Thursday, September 8, 2011

wheels in the wheatfield

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This is located at the artisans at dahman barn in uniontown, washington.   we have passed it a few times but never stopped.  this summer we decided we would and oh wow so glad we did.  it sits on the edge of a farm in a super small town (like 30+ people I think) there are at least 100 different artists that share their work inside the barn and about 20 that have studios where you can watch them work as well.  i came away with my christmas ornament for this year, a mouse of course.

this is the outside of the barn where there is a fence made of hundreds of wheels welded together.  i loved how this looked out into the wheat fields and how the clouds were formed that day.  sometimes a picture just makes itself.

i love this shot   I don't say that much about my own work only because I super critical of my work always thinking I could have done this or that better I guess that is good because i am learning.  I was looking at my tag cloud (scary) and started cleaning it up and noticed some very old posts and thought good grief that is horrible I should delete it.  but it is a reminder of my improvement so they stay.

this is a picture of the barn with the fence around it. so you can see how many wheels are there.

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Photo Art Friday
 
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29 comments:

  1. Wonderful old wheels ! Great shots !
    Have a nice day.

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  2. Both images are satisfying.
    The top one works at so many levels:
    The sharp contrast of Industry versus Nature [brilliant cropping/positioning].
    The scenery loses detail as you go further away and almost becomes abstract.
    A 'painting' with a story. Well done to my eyes.

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  3. wonderful photos - and it sure would be interesting to go there!

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  4. Wonderful skies, and I love that rusty old tractor wheel in the first image. Beautiful photos.

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  5. Wow! Gorgeous landscapes and incredible skies! The clarity and colours of your photos are quite stunning. Makes me think of the song "Will the circle be unbroken?"

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  6. What an amazing juxtaposition of the rusted, formerly hard-working wheel and the pastoral setting behind it. It really works!

    Thank you for sharing your work on Photo Art Friday!

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  7. nice! Washington is full of lovely views!

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  8. These are gorgeous images! Now tell me, where is Uniontown? I'm a Washingtonian and I don't know this beautiful place YET.

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  9. I would love to visit, too! Beautiful photos!

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  10. Oh my goodness, this shot hit too close to home. First off the pictures are beautiful, second, I wish I was with you. I've wanted to go to the barn for a long time. I was engaged to a man many years ago that was from Uniontown (his family still lives there), but he passed away before we got married. His mom and dad are involved in the Dahman barn. I haven't seen them since the funeral (28 years ago) though I have seen his sister a few times. I've been though there a a hand full of times but never had the guts to stop in. Did you take any pictures inside the barn? Thanks for sharing these photos.

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  11. You find such cool places! Or you know how to capture boring places to know how to make them look cool. ;)

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  12. Wow these are wonderful. I've never heard of this place and I live in Washington State.

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  13. Oh I absolutely love these photos. B

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  14. that is a pretty cool fence. I want one, lol.
    Debbi
    -ourhometoyours

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  15. They're lovely, I don't know which I like better - the second one is fun but like the composition in the first.

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  16. you're absolutely right, these shots are awesome! I have a weekly Barn Charm meme that opens each Monday evening about 6pm central... I'd love for you to swing by & link up this post.

    happy weekend =)

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  17. Very nice shot. I love the blue skies with the fluffy white clouds and the fresh air farm feel to it. Great capture.

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  18. beautiful composition - love the contrast of metal and nature

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  19. Great photos. I really love the fence in the second image!

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  20. What beautiful images and such interesting perspectives.

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  21. Over the moon for the second photo! It has the kind of clarity and sharpness that I envy. What a great scene. Both photos are really nice.

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  22. You joined! YaY! I was so hoping you would... thanks so much =)))

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  23. I do like this...I feel like I have seen wheels as a fence somewhere else...not exactly like this but almost.

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  24. The barn is wonderful, but that fence is pure art!

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  25. Oh my gush this is so cool!! I love this one!

    Barn Along I-96

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  26. Great barn with a perfect fence!

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  27. I love the fence, and the shot with of it with the barn in the background. It looks familiar to me....
    NoteworthyMusings

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