I decided to do an impromptu hike the other day in Evergreen, Colorado. The Three Sisters open space at around 8200 feet in elevation made for a lovely start to my day until a sudden storm sent me fleeing towards the parking area where I found this boarded barn that appears to have housed The Evergreen Parks and Rec District or at least at one time was part of their system. (click any image to enlarge and use the "back" button to return to the post)
The rain had changed the color of the wood almost as if a new coat of matte paint had been suddenly sprayed upon the staves. Many of my readers also read Mike's Look at Life by the venerable Mike Fiveson. His work with barns and dilapidated buildings in Colorado has inspired my work here today and taught me very much about seeing the beauty in something many would find aesthetically challenged.
I took all of these photos with my iPhone 4 as I sprinted in and out cover of picnic table awnings as the rain poured down mixed with shards of hail. I could not resist playing with all my lovely camera apps on this day as the changes in texture and color of the wood screamed for a little post process creativity.
The naked eye and the 645 pro application offer this wide view of the space where the glossy wet roof is apparent. It was a great day for me in the woods and inspired by the talented Mike Fiveson. I will return to Evergreen, Colorado this year in search of barns and respite from the Denver heat.