Thursday, August 25, 2005
the bid is signed
My husband serves on the village board of our tiny community. Knowing on my fascination and history of photographing "the barn", he returned from the monthly meeting with news.
"They've signed a bid to have the barn torn down", he said.
"August," he continued. "Don't know exactly when though."
I remember well the cold winters day I sat shivering in the abandoned hay loft, marveling at the grandeur of the space. It always reminded me of a cathedral, abandoned now to birds, raccoons and the occasional photographer. On that day I fantasized about buying an entire professional lighting set up, to allow me to successfully capture the beauty of the loft. And then I longed for Travis' talent in shooting in the most difficult of lighting situations.
I decided to make the best of what I had and grabbed a shot of the massive beams and soaring roof.