Horse and Barn

© 2012  Michael Fiveson

I am drawn to barns like a fly to a horse. For me there is something serene and tranquil about animals well cared for in a country setting. When I walked up to this barn a very sweet horse came out to say hello. Behind him you can see a chicken coop with part of a chicken exposed.

46 thoughts on “Horse and Barn

  1. I went driving yesterday and saw some horse farms. I considered stopping and photographing the horses but felt self conscious. Maybe next time I’ll stop. I means, what’s the worst that can happen? The owner chases me off? How bad is that? Not very. But that’s why I didn’t stop!

    This is a great barn and it’s red and I’m glad the horse approved. 🙂

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    • Sometimes I am clearly trespassing. A week or so ago I drove onto someones property and asked a very scary looking guy if I could shoot his barns and he looked at me in such a way that I thought I might be in danger. Could have been a meth lab in there, the way he looked at me. I quickly said “hey man, I can just leave” and he said that would be a good idea. So I moved onto my next barn.
      Thanks Dezra.

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      • Well, if you told him you were going to shoot his barns, I don’t blame him for giving you the evil eye! Lol! You have a great story here. Thanks for telling it. It actually makes me feel better.

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      • LOL, come to think of it he may have been so stupid as to think I was going to put holes in his barns. That would have blown up his meth lab!

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  2. Another beauty!

    I commiserate with Dezra, any time I take a picture of a subject on someone else’s property, my knees practically start knocking! The day I was taking shots of the little cottage in my area, someone laid on the horn when they drove by…..I think my heart froze!

    have a wonderful weekend!
    Elisa

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    • Today I went into the country looking for objects (barns, buildings, doors) and pulled the motorcycle over in 2 locations. The second was a gem and I was going to shoot from the road but a man came outside and said I could go onto his property. Got a few nice things and he even had 2 goats, which I adore. Anyhow, I didn’t get shot and it was great fun. Have a good night Elisa.

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      • Ha! He probably came out to admire your bike! Just to be safe, wear a flak jacket next time. 😉 Can’t wait to see the pictures!

        You too!

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  3. What a nice feeling carries this post… I loved your photograph, reminds me how much I love to be in nature and farms,, etc. but not in city 🙂 Thank you dear Mike, have a nice weekend, with my love, nia

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  4. This is great Mike! You always get your wish, you just got all the element you always look for a good shot, including the color! 🙂

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  5. Love this shot Mike – barns and horses have been a big part of my life in the past. I am slightly concerned though – I notice this barn is … RED! I wonder where the door is?????

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  6. A real beauty of a barn, wonderfully photographed. Thanks for pointing out the chicken, I would have missed it otherwise. Horses are such beautiful creatures, I wish I wasn’t allergic to them because I would love to go horse riding. Unfortunately, the one time I tried it my face puffed up like a balloon and my skin was covered in an itchy rash. Not the coolest look for a would-be cowgirl.

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    • I love horses but cannot ride due to knees that lock up in a very painful way. Perhaps we should plan a ride anyhow so we can judge who looks more silly……you with puffy face, or me on the ground rolling in pain.

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      • Oh dear, I’m very sorry to hear about your knees, that sounds terrible. We would look a right sight on a horse riding trip, that’s for sure. I can see it turning into a movie…a trip around the States, on a mission to photograph doors and eat cakes using every possible mode of transport.

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      • So long as its every possible mode of transport, excluding horses. I suspect we’d find it a bit harder finding fancy cakes here, but we’ll make do, won’t we. For every cake I eat I’ll have to run around the building five times to work it off. That could be a sight as well, don’t you think?

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    • The horse was real sweet but I couldn’t get as close as I wanted because there was a big ditch I didn’t want to cross. I am always looking for doors as you know.

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    • Well it is real nice, except the winters are cold and long and I don’t ski. This coming winter Judy will retire and we can hang out and do a few things. that will be a big boost for me. I think maybe home is where you live, and the location can be better than others, but in your town you have a lot going on by way of culture and food that I certainly don’t have here in Northern Colorado. But thanks, I do enjoy my summers, and thanks for liking my shot too.

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      • Mikey: Chicago certainly ain’t all it’s cracked up to be!
        Culture gets negated in Chicago every day, by a black shooting or killing another on the Southside.

        Here, on the Northside, where I live, these goofs keep shooting each other, and killing too.

        I respect your photography (you know that one) greatly…and I will continue to shoot no matter where I live, but…I continue to envy you the clear air of Colorado.

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