Block Barn

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On Highway 71 just south of Highway 3 in Northwest Iowa. Block barns are few and far between in Iowa, and this one came with an old fashioned block corn crib and silo as a bonus!
Textures by Distressed Jewell and Jessica Drossin. HSS!

GlasgowPhotoMan, BillyBrownPhotography, and 33 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Dandelion Photo . 33 months ago | reply

    I have never seen or heard of a block barn before, probably lasts much longer .
    I love old barns and you seem to have an eye for finding them ...beautifully composed !

  2. Customman 33 months ago | reply

    Great perspective. Love the tall corn to the right.

  3. Distressed Jewell 33 months ago | reply

    What an amazing place, it looks like it is in good shape too! Lovely as always...

  4. srlh627 33 months ago | reply

    I love everything from the composition and subject(s) to the texturing. Great job! HSS

  5. radpicsbydk 33 months ago | reply

    Hi Mary- Barn Queen now Texture Queen! Great work!! ; 0

  6. Liddy5 33 months ago | reply

    Nice find, Mary. The brick patterns in the barn are so unusual. Lovely colors and treatment.

  7. garry.56.clark 33 months ago | reply

    nice scene,Mary

  8. Sabvaning. 33 months ago | reply

    Fantastic composition and processing ! I really like the painterly look on this image!

  9. Nwbama 33 months ago | reply

    Awesome barn Mary!

  10. Nichole Renee 33 months ago | reply

    That's gorgeous! You find some of the best barns/farms!!

  11. meezer squeezer 33 months ago | reply

    One of your best by far. :-)

  12. MEaves 33 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot of this unique and rare barn ... Fantastic

  13. Jim429 33 months ago | reply

    This is beautiful Mary. The composition and warm colors are perfect. Your processing makes this so super. OutstandIng photo.

  14. i saw the sign 33 months ago | reply

    That is cool. I love the pattern of the block. There's nothing like this around here.

  15. Titole 33 months ago | reply

    Very well seen !
    Have a nice weekend Mary !

  16. -- Dario -- 33 months ago | reply

    beautiful texture work and amazing find.

  17. Lights in my hometown 33 months ago | reply

    Classic Iowa! : ) Beautiful color and light. These brick barns are something special.

  18. Veke47 33 months ago | reply

    Superb, Mary. The various colors in the bricks and their texture is beautiful. I love brick barns and this one is a beauty! And, then to have the whole complex be brick...wow! A treasure, for sure. Another beautiful image.

  19. Andrea HdG 33 months ago | reply

    Yeah...i really need to learn photoshop and how to play with textures. I love taking these kind of shots and this looks SO cool with a light texture. LOVE it!

  20. PhotosToArtByMike 33 months ago | reply

    Beautiful find and colors.

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