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Old Barn

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 15 January 2015 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

An old barn, on the Gifford homestead, along the scenic drive. The historical farmhouse is a museum and gift shop.To the left is a campground and orchard. This is the heart of the Fuita valley where the Mormon pioneers grew apples, peaches, and cherries in abundance.

Dewey Gifford bought the homestead in 1928 and occupied it for 41 years. In 1969, he sold it to the National Park Service and moved away. Since the Giffords were the last family in the area, Fruita ceased being a farming community.

Capitol Reef National Park
Part of the Great American West series.

Alimohammad from Yazd, Iran


15 Jan 2015 5:47am

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!!! This is dream place....How wonderful it looks..oozing with old world charm.....

15 Jan 2015 6:01am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendide compo

15 Jan 2015 7:25am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like these old barns which are valid to me to think of the television series " The small house in the meadow ".

15 Jan 2015 7:30am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a lovely sense of harmony all this has . . a oneness.

15 Jan 2015 7:35am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Nice treatment and pov.

15 Jan 2015 8:15am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

I like that limited colour palette, very effective.

15 Jan 2015 8:45am

Veronique from Tarbes, France

Excellent processing of this typically american barn. I like it.

15 Jan 2015 9:25am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful scene and treatment as well :-) I never made it to Capital Reefs - but it is on my list. Is this the same Gifford family whose name joins with Pinchot to form the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest? The Pinchot estate and mansion is in Milford, PA not far from where Barbara and I live, here in PA. Of course, Pinchot and John Muir joined forces for many years....History is so amazing..I love this image! All the best, sir :-)

15 Jan 2015 10:54am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Sepia atmosphere is tasteful and beautiful view down !!

15 Jan 2015 12:03pm

Marym from PA, United States

Beautiful!! love the processing Steve.

15 Jan 2015 12:43pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice capture

15 Jan 2015 12:57pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot. I like the beautiful tones and mild colors.

15 Jan 2015 2:19pm

Francesco from turin, Italy

j'adore ce coin de campagne…. très belle photo...

15 Jan 2015 4:58pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A beautiful shot and a great point of view. Lovely processing. :)

15 Jan 2015 5:13pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Lovely scene nicely processed

15 Jan 2015 5:18pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This is stunning

15 Jan 2015 6:29pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, textures & treatment!
L O V E L Y !!!!!

15 Jan 2015 6:57pm

roland theys from Loverval, Belgium

Excellent processing and compose shot!

15 Jan 2015 8:34pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Splendid image ... the tones and textures are fabulous !!! Excellent treatment ...

15 Jan 2015 10:52pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine pov. very nice tones

15 Jan 2015 11:12pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I love everything about this image

15 Jan 2015 11:28pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I agree with Ronnie.

15 Jan 2015 11:29pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Wonderful composition with fine processing and toning.

16 Jan 2015 3:58am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


16 Jan 2015 4:46am

Maxine from Christchurch, New Zealand

Lovely in sepia. Really nice image,

16 Jan 2015 4:52am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Truly a dream place to live.

16 Jan 2015 5:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

J'aime beaucoup

16 Jan 2015 6:42am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition and treatment!

16 Jan 2015 8:23am

Longroute from Nowhere, Italy

Very nice Steve. A nice subject and a nice composition. Good that they preserved it.

16 Jan 2015 8:33am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


16 Jan 2015 9:17am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Very nice composition and excellent choice of tonality!

16 Jan 2015 12:42pm

Kiki from Auvergne, France

A treatment in sepia drawing suited well for this barn of another time!

16 Jan 2015 3:01pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Very good composition and tonality achieved.

16 Jan 2015 8:21pm