Weathered Barn Near Boone NC #WW

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Image captured with my Canon SD880 point n’ shoot camera.

Somewhere along the North Carolina mountain countryside is this quaint, weathered barn. judging by its condition I don’t believe it’s been used for anything in years. I snapped the original (above) in August 2011 and first shared it with y’all in 2013. I knew when I began my barn photo-art series that I wanted to dabble with this image more.

After looking at my archives I found I had more than one version taken at the same location but after shortly studying them I decided I like the way the wild flowers framed the lower bottom edge better in this one.

Using my iPad Distressed FX app adding color and texture layers, adjusting color saturation and a small cluster of birds. The warmth of the new image whispers autumn in my ear, does it tell you the same?

I liked the results I got with this creation but I thought it would be nice to paint it. I have two apps designed to give this effect. The first picture is a watercolor creation of Waterlogue. The app has limited options and settings but the results are nice. It really looks like a watercolor painting to my untrained eye, how about you?

The second app I played with Brushstroke. It has all kinds of settings – medium (brushstroke), palette selecter (colors), support (canvas/paper etc), element adjustments, and signature. It’s really a cool program.  I opted to turn the photograph into an oil painting. If you enlarge the picture to run your eyes across the image you can almost feel the brushstrokes.

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27 thoughts on “Weathered Barn Near Boone NC #WW

    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Mimi, the rustic country vibes is nice! I love seeing these old barns sitting out in a field. It’s not often I can find a place to get these shots but this one worked out beautifully!

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      I think the apps do a remarkable job. I have yet to print one of the images to see what it looks like. I think I will do this right now. Okay, I scaled the image down to print. I hate using up my ink. lol Anywho, it turned out pretty good on plain paper. I’m sure it would look a lot better printed on watercolor paper and I don’t know if my printer can handle real stiff paper. Maybe, I can try an online service to upload and print it. Oh well…I won’t worry about that until I’m ready to consider hanging it. Great to have you on board not-so Wordless Wednesday! 😉

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  1. Lydia C. Lee

    I love what you did with the filters (or apps), I’m a bit hopeless with all of those. I’m doing the leapmode challenge on Insta so I’m playing around a little more…but still not really good at it yet.

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  2. Myke Todd

    This is quite fantastic. All the images are wonderful… I was having a barn discussion with my close friend, earlier today. I must direct her toward this post. She probably will ease in and out quietly… My friend is very shy.

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Myke,

      I’m glad you enjoyed my barn image make-overs. Please do share my post with your friend, even if she quietly comes and goes without me knowing. I’m not a shy person but I understand. Hopefully, she’ll feel comfortable enough to say “Hello”. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week!

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