Beware, Abandoned Barns

© Nadya Johnson

Beware, Abandoned Barns

David Pratt 9/5/2007 9:03:51 AM

Gorgeous barn and sky Nadya! A great mood setter here. Terrific composition and lighting. #731106

Kimberly Mills 9/5/2007 9:06:37 AM

very good comp and lighting, beautiful colors. Great photo!

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 9/5/2007 9:15:56 AM

amazing texture and capture nadja. may I know the filters you used on this one? #4750496

Lynne Morris 9/5/2007 9:29:49 AM

Wow Nadya this is stunning, fantastic colours and great effects, I love it! #4750544

Deon 9/5/2007 9:43:06 AM

This is awesome Naday. Wonderful work.

Deon #4750592

Tarun Bose 9/5/2007 9:43:14 AM

Wow! This is a masterpeice shot. Outstanding colour tones and lighting. One of your best Barn shots. My favourite. Well done my friend Nadya. #4750593

Margaret R. Barry 9/5/2007 9:46:02 AM

Fantastic color and comp., Nadya. Outstanding! #4750605

Jeff Robinson 9/5/2007 9:55:04 AM

Great find and capture Nadya!! The dog certainly adds to the excitement and to the story that goes with this image!! Jeff #4750635

Ellery Samuels 9/5/2007 9:56:55 AM

Great shot. Lighting is wonderful. #4750641

Gert Van der Walt 9/5/2007 11:51:50 AM

Yip, great! Simple and very striking!
I agree the sky does look a bit strange... something out of this world maybe! #4750987

Carla Metzler 9/5/2007 12:19:33 PM

I really like the effects, Nadya! Beautiful image! #4751077

Marijana Fajgl 9/5/2007 1:08:28 PM

Outstanding capture, Nadya and awesome effects! #4751276

Marsha S. Smith 9/5/2007 1:20:06 PM

Fantastic image. I love the saturated colors and that ominous sky. Glad you were faster than the dog. #4751310

Sam Britt 9/5/2007 1:44:01 PM

Wonderful composition & effects, Nadya. #4751398

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/5/2007 2:01:09 PM

AWESOME find and capture, Nadya!!!!! Such beautiful colors and that sky is just amazing!!!!! ♫ k #4751452

Paul Michko 9/5/2007 2:33:41 PM

Great composition, Nadya. #4751562

Bill Wyatt 9/5/2007 2:57:02 PM

The dramatic light cast its beautiful on this beautiful barn! Love the composition and colors too, Nadya! #4751675

Pamela Shane 9/5/2007 3:50:19 PM

Wow - I love this Nadya! Eerily beautiful lighting - winner!! :) #4751923

Melissa G. Meiselman 9/5/2007 4:42:03 PM

Awesome red barn with that ominous and moody sky...all make for an outstanding scene and capture, Nadya!! Good thing the dog didn't catch you!! #4752126

Janet McNeil 9/5/2007 5:46:32 PM

Beautiful old red barn!! Sky is great - very dramatic!! Nice work!! #4752460

Stefania Barbier 9/5/2007 11:45:02 PM

spectacular capture of this beautiful red barn!!! #4753298

Anna Diederich 9/6/2007 12:52:59 AM

Nadya this is so beautiful! Love this one! #4753514

Erin Appelbaum 9/6/2007 8:43:04 AM

Awesome find and capture, Nadya. Love the color and lighting. Peter #4755254

Jessica Jenney 9/6/2007 8:52:26 AM

So beautiful, Nadya! Gorgeous saturated reds and green! The light is really superb! #4755277

William Moore 9/6/2007 11:00:17 AM

lol get the photo and run...nothing holds us back..well almost nothing...gorgeous #4755762

Nadya Johnson 9/7/2007 12:25:42 AM

Thanks to all so much for taking time to look and write! Your comments are very much appreciated! #4758331

Joannie Bertucci 9/7/2007 1:12:50 AM

Stunning work Nadya! This reminds me of my youth in Kansas. We spent many a spring evening in the basement cellar! #4758421

Linda Blair 9/7/2007 6:15:46 AM

WOW!!!! This is a winner for sure, this is gorgeous!!!! That sky!!!! Glad the dog didn't get you!! LOL!!! I can't say enough about this shot, it's just awesome!!!!!! ☺ #4759569

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 9/7/2007 11:32:50 AM

Beautiful image and colors Nadya!,
Amalia #4760705

Nadya Johnson 9/7/2007 9:24:15 PM

Thank you so much for your comments! #4762351

Cassie L. Woodlee 9/8/2007 1:24:02 PM

I am glad you were able to get this shot, WOW AMAZING Nadya!!! Awesome sky love it!!!!!!!! #4764555

Lisa J. Boulden 9/8/2007 9:31:01 PM

The lighting... The colors... The motion of those foreboding skies... All fabulous and quite dramatic!
Love it, Nadya! (and adding it to my favorites)

Jill Odice 9/10/2007 12:35:56 AM

Totally fabulous Nadya! The light here is great, and of course it went into my favs ! #4770559

Nadya Johnson 9/10/2007 11:44:34 PM

Thank you Cassie, Lisa and Jill! #4775376

Vishal Sharma 9/12/2007 1:07:19 PM

Outstanding composition with rich colors, Nadya!!!! I bet1 it's a winner. #4782276

Barbara Kehoe 9/13/2007 8:40:28 AM

This is just fantastic #4786209

anonymous 9/13/2007 1:47:32 PM

Fabulous image Nadya! Fantastic colors and effects! Well done! B- #4787037

Toni Riggs 9/14/2007 12:58:15 AM

The colors and composition in this image are gorgeous! I'm glad you were able to get it before the dog chased you out! #4788747

Phil Stith 9/15/2007 9:48:46 AM

A superb capture that brings it all together. I know you were pleased when you saw the results. Excellent work!!! #4794628

Suzanne L 9/19/2007 7:38:02 AM

Fantastic color and composition here! Glad you were able to get such a great capture before being chased away! #4811671

Nadya Johnson 9/19/2007 7:47:24 AM

Thank you all for your great comments and support! #4811709

Shawn Jennings 9/21/2007 6:48:44 AM

Wonderful shot, Nadya! Great color and intense sky! #4819980

Bill Houghton 9/23/2007 3:48:54 AM

This is beautiful Nadya. I love these old barns. Great shot. Bill

Bill Houghton Photography #4831045

Theresa M. VanderStaay 9/26/2007 9:09:13 PM

What a wonderful capture...The colors are excellent!...The eerie sky certainly adds an intense feel to this photograph...So full of color!...Tessa #4851083

Melissa Malisia 9/28/2007 8:50:40 AM

WONDERFUL shot!! I love everything about it!! GREAT job, Nadya!! A FAV!! #4857456

Indrajit Hajra 10/2/2007 5:19:02 AM

Wow great, this is an exquisite capture with ultra sharp detail, great lighting and terrific composition, Nadya!! Your subtle colors are also outstanding!!


David Pratt 10/24/2007 7:55:54 PM

Congrats on your finalist Nadya! Great job! #4974185

Laurence Saliba 10/24/2007 8:09:43 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this fantastic finalist Nadya!!!!! #4974301

Renee Doyle 10/24/2007 8:10:14 PM

Congratulations Nadya!!!!! #4974311

Tamera S. Phillips 10/24/2007 8:25:22 PM

Congratulation on this well deserved Finalist. #4974484

Sheryl A. Hudson 10/24/2007 9:15:18 PM

WTG Nadya! Congratulations on your finalist!!!
sheryl #4975154

Mike D. Perez 10/24/2007 9:19:57 PM

Congratulations on your great Finalist, Nadya! Superb colors. Country dogs think they own they entire road. I've been chased by many on the bike. This image was well worth the chase! #4975203

Mike D. Perez 10/24/2007 9:20:44 PM

Wonderful image! Funny story about the dog! I live in DeKalb, IL! :) #4975216

Sylvia Rossler 10/24/2007 9:32:42 PM

Big congrats on your beautiful finalist Nadya :O) #4975320

Jennifer L. Alder 10/24/2007 9:37:44 PM

Congrats, Nadya!! :) #4975372

Pat Gamwell 10/24/2007 9:51:11 PM

WoooHooo!WTG, girl! These barns really work for you! BIG CONGRATS! #4975529

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 10/24/2007 10:12:38 PM

i was stunned the first time I saw this image that I could not help but ask you about the filters used, LOL! big CONGRATS!! #4975723

Su Sana E. P 10/24/2007 11:40:07 PM

Congratulations on this great Finalist, Nadya!! #4976033

Anna Diederich 10/24/2007 11:58:44 PM

So happy to see this one in the finals! Big congrats to you Nadya! #4976133

Marijana Fajgl 10/25/2007 12:10:27 AM

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Nadya! #4976171

Jessica Jenney 10/25/2007 2:02:28 AM

Congratulations, Nadya on this gorgeous finalist! #4976451

Cyn Valentine 10/25/2007 4:25:22 AM

Congratulations Nadya!! #4977073

Bill Wyatt 10/25/2007 4:38:54 AM

WTG Nadya! Congratulation on your Finalist! #4977184

Barbara Waldoch 10/25/2007 5:30:06 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Nadya! #4977530

Erin Appelbaum 10/25/2007 6:04:57 AM

Congrats Nadya. Well deserved finalist.Good luck next round. Peter #4977830

Cynthia L. Deters 10/25/2007 6:19:01 AM

Wonderful! What part of IL? Congrats on the finalist! #4977990

Fred H. Hogaboom 10/25/2007 6:23:46 AM

Great example of taking images in less than ideal weather. Suspect this image stuck out like the proverbial thumb. #4978050

Carla Metzler 10/25/2007 6:34:23 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Nadya! #4978165

Glenn E. Urquhart 10/25/2007 6:54:42 AM

I missed this one... Stunning!!! A Big Congratulations on your Award, Nadya!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #4978432

Ellery Samuels 10/25/2007 8:14:38 AM

Well deserved... #4979065

Tarun Bose 10/25/2007 8:46:10 AM

Huge congrats my dear friend for your excellent finalist. #4979306

Terry L. Ellis 10/25/2007 10:41:42 AM

A gorgeous finalist, Nadya! Huge congratulations! #4980082

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 10/25/2007 10:53:17 AM

Congratulations Nadya!,
Amalia #4980158

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 10/25/2007 11:35:52 AM

Fantastic choice for finalist, Nadya!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!! Love this one!!!!! ♫ k #4980433

Hendrik Storme 10/25/2007 11:48:17 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Nadya!!! #4980489

Husain Akhtar 10/25/2007 12:18:16 PM

Very well deserved finalist! Congratulation! #4980646

Sam Britt 10/25/2007 12:22:24 PM

Congratulations, Nadya! #4980667

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/25/2007 12:41:41 PM

A Beauty!!! Love this so much and cngrats!! Glad you could out run the dog! #4980765

Carol Teal 10/25/2007 2:12:36 PM

Great title, dramatic sky and a gorgeous red barn! Congrats on your finalist! #4981177

Ronald F. Fischer 10/25/2007 3:27:23 PM

Stunningly beautiful capture in every respect! Hope we see this one again! #4981664

Stefania Barbier 10/25/2007 3:32:53 PM


eileen bedford 10/25/2007 6:12:56 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Nadya, this is AWESOME.... #4982541

Barbara Kehoe 10/25/2007 6:17:26 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist #4982573

Sharon F. Morris 10/26/2007 4:55:18 AM

Congratulation on this beautiful finalist. I love this great job. :-) #4984469

Steve Mescha 10/26/2007 7:20:26 AM

Another great barn finalist to add to your collection :-) Congratulations, Nadya! #4985224

Linda D. Lester 10/26/2007 10:01:28 AM

Beautiful...Congratulations! #4985969

Robert R. Goodman 10/26/2007 1:08:09 PM

A big congratulations,Nadya. #4986429

Sam Britt 10/26/2007 2:04:58 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Nadya! #4986657

Karen Engelbreth 10/26/2007 2:43:44 PM

Congratulations Nadya!


Cyn Valentine 10/26/2007 2:43:57 PM

Big congratulations Nadya..beautiful win!! #4986946

Jennifer L. Alder 10/26/2007 2:50:42 PM

Nadya, huge congrats on this amazing win! Stunning in every aspect! :) #4987010

Renee Doyle 10/26/2007 2:51:07 PM

Congratulations on this terrific win Nadya!! #4987013

Gail Vitikacs 10/26/2007 2:54:59 PM

Huge Congratulations are in order! #4987051

Carla Metzler 10/26/2007 3:03:47 PM

Congratulations on your win, Nadya! #4987116

Barbara Kehoe 10/26/2007 3:08:36 PM

Congratulations Nadya #4987157

Jessica Jenney 10/26/2007 3:15:11 PM

Congratulations, Nadya on this gorgeous win! #4987197

Terry L. Ellis 10/26/2007 3:45:31 PM

WTG, Nadya! Congratulations on your fabulous Second Place win! #4987315

Mike D. Perez 10/26/2007 3:48:33 PM

Congratulations on a great Win, Nadya! #4987327

Erin Appelbaum 10/26/2007 3:59:33 PM

Congratulations Nadya. Well deserved. Peter #4987376

Steve Mescha 10/26/2007 4:54:51 PM

You go, girl!!! Congratulations :-) #4987649

Janet McNeil 10/26/2007 5:18:34 PM

Congratulations!! Lovely capture (in spite of being chased by the dog!!) #4987742

Angela Azzinnaro 10/26/2007 5:28:45 PM

CONGRATS Nadya!!!!! #4987775

Su Sana E. P 10/26/2007 6:14:25 PM

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Nadya!! WTG!!

Jill Battaglia 10/26/2007 6:29:14 PM

Congrats Nadya!! Beautiful work!! :-) #4988009

Bonnie C. Lackey 10/26/2007 6:31:42 PM

Wonderful recognition for this beautiful picture!!! #4988024

Claudia Kuhn 10/26/2007 6:35:02 PM

Wonderful find Nadya, big congrats on your fine win! #4988040

eileen bedford 10/26/2007 6:57:19 PM

A BIG Congratulations on your win Nadya. WTGG #4988134

Agnes Fegan 10/26/2007 7:05:36 PM

Congrats Nadya...and now you can feel a little better about being chased by the dog !!! #4988196

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 10/26/2007 7:13:07 PM

BIG Congrats on your win, Nadya!!! #4988251

randy dannheim 10/26/2007 7:14:06 PM

Congrats my friend. #4988260

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/26/2007 7:49:20 PM

Congratulations Nadya, what a great winning image!!!! I'm very happy for you!!! #4988398

Anna Diederich 10/26/2007 7:52:26 PM

Congratulations on your win, Nadya! #4988406

Mary K. Robison 10/26/2007 7:58:58 PM

Congratulations, Nadya, on this gorgeous winner!! Very much deserved! #4988434

Evy Johansen 10/26/2007 8:25:56 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win, Nadya! #4988509

Lisa J. Boulden 10/26/2007 9:07:29 PM

Congrats on this wonderful winner!
--Lisa #4988642

Steven E. Ray 10/26/2007 9:10:39 PM

This is a awesome photo Nadya! Big Congratulations on your Winner! #4988654

Nadya Johnson 10/26/2007 11:19:26 PM

Thank you all so much! I really appreciate your comments and congratulations! #4988870

Stefania Barbier 10/26/2007 11:34:27 PM


Sheryl A. Hudson 10/27/2007 12:32:53 AM

Oh I'm so glad to see this one in the winners circle! Well Done Nadya!!!
sheryl #4989032

Barbara Waldoch 10/27/2007 1:50:32 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful win, Nadya! #4989122

Tarun Bose 10/27/2007 2:37:51 AM

Huge congrats my dear Nadya for your second place winner. #4989179

Kathy Reeves 10/27/2007 3:51:49 AM

Awesome winner!! Congratulations! #4989344

Jeff Robinson 10/27/2007 4:30:13 AM

Congrats Nadya on this wonderful winning image! Jeff #4989393

Laurie Daily 10/27/2007 4:34:14 AM

Love this Nadia! A huge congrats to you for this great winner! #4989404

David Pratt 10/27/2007 4:42:52 AM

Congrats on this great winner Nadya! #4989425

Holly Shao 10/27/2007 5:22:05 AM

Congratulations on your win, Nadya! Awesome image!

Holly #4989569

Donna W. Neal 10/27/2007 6:05:25 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved Winner Nadya #4989816

Stephen Zacker 10/27/2007 6:08:21 AM

Congratulations #4989839

Graeme yew Chow 10/27/2007 6:27:03 AM

Congratulations Nadya on your super winner. #4989999

Karen Slagle 10/27/2007 7:18:28 AM

That red just pops right off the screen with those dark, ominous clouds. Big congrats on this most excellent winning image, Nadya. #4990337

Cassie L. Woodlee 10/27/2007 7:48:09 AM

Congratulations, Nadya!!!!!!!! #4990496

David Phalen 10/27/2007 9:09:58 AM

Way To Go!!!!! Huge congrats, my friend, on a well deserved winner!! #4990787

Judy A. Lawhon 10/27/2007 12:13:11 PM

Woo Hoo, Nadya! Congrats on this beautiful and well deserved image...well done, my friend!! #4991466

Marijana Fajgl 10/27/2007 12:17:12 PM

Big congratulations, Nadya on your well deserved winner! #4991489

Nancy L. Green 10/27/2007 12:33:37 PM

Huge congratulations Nadya on this very well deserved winner, WTG!!! <>< #4991576

Colleen Farrell 10/27/2007 9:11:37 PM

Wow, 12 people have already marked this as a fave--big congratulations on your win, Nadya! It's most well-deserved, this is a gorgeous image. Love the story about fleeing from the dog--I'm amazed you captured such a great image in spite of him, LOL. I also wanted to tell you--I grew up in Kansas and we always used to say, "it's tornado weather because the air is green." You captured it, BEAUTIFULLY!! #4992905

Bill Wyatt 10/28/2007 3:59:50 AM

YOu have been passed over so many times. Congratulations my friend you deserve it!! #4993566

Marilyn Flanagan 10/28/2007 6:02:06 AM

Well deserved win, Nadya! I am so happy for you! #4993878

Linda Blair 10/28/2007 8:04:12 AM

Congrats on this gorgeous image!!!!! ☺ #4994394

Nadya Johnson 10/28/2007 8:57:28 AM

Thank you so much for your comments and congratulations, everyone! #4994667

Sylvia Rossler 10/28/2007 9:59:30 AM

Big Big congrats on your win Nadya :O) #4994864

Tammy Espino 10/28/2007 2:46:09 PM

Congrads :) #4995762

Angie Sidles 10/28/2007 8:59:51 PM

Congrats on this beautiful image Nadya! Good to see someone else from Illinois. I am just a couple hours away from Rockford, in Springfield :) Congrats again!! #4997134

Marilyn K. Lincecum 10/28/2007 11:45:37 PM

Gorgeous Nadya...fantastic lighting and colors !!! CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic second place win. #4997589

Jenny Bosmans 10/29/2007 4:23:50 AM

Congratulations on this super winner, Nadya! :) #4998445

Ray Thoms 10/29/2007 4:59:49 AM

Beautiful Nadya and MUCH deserved.....finally someone noticed, they should pay attention....LOL as they are missing much! CONGRATULATIONS my friend! #4998656

Emile Abbott 10/29/2007 8:26:55 AM

Way to go Nadya I am so glad for you on this wonderful Winner. #4999611

Monika Sapek 10/29/2007 9:18:54 PM

Many congratulations on you Second Place Win, Nadya!

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/30/2007 5:22:26 AM

I am very excited and happy for you, Nadya! This beautiful and even with a dog chasing you!!! I love red barns, and so happy that this won!!!!!! #5003963

Roger Bernabo 10/31/2007 5:10:11 AM

Absolutely GORGEOUS Nadya!! Outstanding image!! #5008881

William Moore 11/1/2007 7:36:43 AM

big congrats on this gorgeous 2nd placer.....cujo or no cujo... #5014357

Mary Dimitriw 11/1/2007 6:20:58 PM

Congratulations on your Winner!! WOW, what a stunning image!! A fave here too.

BTW, I know what it's like being chased by a dog. LOL The one across the road from us chased me yesterday when I went to retrieve our recycle box from their lawn. My heart was in my throat and I ran for dear life! I'm glad you were able to take such a brilliant pic first. #5016319

Corinne M. Thompson 11/3/2007 5:22:25 AM

Congrats on your win for this wonderfully captured image! #5022349

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 11/5/2007 8:46:04 AM

Excellent composition and clarity, Nadya .... Congrats on your well deserved win ...

.......................... steve #5030827

Rosemary Buffoni 11/18/2007 9:23:07 AM

Beautiful composition and the rich colors are gorgeous. Congrats on a very well deserved win.
Ro #5091117

Nadya Johnson 11/18/2007 4:17:24 PM

Thank you all so much for your great supportive comments! #5092662

Cheryl E. Molennor 11/28/2007 7:22:17 AM

Awesome Congratulations! #5142221

paola A. Jofre 11/28/2007 8:25:48 AM

The drama, Wow !! Great composition and colors!!
Congratulations !!! #5142543

William Moore 11/29/2007 7:50:04 AM

gorgeous winner...congrats #5147156

Janet Daniel 12/12/2007 2:51:34 PM

Hi Nadya, this image is extremely gorgeous!!! BIG congrats on finalist.
I enjoyed reading about your adventure to capture this one! #5201051

RC Fritz 12/16/2007 6:21:42 AM

A very late congratulations on this beautiful image. Great WINNER, Nadya! #5213170

Shirley A. Kinney 12/26/2007 6:41:59 PM

Nadya, another beautiful image of the barn. I also love finding the older barns. They make for wonderful photography. #5256175

Shirley A. Kinney 12/26/2007 6:41:59 PM

Nadya, another beautiful image of the barn. I also love finding the older barns. They make for wonderful photography. #5256176

Nadya Johnson 12/27/2007 6:23:07 AM

Once again, thank you all so much for commenting! #5257509

Jenny D 1/14/2008 3:59:15 PM

Gorgeous image! Awesome job! #5340117

Jennifer A. Lambert 1/26/2008 1:56:12 PM

Congrats on winning !! There is NO ? as to why you won. This is a GORGEOUS and inviting photo. Wonderful work are all of your shots in your gallery ! It has been a joy browsing thru. Cont. the great work and once again Congratulations !!
Blessings, Jenny #5400618

Nadya Johnson 1/26/2008 7:25:50 PM

Thanks, Jen and Jenny! #5401774

Lori Carlson 6/15/2008 11:17:08 AM

Congratulations on this winning shot, Nadya!! :0)
Guess it made the dog chase all worth it! ha!
Your effects are absolutely wonderful!!!!
I see skies like this in SD too...I find them quite humbling.
Again, big congrats to you! :0) #6062847

Nadya Johnson 6/15/2008 1:59:41 PM

Thanks so much, Lori! #6063345

William88 10/23/2008 4:04:00 PM

Very nice effects! beautiful! #6648177

Tommy E. Burgess 6/13/2009 2:42:27 AM

Wow I'm way behind on this one. Truely breath taking Nadya!!!! Tack on another Fav to the tally. A capture for the ages here!! #7625340

Yulianto Soeroso 6/16/2009 12:26:41 AM

wow color so ... #7634747

Husain Akhtar 6/16/2009 9:48:36 AM

Great image indeed! #7636618

Walter H. Wiesbeck 6/16/2009 4:07:38 PM

Very beautiful image and Congratultions on this beautiful winner,Nadya! #7637609

Alex T. Mizuno 6/18/2009 3:50:40 PM

The grey sky and the red barns are making an extraordinary contrast. Very powerful image Nadya! I will be aware of dogs when I go close to barns in country side. Congratulations on your win!! #7645299

Stephen Zacker 6/24/2009 3:40:46 AM

Great work and setting. Like that Red. Congratulations #7672572

Nadya Johnson 6/24/2009 4:57:25 AM

Thanks, everyone! #7672943

Kaye Burazin 6/26/2009 7:53:21 PM

This is in my opinion the epitome of a winning image. It has everything done to perfection from composition, to perfection in lighting and color with superb details. Straight to my favorites and I don't do that routinely. #7682312

Mary K. Robison 6/27/2009 3:08:09 AM

(VERY) Belated Congratulations on this marvelous country scene taking the gold, Nadya! Wonderful dramatic mood and outstanding lighting! #7682872

Nancy L. Green 6/27/2009 8:31:48 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Amazing capture Nadya, this is beautiful and dramatic, very well composed with great comp and lighting, WTG!! A VERY well deserved winner!!!<>< #7683806

Phillip R. Connolly 6/27/2009 1:51:04 PM

Abandoned or not, Nadya, you have found a wonderful subject here. Congratulations...a well deserved win!!

Phil #7684387

Phyllis H. Burchett 7/30/2009 5:13:17 PM

congrats on your gold - love your red barn images - every one of them! #7798475

Bill Houghton 8/18/2009 4:05:25 PM

Nadya, this is such an outstanding photo. It just has that magical look to it. Great job. Have a great week, Bill #7864454

Nadya Johnson 8/18/2009 4:16:12 PM

A huge thanks to all for leaving such terrific comments! I appreciate each and every one! #7864497

Howard B. Cheek 8/18/2009 7:07:38 PM

Congrats on your win Nadya, lovely shot.
Love those old red barns! :) #7865139

Jim Baines 8/22/2009 8:35:05 PM

Wow! One brilliant display of talent, Nadya! I'm serious! #7879061

Mike F. Anderson 8/28/2009 6:02:50 PM

A well deserving winner, Nadya. Reminds me of years ago when I lived in Elgin and those storms that would pop up and create such drama in the skies. A beautiful image! #7897133

Reynaldo D. Reyes 9/8/2009 10:47:17 PM

It's a beautiful capture of this abandoned barn with impressive colors and wonderful post processing. The dramatic clouds set the mood for this shot that make it so engaging and deserving of the fantastic "Winner" commendation! #7927217

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/11/2009 9:22:40 AM

Well deserved win Nadya! I love it, fine detail and awesome composition!!!

Laura E. Swan 10/5/2009 1:20:17 AM

Well, LOOOKY what I found scrolling away at the BP winners circle area just now, Nadya!!!

This is terrific! I, too, am rather mesmerized by that strange sky. I love the visual effects you used here. The colors are rich and vibrant.

A wonderful and well deserved win!


-Laura #8008560

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This old barn is near the Rockford Airport. I thought it was abandoned - until a dog came charging from the house in back! Made to the car but he chased us down the road and halfway up the highway.

A tornado watch was posted. We get a lot of threatening weather here in Illinois, but I have never seen a sky like this before. The light was eerie and the clouds very strangely shaped...

Haven't had a lot of chance to comment, hope to catch up later in the afternoon.

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