Dave's Farm

This is a farm owned by a neighbor and acquaintance of the family. At one time he worked as an engineer for a local business and he started farming as a "hobby" to give him something physical to do other than sitting at a desk all day. A time came when the business he worked for closed and he found himself becoming a full time farmer. Recently I saw that his whole farm had been surrounded by new electric fence. I inquired to see why he put all the fence up and learned that he sold the farm to an Angus farmer and that Dave was suffering from dementia or Alzheimers. Looks better framed in black.
Beautiful farm scene! I love the lighting. fav
posted March 27th, 2015  
This is a lovely photo. So sorry to hear about your friend, it is a hard and very sad disease
posted March 27th, 2015  
That's a cruel thing your friend is suffering from - or, more precisely, that the family is suffering from, because it's the family who bear the brunt of these illnesses. Nice though that his work will be continued by someone else.
posted March 27th, 2015  
Gorgeous light and composition!
posted March 27th, 2015  
Beautifully composed in a lovely light -- so sad that Dave no longer is able to look after what must have been his joy !
posted March 27th, 2015  
Wow, having dealt with dementia I know how horrible it is. Lovely fram and angus cattle to photograph could be nice but wish it could be under happier circumstances.
posted March 27th, 2015  
Sad that Dave had to see his farm. Your state is full of such lovely farmland.
posted March 27th, 2015  
@catwhiskers @vignouse @beryl @joansmor - Thank you for your very kind sentiments about Dave! We just lost another friend in February from Alzheimers. Fortunately he didn't suffer a long time. I know it was very hard on the family. I wish it could have a happier ending especially now that he is at the age for retiring!
posted March 27th, 2015  
@skipt07 I just lost my mother to it and it was heart breaking!
posted March 27th, 2015  
@catwhiskers - I am so sorry to hear that Nan! Some years ago I bought my wife Nicholas Sparks', "The Notebook". She loved it even as sad as it was. I never read it, but we watched the movie together. It made me cry. I was heartbreaking to see how much it affected the lives of the family of the friend who recently died. Such a cruel disease!
posted March 27th, 2015  
What a sad story, but what a beautiful farm. Love the lighting and tones. Fav.
posted March 27th, 2015  
Love the light and tones... Alzheimer's is devastating and it seems that so many, many people are being diagnosed with it... wish we could pinpoint the root of the disease and prevent it rather than trying to find drugs to deal with horrible effects of the disease.
posted March 27th, 2015  
Your shot is wonderful against the black framing. But the change is certainly such a sad happening for Dave and his family. We can only pray for a breakthrough soon in this cruel disease.
posted March 27th, 2015  
Beautiful country shot. Barns are so interesting and I love getting shots of them, too. Sad to hear your former neighbor has dementia.
posted March 27th, 2015  
Beautiful. It's wonderful he fulfilled his dream while he could.
posted March 27th, 2015  
What a pretty farm. Love the silo and lovely warm fields and great clouds in the sky. It has such a warm feeling to it (nice lighting). FAV
posted March 27th, 2015  
Awesome shot
posted March 27th, 2015  
Yes, it really does look gorgeous in black with wonderful lighting. Very sad to read about the former owner, though.
posted March 27th, 2015  
I am loving that blue roof - very unusual and pretty! Beautiful capture!
posted March 27th, 2015  
@tabarlett - That is something new to our parts. I know they have metal roof in the south, but we are seeing more and more of them being put on homes and other buildings. The farmhouse, which is to the left just out of the picture had a slate roof. They are in the process of putting a metal roof on it too.
posted March 27th, 2015  
What a great barn and terrific capture. The colors and lighting are fantastic.
posted March 27th, 2015  
The light on the side of the barn really makes this photo so beautiful!
posted March 27th, 2015  
Beautiful light on this lovely farm scene. Sad to hear about Dave's dementia.
posted March 27th, 2015  
I love the blue roof! Beautiful lighting. It looks extra great on black. It is a sad story that goes with this image.
posted March 27th, 2015  
Beautiful capture but sad news about your neighbour.
posted March 27th, 2015  
This is a gorgeous capture and a fav. I love farms and barns and the blue roof, the golden tones and the lovely sky make this image very special. I am very sorry to hear about your friend and neighbor.
posted March 27th, 2015  
Impressive capture of this terrific barn
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posted March 27th, 2015  
super light and capture of it.
posted March 27th, 2015  
It really adds something to view on black, but is also gorgeous as it is...fav
So sad to hear about your friend...such a difficult disease.
posted March 27th, 2015  
Gorgeous capture with wonderful lighting and colors! I too am sorry to hear about your friend.
posted March 27th, 2015  
Fabulous light and shot Skip.
posted March 27th, 2015  
What a shame about your friend. He must have been sad to leave such a lovely farm building. Great shot.
posted March 27th, 2015  
@kareenking @anazad511 @maggiemae @fntngrma @soboy5 @bill_fe @kimdavis @tonygig - Thank you all for you very kind comments! I was on my way to a meeting as the sun was getting close to setting and that is what drew my attention. I thought, should I take the time to stop for a couple shots and risk being late? I decided to stop and still made it on time. I am glad I did.
posted March 27th, 2015  
The light is lovely on your shot giving beautiful colour. So sorry to hear about Dave and for his family too.
posted March 28th, 2015  
Wonderful... love the composition and light.
posted March 28th, 2015  
A touching story! Love the blue roof on the barn!
posted March 28th, 2015  
Every barn, every farm has its stories. Unfortunately this chapter for this proud building is a sad one. You captured it in a flattering light.
posted March 30th, 2015  
Wonderful light color and composition. Fav!
posted March 30th, 2015  
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