Random Image of the Week #49: Back Roads Modern Barn near Mexico, Missouri

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This week’s random image is of an old modern barn I found exploring the gravel farm roads just north of Mexico, Missouri.

Back Roads Modern Barn near Mexico, Missouri This article was originally posted to EvolutionaryDesigns.net/photography on January 3rd, 2015

Back Roads Modern Barn near Mexico, Missouri

In October of 2014 work sent me to Missouri for a week several times. On my first trip up north, I noticed they had a different style barns than they do in the south. I found that they are interesting  and I wanted to capture a few shots of them at sunset.

On my second trip north, they sent me to the small town of Mexico, Missouri for the week. Since I had over a week to plan this trip, I picked out some potential areas to explore when I got into town and on my way out of town.

This trip was a long drive and required by company policy for me to make it in two days. I planned the second leg of my trip to arrive in time to have a few hours sunlight left so I could explore the rural areas outside of town. I found that as I drove north the land became flatter and more rural. If I ever make up that way again, I plan on exploring farther north. It looks more interesting than southern Missouri.

As traveled further north, I spotted several large barns in the distance. I decided to head down the gravel road nearest me and begin my search for the perfect barn to shoot.

That’s when I passed this modern barn, near Mexico, Missouri. Although I say its modern, its been here a while. I have no clue what it stores, it could be the large tractors that work the large fields or it could store something else.

I took about 10 shots of the building with the sunset backlighting it and headed back to the hotel.

About the Image

I shot this image as as the remaining sunlight was fading by hand with my Sony Nex-3N and a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8. I then edited the image in Adobe Lightroom. Next, I post processed with Topaz Clarity to add texture, brighten, and bring out the details in the image. Then I removed the dust spots. Finally, I used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the image.

About James

James spends most of his free time using social media and loves to teach others about design, web development, CSS, SEO, and social media. He is addicted to Wordpress, social media, and technology. You can reach him on his personal website, Evolutionary Designs Blog, Do not forget to follow him on Twitter @element321

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