Thursday, January 30, 2014

{Theme Thursday} Barns

jan-feb schedule

I should pay attention.  It wasn't until Micaela mentioned looking for a barn in California that I started thinking about this week's Theme Thursday *make sure you check out all the fun with Cari!*

Barns.....ummm, I live in corn country.  This seems like such an easy-peasy assignment given where I live.  I mean, my friend lives in a converted barn (if only I'd had the time/foresight to drive out to her place for a shot!).  So, sometimes when it seems so easy, it starts to wiggle in your brain that maybe you should be more creative than just snapping the first one you see on the way out of town.  This is where I start over-thinking.

I very nearly gave you a shot of our Little People farm house, but I'm pretty sure it's packed in the attic still from our basement remodel.

I also had to go to the lovely DMV today (for the record, they're always super-nice, I just hate all errands).  The DMV used to be about a mile from my house - they moved it a few years ago to a more "central" location....now almost 40 minutes from my house.  I remembered as I was getting ready that there happens to be a unique barn on our way.

I pulled up, took out the camera, realized I had forgotten to stick the memory card back in, thanked the maker that there was a small amount of internal memory and snapped a shot.  I thought it would be a pain to get the photo from the internal memory to the removable card, but my camera is a genius and as soon as I stuck the card in, it promptly asked me if I'd like to transfer the internal pictures to the card....why yes, yes I would.  Thank you genius camera for making my day a little easier.....especially since I spent from 11am-12:15pm waiting in line for a couple sandwiches from a local place that's closing on Saturday (amazing sandwiches, not sorry I waited!).

The barn I captured is a converted barn that has become a theater.  Local actors put on productions on a stage that has audience seating on three sides.  The first floor features concessions, the ticket office and a reception area.  The upstairs loft is the theater.  Seats where the hay bales used to be folks *real seats*!  If you're ever in the area, it's a fantastic way to take in local talent.

f 8.0 - 1/30 - ISO 200

19 comments:

  1. That is a cool looking barn! And hooray for genius cameras!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, definitely a great camera moment!

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  2. Now that's a barn! So glad to stop by via Cari's place and meet you.

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  3. Love it! As a theatre person myself I know a lot of great people over there!

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    1. Oh, and they moved our DMV from a VERY easy place to find to the hardest place in the history of ever. It's BEHIND a building past loading docks.

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    2. We're probably at least within three degrees of separation from each other and yet we met in the blogsophere :)

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  4. That is a great looking barn! What a wonderful way to use a big building.

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    1. It's definitely a cool space - and provides a great theater experience.

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  5. Oooh. Pretty!

    I am jealous of your friend, by the way. Living in a converted barn?!? Awesome.

    My hubby has a dream... that one day... we'll have a house-barn. Yep, a house and a barn, connected. Humans and goats/chicken/horses/sheep(?), living as one. In all kinds of smelly glory. It'll be grand.

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    1. Haha! WITH the animals? Oh my! My friend with the barn house does find it has its challenges as well, so I guess things are never really as glamorous as we'd like to imagine them :)

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    1. That's what I thought too, I was really pleased with how the shot turned out!

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  7. What a great barn remodel. I would have loved to have seen it in its "hay"day :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm sure it was quite the farmstead!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the winter sky, too.

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    1. Thanks! I'll let you live vicariously through my winter sky and cold temps...I'll do the same with your flaming meteorites-fire weather and heat!

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  9. You captured a great local barn - great idea, Annie!!!

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