//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsI’ve exhausted my original list of ideas! So I hit Flickr’s Explore, then Instagram’s Explore, and presto! Barns. How have I never had us shoot barns?

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Well, luckily they’re self explanatory. But I don’t want to hear any excuses, even if you live in an urban environment, you can find a barn close by. Many law enforcement agencies have a “mounted devision”, see if you can photograph their barn. I checked out 5 US major metropolitans, three of which should already be snow covered, each had some sort of special barn within 20 miles of downtown. When it comes down to it, if you Google around, you’ll find something. You Southern Hemisphere peeps obviously have nothing to complain about.

Back to the Car Barn

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsMessage me if you’re truly coming up empty, you urbanites. Everyone else probably already knows what barn they’re going to shoot.


Now, the challenge embodies more than taking a snapshot of a barn. Whether or not you joined us last week, or years ago, we’ve all been learning new techniques. Go back and scan through some of your own submissions, and get motivated and maybe reminded of some ideas you could apply to photographing your barn.

Hoffman's Dairy Garden - steel barn with pumpkins 2 - 148

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsI think it would be important to use a tripod for this one. You can shoot it wide. You might have to, based on how close you must be to the barn. Maybe you can shoot it across a field, with a zoom, putting it in a greater context. The rules are pretty simple:

  • Post one original photograph (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to Google+Facebook, or Flickr (or all three). Tag the photo #photochallenge.org or #photochallenge2015.
  • The shot should be a new shot you took for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • The posted image should be a photograph, not a video.
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2015 Photo Challenge is fun and easy.

        The view from the Good Luck Bar - The Sheds @ 1 Fox//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.