.....During the day when the sun became strong, Marie and I did some back road touring and when we came upon a barn we could access we stopped to make some images. I don't know why I like barns, but I know I am not the only one. Maybe its the pleasing proportions, simple natural lines and character of these basic structures that are honest and offer an integrity of design. Their simple, natural lines create a settled feeling on the land, like the barn has always been there! They possess a traditional beauty with their warm mellowed timbers, a romance and charm that cannot be duplicated in any other architectural form. Or maybe there is some long ago attachment in the DNA from when my family was farming land in the Northern Neck of Virginia in colonial days. When we were shooting we met some very nice folks who came out to see what we were up to...we met Bonnie Nelson who has the prettiest piece of property on Laneville Road, in Dry Fork. Her front porch overlooks her barn in a field of hay, with the mountains beyond. She was so sweet to talk to and she gave us permission to walk on her land; but as usually in photography when road touring...shooting it from where you first saw it and stopped you with that Oh man, that's a shot response is usually the best!