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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Barn Chicks

Bad blogger that I am I found wonderful and beautiful old barns on a highway in South Carolina.

I had no time to photograph them.

Road trip!

I am re-visiting some images of barns taken this summer.

I played around in Picnik a bit with editing.

barn flowers 002 linton barns 002

linton barns 019

I do not know how I feel about the red barn in Focal Black&White.

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river barn 045

river barn 035

Can you tell I am a sign freak ya’ll?

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This old and chippy rocker is on the porch at the old house.

I gave it some Boost effect and that really brought out the green chippiness.

I am also loving that font from Picnik.

Maybe one day in a galaxy far far away I will purchase Picnik or Photoshop.

I am told editing images is addictive.

I believe.

Do go to Karen’s blog Brayton Homestead Interiors and check out the other Barn Chicks.

grace surrounds us



  1. Olive, I love, love, love your barns and also signs and that cute chippy chair! You did a super job with your photo shop and your photos!

    Hope you have a very Happy Outdoor Wednesday...


    Sheila :-)

  2. wow! your photographs are gorgeous and amazing -you could do that professionally! I am impressed!
    Thank you for being a Barn Chick right from the beginning, I am so grateful.
    love ya!


  3. Beautiful photos! My favorite is definitely the last one. All the textures just pop off that picture!

  4. YOU have scaled that
    photography curve like
    no other blogger that
    I've followed....seriously,
    your pics get better
    and better! I used Picnik
    on my Jane Austen dinner
    post and it was fun! Over
    the holidays {if I'm still
    at this} I want to re-do
    my page with the big photos.
    You've really inspired me!
    xx Suzanne

  5. Hello Olive, I love all of your barn photos, and also the vintage signs... my favorite barn is the one with all the "stuff" on it!... Barn Chick parties have been so fun!... xoxo Julie Marie

  6. I am just learning to edit and there is so much I need to learn. I was out shooting barn photos yesterday for the party today.

  7. Hi Olive, love the pic with the red barn! I know what you mean about bloggers and picture taking. I find myself seeing things I should shoot everywhere I go and I'm always so mad at myself if I haven't brought my camera along.

  8. Olive, you can afford the Picnic - I pay like 24.95 per YEAR! It's worth it, I put all of my photos through it, just to mark them. I'm a big fan of the focal color/black & white. I've used it for weddings and just about everything else. Love the photos of the barns, you did good! Sandi

  9. Curious... "What is Boost Effect"???? Some type of product??? Love how the patina came out on the chair frame... AND - NO WAY ARE YOU A BAD BLOGGER...
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  10. Love your barn and sign pictures. They turned out fantastic with your altering. I am not even sure if that is the word since I am so unfamiliar with Picnik, etc. I would love to have someone sit down with me and show me how to edit, but it will have to wait. Sounds like a lot of fun though!

    Have a good week!

  11. I love that first barn - wouldn't it be grand to have it in your own backyard ::sigh:: ..Your photo editing is wonderful!

  12. Olive I adore all these photos, but that first one is gorgeous! You would love PS, try it you'll like it! ;-)

    And that font is perfect!

    Kat :)

  13. Love the barns. I was raised on a farm and the barn was always a place to explore.. We would play hide and seek among the bales of straw and ever now and then find a litter of new born kittens. memories of years gone by..thanks for reminding me with your post

  14. Very cool Olive!! Thanks for the inspiration and beauty!!~*Hugs,Rachel

  15. Your photo's are beautiful... I just love the first Barn, I think it's gorgeous!!!

  16. Hi there Olive. I am going to be a bit boring really, because I just want to say what all the others have already said!! The photoes are stunning, and "old barns" - what a good subject for photography. I liked the black and white - always makes it so atmospheric I think.

  17. Love the old vintage signs-makes me think about the show "American Pickers"~!

  18. I also snap barns, Something about capturing something that will be gone one day. I do love your photos.

  19. I always forget to do before properly. That's my bad blooger confession. I just get too excited by whatever project I'm on and wade in!

    I've never used Piknik....or any of those photo thingies. Are they easy to use?


  20. I've never used any of those programs. Are they fairly straightforward to use?

    I love the way the greenish paint of the chair pops right out.

    Beautiful photographs...again!!


  21. Great pics Olive, my fave is that chippy green chair.... That would be a great color of chair to have!

  22. Hi Olive! Great barns and I love those signs too. I agree with you about photo obsession. I have to carry my camera with me all of the time too!

    Susan and Bentley

  23. Great barns Olive! Picnik is fun to play with :)


  24. Your photos are wonderful!! Love that old Sinclair sign, and the rocker...really cool, missy!
    love ya,

  25. Olive,

    Your pictures are amazing. I love the focal black and white. Picnik is not that expensive. Have you tried Photoscape? Another good one. Thanks for stopping by.


  26. Loved your post today. Old barns just intrigue me. You found some really neat signs as well.

  27. Your photos are so neat. I especially love the barn that is falling down on the side. I kind of like the focal black & white.

  28. Great photography Olive, I have never attempted to edit any of my photography, I would be sure to mess up the original!

  29. Beautiful pictures, Olive. The effects you gave them made them even more lovely. Ann

  30. Great shots! I love them all...I especially like the old Texaco Granpa was an engineer for them his whole adult life! Thanks for sharing :0)

  31. Love, love, love your pictures. I'm a sign FREAK too! I have a Kodak Easy Share camera but you have me beat hands down. I'm gonna practice and log into Picnik??? and play. I've added myself as a follow b/c you (AND YOUR BLOG)are just too COOL!

  32. Olive!
    Beautiful barns and vintage signs! The rocker is very special, too.
    Love to Clovis.

  33. It IS addictive. There have been nights when I've stayed up way too late, because I am playing on Photoscape, and I don't even do the artistic stuff with a camera and the photo enhancing that you do. Olive, I love the barns, and what a great old chair! Your photo effects are great too. laurie

  34. Hiya Olive....!

    THANKS so much for your comment earlier....hahahahaha....I think BOTH our butts could fit in one of those chairs.... :o) !!

    I LOVE your barns....ESPECIALLY the red one....! I HAVE photoshop & never use it would you believe....I'm just an 'aim & crop' girl....Mind you, after seeing what you've done with your pics I might venture out of my comfort zone....!

    Have an AWESOME weekend Lovey....!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

  35. I love these photos Olive!!~ They would look great even framed and hung on a focal wall!~ I just played around on Piknic the other day, it was fun!

  36. It's such fun to take an existing photo and play with it. Of course, it helps to have taken a good picture, to begin with. Great photos, Olive! :-)
    ~ Sue

  37. Hi Olive!

    What gorgeous photos! You have a wonderful eye. I have to admit, I haven't played around with any type of editing photos. I really need to give it a try soon!

  38. I know, I often forget my camera when I should have it. You did manage to capture some gorgeous shots this summer though ~ love them!

  39. These are just wonderful, so dreamy and evocative!

    Have a great Sunday!

  40. The second photo is really neat it looks like lomography.

  41. Hi Olive,

    Mark here from the Picnik team. I like the softness of the dilapidated barn. And I almost want to touch that paint chipping on the rocking chair.

    And of course thanks for including Picnik in your blog. It's always fun to see how people put Picnik into practice.


  42. You're a girl after my own heart...I love these shots!
    It's the best fun in the world, isn't it to be out gallavanting with your sweetie and a camera? What else could we possibly need...:)



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