|Chevy Valve Cover|
The Sandhill Photography Club went on our monthly photo field trip today (April 10th) to the Swenson Heritage Farm in Otsego, Minnesota. The skies were overcast and the buildings were dark. In other words, two challenging situations for photography.
Before Steve and I left for the outing, I did some quick research on the Swenson farm. The farm has three barns, built in 1944, and one very large chicken coop. The barns have been designated "heritage sites." An early owner farmed the land with twenty-six horses and no tractors. The Swenson's purchased the farm in 1968 from two former owners of the Minnesota Vikings. John Swenson, the son of the property owners (both deceased), was very gracious in allowing us to photograph the entire property, inside and out. If anyone is interested, the property, which includes 10 acres of land, is for sale for $314,000. We all agreed that the hayloft in one of the barns would make an awesome studio.
Here are my best shots, in no particular order:
|One Photo Three Ways|
|Old Bottle in Barn|
|Model A Wheel|
|Root Cellar Door|
The Root Cellar Door photo would probably have been my favorite for the day if the door wasn't a little blurry. It was pretty dark in the root cellar.
|Steve in the Root Cellar|
|Chalkboard in Entry of Home|
|Shed Door Windows|
|More Door Latches - Another of my favorites.|
|Fireplace Mantel - Original House Beam|
|Steve and Some Ghosts|
|The Whole Gang|
|Door Knob and Key|
|Heart Door Knob|
|Box of Stuff|
|Book in the Barn!|
|Barn Swallow Nest|
I got a little carried away with window pictures. I just like them.
As any good American Picker would do, Steve came home with a blueprint cabinet and Jay scored a Pink Lightning banana seat bike and a couple of bar chairs. Spending Sunday afternoon with Steve and other good friends...what can I say...life is good!