Old Redwood Barn

Old Redwood Barn

I’ve posted a couple of other old barns and structures before and I guess I just love these aging structures.  This one is located a block north of River Road near the Russian River east of Guerneville, right in the Russian River wine country area.  I’ve been past this barn many times and always wanted to photograph it but never quite made it happen.  So a week or so ago I took a day trip through the Alexander Valley looking for the wild mustard blooms and came away a little disappointed.  Then I remembered that old barn.  It was late in the day and I got some nice lighting and shadows to enhance the scene.  The English daisies were also blooming close to the ground which added a nice carpet of color as well.  For me, these old weathered barns hearken back to a time when we worked the land by hand.  I’m just glad I finally got a chance to give this old barn a second look.


Equipment:  Nikon D810; Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens (at 24mm); monopod.

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2 Responses to Old Redwood Barn

  1. Chris Wendt says:

    Beautiful, Phil! Really nice color and tonal range. Is it deserted/abandoned, or still used for anything today?

    • Thanks Chris. It was an otherwise gray day and then the sun came out late and helped me out a bit. I did see a few things that looked like they me be stored in the barn, but I suspect that they may be relics themselves. I doubt seriously that there is any use being made of this barn any more.

      I do love these old barns. Maybe it’s how the redwood weathers.

      Take care, and thanks again,


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