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Paul

I admit it, I am a barn'aholic **Pics Added**

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Today since it was so nice we jumped on the ATV's and tooled around Grand Forks and Nelson Counties in search of Barns and abandoned buildings. I had my fiancee's Dad as a tour guide since he farms and lives there we found plenty. I will post a few each day for the next few days. so check back. I just don't want to flood everone the same day. Some are black and White and some are Color. All Taken with Canon XTI, 17-85 with Circular polarizer.

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Good work Paul! I find it interesting as to the many different architect styles barns come in from around different regions. I guess it simply boils down to nationalities of those who built the barn. Scot's, Swede's, Pol's, Dutch etc. they would all have their own distinct styles.

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In this particular area, it was mostly Scandanavians and Germans. If you go north towards the boarder it would be the Icelanders.

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Great images, old style barns are a dieing out since they are all being replaced with Morton building and such. I think thats what attracts me to them, the age and different styles. Great job preserving the past.

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I love the look of the last picture! I agree with Meaney, black and white works with that photo. No way in [PoorWordUsage] color would pull off that look.

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I shot all the pics in color then converted to Black and White. I thought color would do but not so much in most of them. Here are a few more pics.

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I really like the black and white look, but these color shots work too. Are you using filters on some of these shots?

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Filters are awesome....but you can do all the filtering effects on photoshop and other photo programs. I took this one up by Brainerd. One is the sepia tone the other is the original. I still prefer color but the sepia looks nice too!

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I was using a Hoya Circular Polarizer, then post processing using a PS CS3 plugin called black and white styler.

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