52 sundays; july 24, 2011 – THE BARN PROJECT BEGINS

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by Debra on July 24, 2011

So, I’ve been working on this project for about a month now and I’m kinda excited about it . . . at least I think I’m excited about it . . . no, I’m definitely excited about it . . .

Last week I told you about my barn obsession and quite a few of you shared that you too, have a barn obsession . . . now, you might be just trying to make me feel better about myself, I don’t know; however, even before some of you admitted to having the same addiction . . . er, obsession . . . I wanted to do a Barn Project.

Which means I want to take a year to photograph barns I come across in our every day experiences as well as in our travels and I’m wondering if you’d like to join me. I’ve created a Flicker account (hello 2011, I’ve just joined this millennium because I am certain I’m the only person on the planet who doesn’t have a Flicker account) and thought it might be fun if you wanted to share your barn photos too.

But I’d like to take it a couple steps further and say that at the end of each month, we’ll choose one barn photo as that month’s winner and that person receives a $25 Amazon gift card – paid for by me – I’m not being compensated in any way for this project. At the end of the year, we’ll feature those 12 photos in an upcoming calendar which would be sold for charity; each winning photo is given credit as well as a link to your blog (if you have one – not necessary to be a blogger to participate) and photos would be collected until July 31, 2012. No one will make a penny in profit for this project – everything above and beyond the cost of printing will be donated to charity.

Old barns, new barns, used barns, dilapidated barns, black barns, round barns, barn photos taken in summer, fall, winter, spring – post your favorites but limited to one submission each week of the month; and if possible, I’d like to know where the barn is located, i.e., State, City, County Road, etc.

Phew! This being my first group ‘venture’ I do hope I’ve covered all the bases but if anyone has questions, please ask – I hope you join me . . . otherwise, it’s going to be just me and The Professor taking photos . . . and that’s ok too . . . we’re still gonna love barns!

By the way, this ‘patchwork’ barn is located on County Road 1000 North, near Fortville – about 13 miles from where we live . . . I love it!

August is a great month to start photographing barns! Here’s the link: Link to Smith Bite’s Barn Project