Bob Barley  

Rising by Bob Barley

December 2019 - Rising

About the Image(s)

The old disused solo stands proud of a golf course these days rather than farm land. I liked the leading lines of the fence and the roadway. Not a lot done in post other than cropping.

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6 comments posted

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Interesting subject with conflicting land uses, a road, remnants of a farm building, and golf course. As a bogey golfer my first reaction was visualizing hitting a stray golf ball into one of the openings in the silo.

The off center placement of the silo and location of the horizon makes for a unique scene. The surrounding hues nicely bring out the colors of the silo. This is a scene I probably would have walked by unnoticed. Good catch.
  Posted: 12/10/2019 09:04:57

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
The change in direction of land use is mirrored by the yellow directional sign at the end of the road pointing both left and right.Left leads to a sand trap and right leads to nowhere. The silo dominates the scene and has no apparent purpose. Lots of possible stories here.   Posted: 12/11/2019 10:43:31

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
I have a grandson that just bought a small farm property with a silo almost like this one except it has a roof on top. Really silos are not a thing of the past and farmers not put the silage out in a pile or in long plastic bags where it ages. It is needed for cows that are miked to keep their stomachs in good order.

I am doing a rural NE Indiana series of Barns and many of these are gone. See: (Website still need work but is up).

I probably would have used the silo and golf course as the scene. You got more more out of the photo with the one point perspective of the road.   Posted: 12/12/2019 08:45:39

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
I give credit to the golf course for not tearing down the silo. I'm sure it is quite the conversation piece of the golfers waiting there turn at the tee. I like the leading line of the fence but I probably would have cropped out the road.   Posted: 12/15/2019 00:16:36

Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
The silo and golf course interesting example of land conversion. Like the tree at end of road and the left and right yellow sign which tells the story of your before and after land use photograph. Good composition.   Posted: 12/15/2019 17:08:35

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
You found something here that pulls us in several directions at once and that makes it interesting to view. I played with a crop to just up to the second fence post. By reducing the amount of golf course our attention is more focused on the road.   Posted: 12/18/2019 09:14:26