Thursday, March 15, 2012

Leftovers from Yesterday

Today is my errands day before I go back to work tomorrow, so I didn't go on any photo safaris. But there were two shots from yesterday that didn't fit in the photo essay easily, so I played with them to create b&w shots.

This first one is a typical Central PA farmhouse, stone with a metal roof. They've been building these here for a couple of centuries now, and the only change in the style is that tin roof. The columns on the porch are a modern innovation, too; in the 18th and early 19th centuries they were probably plain old shaved tree trunks.

This barn was on a farm that looked a little too good to be true; everything was a little too clean and whitewashed, with a noted lack of animals (and animal smell). Since it abuts on the Shippensburg University campus, I can't help but wonder if it's some sort of property of theirs. In any case, the barn was certainly photogenic.

© 2012 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Great shots--that is an interesting barn, but you're right--it doesn't have the look of being in use!

  2. I'd kill to have that barn...

    And the b & w of the house is really stunning.