So, if you follow me on social media, you know that I’m not one to post a bunch of photos of myself but I had to do an “after” shot from my experience at Atelier Aveda Salon + Barber on Kent Island. I had never been into their old location but I was able to check out their new spot, right down the street, and it is amazing! As soon as you walk in, the style and smells make you feel so relaxed. I started off with a manicure, pedicure and foot scrub with some of the Aveda oils, which smell so good. I definitely recommend adding on some of the extras, they are worth it! Samantha was super sweet and took her time, obviously making it relaxing and fun. We had a few others in the room and we had a great time chatting. I went with the gelled nails and it’s been almost a week and they still look awesome.

Next, I moved over to the salon for a quick touch up of hair color on my roots, with Johnene. Since I already had extensive highlights, I just needed a quick fix and the color matches what I already had perfectly. While I was there, I had my brows waxed, then we moved over to getting my hair styled. As usual, Johnene pointed out that I have a lot of hair and it’s on the longer side but she didn’t mind and blew it out and styled it, which I was able to pull off for that night and the next day!

Finally, we used all the awesome Aveda products they have, and she did a full makeup application. I kept calling this day my “Makeover Day” and I was so excited for it. I think I even lost some sleep due to my excitement. It came at the end of a busy portrait and wedding month, so it felt so good to sit back and relax for a few hours. Here is what I looked like when I got home, not too bad for a gloomy Wednesday! 🙂 salon atelier kent island

Some shots from their page, of the new space:

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After all of this, I thought it would be cool to do a Q&A with them:

1)    Where is your salon located?

For the past three years we were located in a little white Tudor bungalow on Postal Road but just this March we relocated to a much larger 3,000 square foot location on the second story of the Rainbow Plaza in Chester. We love our new spot, it’s over double the size of our first location and we managed to fit in an entirely separate area for the guys in our barber lounge and an awesome new spa area.

2)    Approximately how many employees do you have?

Our team is pretty modest but slowly growing as we fill in our new space. Currently we have a team of 25 including myself with 7 stylists, 2 barbers, 5 nail therapists, 2 massage therapists, 2 estheticians, 2 coordinators and 5 attendants. We just moved to a new 7 day schedule with three of those days 12 hours long so we will be nearly doubling our team over the new year.

3)    How long have you been offering salon services? How long on Kent Island?

We have a team that is made up of a mix of people with lots of experience in the industry (20+ years) all the way to relative new comers. That’s one of the things I love about our team, we really foster an environment of constant growth and learning. We opened our doors in December of 2012 and haven’t looked back since!

4)    What are some of the most popular services you provide?

We offer so many! Our salon floor is constantly busy with guests receiving color services. We use Aveda color which is 98% naturally derived and really produced beautiful results. All of our spa services are totally customizable from the treatments offered to the pure-fumes we use to infuse the products and each product is created naturally and holistically. We live by a “beauty without compromise” mission statement and what that means to us is that we will never compromise the health of our guest or the earth we live on by using harmful products.

5)    Do you offer wedding hair, makeup etc? If so, does the bridal party come to your salon or do you provide off-site? What is the minimum and maximum numbers of clients you can see, at one time?

We absolutely do! As you know this area is a huge destination hot spot. We see a lot of wedding parties who seek us our specifically because we are an Aveda concept location and they know that that means we are constantly educating ourself on new techniques so there is pretty much a guarantee that the looks we create will be not only timeless but also modern. We offer both in-salon and on-site wedding services depending on the need of the guest. We really don’t have a limit to the number of guests we can see at any given time for a wedding party. We’ve done small parties of 3-4 all the way up to large parties of 20+. Like I said before we do a lot of training through Aveda and part of that training is editorial and runway work. When you’re backstage at a fashion show or on the set of a shoot you have to create amazing, striking looks that will stay in place and you have to do it fast so speed and precision is something that we have in spades. Several members of our team have received hands on training from lead runway and editorial stylists with credits that include VOGUE, Alexander McQueen, and Vivienne Westwood among others, NAHA winners and Aveda global creative directors on styling for events, runway and editorial so I wouldn’t hesitate to say that we have to most incredible makeup and styling team in our area.

6)    How many weddings can take on, for hair and/or makeup, on a given day?

It all depends on timing. A wedding party of 6 who are all doing hair and makeup we can typically have camera ready in about 2 and a half hours. We’ve done up to 4 in one day before with no problems. It all depends on when the ceremonies are scheduled for.

7)    How early should a bride book and confirm her hair stylist and/or makeup artist?

We recommend at least 3 months in advance, especially for larger parties. Wedding season is also busy season in the salon industry and Saturdays especially tend to fill up quickly. If you have a party of 3-4 then there’s a good chance we may be able to get you in last minute if you don’t mind the appointments being staggered but if you have a large party or you would like on location styling and makeup we can’t stress enough booking in advanced.

8)    What are some of the hottest bridal hairstyle trends, right now?

For the past few years the trend has been either fairly rustic, lots of big texture and braiding, or super retro, big wages and barrel curls. Recently we’ve seen those two trends become more refined. The retro trends have made a push towards more polished, finished looks with a modern twist on the classics. The chignon and the French twist have never gone out of style but they’re seeing a huge resurgence. Lots of clean lines and smooth edges in very sleek, almost futuristic styles. For those who love a more relaxed look, the center part is super on trend, especially when coupled with the romantic styles we’ve seen on the runways for Dolce and Gabbana and Valentino that really update the more rustic ‘undone’ looks. Everything is becoming a bit more refined and finished without losing the romance. Even the most rustic weddings are getting a little more ‘just so’ calling back to Renaissance paintings.

9)    Do you have any salon services that cater to the groom?

We absolutely do. The men’s grooming trend has seen a huge boom. There’s nothing more relaxing than having a straight razor shave and I can speak from experience. Beards are also super on trend and that’s not something that will go away anytime soon. A lot of brides are requesting our services to get their grooms and the groomsmen’s beards cleaned and tightened up so they look sharp in their photos without loosing their ruggedly appeal. We recently did our first groom’s services on location at the Aspen Institute on Wye River where we did straight razor shaves on the groomsmen who didn’t have bears and beard trims on the groomsmen who did. It was awesome and something we can’t wait to do more of!

10) What is your favorite part about owning a salon?

I can honestly say that my favorite part about owning a salon is the team that I work with. I cannot speak highly enough of the people that I spend my week with. They are all so creative and such amazing people. We truly are a family environment; my mother (Julie) is an owner, my sister (Samantha) manages the spa, I have another sister (Sabrina) who works as a coordinator, an aunt who is Lead Attendant (Kate), an aunt who is a nail therapist (Heather) and two of our lead stylists (Evelyn and Sydney) are also siblings. That really creates an amazing environment full of love and support. When we opened Atelier we always knew that we didn’t want to be any old salon; we really intended us to be a springboard for the careers of our team members. We aren’t happy with a team who is just busy; we want a team who goes on to become too editorial stylists, NAHA winners, celebrity stylists and educators making our industry even more amazing than it already is.

 

Be sure to contact them for whatever salon services, you may want or even the ones you don’t know you want yet….you won’t regret it!

www.salonatelierki.com

Address: 1551 Postal Rd, Chester, MD 21619

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I’m a little behind on blogging my barns, so as I type this (at the end of April!) March is a little bit of a blur. I’m sure, as I organize the photos below and start to copy and paste the captions, the month’s events will come back to me! 🙂 I love reliving these daily adventures, when I scroll through the photos. Sometimes snapping a barn shot is more involved, sometimes it’s literally seconds of my day – no matter what, they’re a highlight and make me happy. That was one of the main reasons for starting this project and I can’t believe all the wonderful things it’s done for me, it’s definitely one of the best ideas I’ve ever had. 🙂

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Original Post:

I started thinking about this recently when I asked myself the question: what do I love about this area that I now call home?  In other words, I was trying to find new ways to be positive and look for the good in my new location. I have been living here for almost two years but sometimes I still miss “home”. Even though I chose to move here for the right reasons, and I’m not that far away from where I came, I still struggle with these thoughts off and on. So, instead of dwelling in the past, I decided to appreciate the present. To find the good and appreciate what I have, here and now and to build a connection to this new place.

One of the coolest, and most unique things about Calvert County (and Southern Maryland) are all the barns that stem from it’s rural history. I love the country roads and all the farms or pieces of what are left over, from old farms. I had a lot of that on the Eastern Shore, as well, but there were never this many barns and they’re different. Since a lot of the ones found here are tobacco barns, there are just SO many more, because they needed more of them to dry the tobacco in.  I’m also tying this project in with my background in geography and environmental/land use planning interests. I see the urban sprawl and trees and fields being chopped down, daily, so this landscape is changing rapidly. By taking these photos, I want to be a part of documenting how looks now. I have a feeling it will change quite a bit in my lifetime.

So, with all these things in mind, on July 1st, 2015, I decided to start this year-long endeavor! Here are my rules/goals:

  • photograph a different barn each day from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.
  • if I am out of town or something prevents me from shooting, I will shoot multiple barns for each day that I am gone, as close to the dates missed as possible.
  • any type of camera goes – iPhone, point and shoot, DSLR etc
  • barns must be located within Calvert County, MD limits

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245/366: 3.1.16/4:43 pm/Huntingtown/Emmanuel Church Rd/Canon 5D Mark II//70-200mm 2.8L
Stillwater Farm Barn
I was rewarded this afternoon with this scene. I didn’t feel like going out to shoot but I did it anyway and when I saw this cutie, dining at Stillwater Farm, I couldn’t resist… I waited to make eye contact and snapped away. I’ve already photographed the old barn on the right, which is really cool but not the newer one in the background. Starting March and month NINE with a good one!
 

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246/366: 3.2.16/4:40pm/Dunkirk/SOMD Blvd/Canon 5D Mark III/24-70mm 2.8L
Sunset Backyard Barn
My friend’s backyard view = jealous

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247/366: 3.3.16/2:41pm/Prince Frederick/Dan Bowen Rd/Canon 5D Mark II/70-200mm 2.8L
Cattle Barn
So many were hanging out here but this shot of just one, walking towards me down the hill, slightly edged out another one with the rest of his friends.calvert county barns-3248/366: 3.4.16/9:52am/Huntingtown/MF Bowen Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/16-35mm 2.8L II
Red Barn in the Snow
This winter has been perfect for snowy barn scenes and I couldn’t wait to get out and shoot a couple red ones, this morning. I used some editing magic and took out the street signs and road on this one, I had to, it makes it so much better – maybe like it was a long time ago?

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and this is an extra one from March 4th, that I’ve already photographed before! I HAD to include it because it’s just so peaceful and beautiful, in the fresh snow:calvert county barns-5

249/366: 3.5.16/11:53am/Huntingtown/Ponds Wood Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Ponds Wood Barn
There are only a few left on this road for me to shoot – this backyard barn is one of them.

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250/366: 3.6.16/5:00pm/Huntingtown/Bowie Shop Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/24-70mm 2.8L
Trucker Barn
Pretty cool barns here. I loved the sun rays shining through the clouds, in the back, also.
 

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251/366: 3.7.16/3:27pm/Barstow/German Chapel Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/35mm 1.4L
Reflections Barn
There is no water here, just an empty field. I made three barns into six by using a prism to distort the image, it’s magic!calvert county barns-8252/366: 3.8.16/6:04pm/Huntingtown/Emmanuel Church Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Old Barn and a Truck
Procrastination paid off with this cool scene and beautiful skies. I especially love the old fence, truck and all the character of this barn.

calvert county barns-9253/366: 3.9.16/6:18pm/Owings/Mt. Harmony Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Tobacco Barn at Dusk
Made it just in time to an area with quite a few barns, off in the distance. I wanted to get the sunset into this shot but it was just a little out of the frame, but I am just grateful that I got my shot in, before I couldn’t see anything! calvert county barns-10

254/366: 3.10.16/5:40pm/Prince Frederick/German Chapel Rd/Canon 5D Mark II/70-200mm 2.8L
Red Barn through the Trees
I keep shooting wide because the skies have been so pretty, lately. Nathan and I found at least four “new” barns right here, I love when that happens
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Tobacco Barn through the Treescalvert county barns-12256/366: 3.12/5:17pm/Huntingtown/Stinnett Rd/5D Mark III/35mm 1.4L
Red Barn Prismed
So many red barns right around here, I believe I’ve gotten almost all of them, for this project. Today, I was feeling more on the experimental side and messed around with the prism, again, makes this one a bit different and more interesting, IMO. You can see one of the other barns reflected in the corner.

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257/366: 3.13.16/6:57pm/Prince Frederick/Goldstien Rd/5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Tobacco Barn on a Hill
The only way you can tell that this is a Daylights Savings Time barn is because it was shot at almost 7:00pm! Otherwise, it was gray and gloomy all day and you can’t tell what time of day it is, at all. Good black and white day.calvert county barns-14258/366: 3.14.16/12:44pm/Lusby/Sollers Wharf Rd/5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Horse and a Red Barn
Life brought me to Lusby, today, so I was happy to go out of my typical barn-hunting locations! Loved this horse w/the red barn, in the background and the fog…
calvert county barns-15259/366: 3.15.16/6:17pm/Barstow/ Barstow Rd/5D Mark III/16-35mm 2.8L II
Unpainted Barn in the Sun
I love this scene every time I pass it.calvert county barns-16

260/366: 3.16.16/7:07pm/Owings/ Boyds Turn Rd/iPhone
Pink Sunset Barn
Second barn I shot today but I couldn’t pass up this sunset, at Windy Hill Middle School. Beautiful.calvert county barns-17261/366: 3.17.16/11:35am/Huntingtown/ Smoky Rd/iPhone
Spring Red Barns
I have loved these two along my running route for years. Got low to show the little bit of spring in this shot, maybe there’s a four-leaf clover in there somewhere, too.calvert county barns-18

262/366: 3.18.16/5:13pm/Sunderland/ Solomons Island Rd/iPhone
Barn and a Tractor
Such a cute barn with this old tractor, that sits next to it all the time. Beautiful skies, too.calvert county barns-19

263/366: 3.19.16/1:50pm/Sunderland/ SOMD Blvd/Canon 5D Mark III/50mm 1.4
Pink Flowers Barn
Finally, a shot that incorporates all the beautiful spring flowers and trees that are blooming.calvert county barns-20264/366: 3.20.16/3:44pm/Huntingtown/Matthew Dr/Canon 5D Mark III/16-35mm 2.8L II
Ireland Barn
I don’t know, maybe it’s all the green, the misty rain & the grey skies but this scene with three horses and their barn makes me think of Ireland. Not that I’ve actually been, to have a comparison. ☘☘calvert county barns-21265/366: 3.21.16/3:56pm/Huntingtown/Hardesty Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/16-35mm 2.8L II
Blue Sky Barn in the Woods
Love this hard to see but easy to photograph barn, right along the road. The blue skies make it pop a little more.calvert county barns-22

266/366: 3.22.16/5:25pm/Owings /Boyd’s Turn Rd/Canon 5D/70-200mm 2.8L
Spring Barn
Out of several views out the passenger window, this one showing the spring buds was my favorite. You really have no idea how difficult it is to find new barns with spring flowers!calvert county barns-23267/366: 3.23.16/1:39pm/Owings/Chaneyville Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/85mm 1.2L II
Green Grass Barn
This spring barn was made a bit better by getting low into the grass. It wasn’t that high so I definitely did get low. Get low…..get lowcalvert county barns-24

268/366: 3.24.16/6:51pm/Huntingtown/Emmanuel Church Rd/Canon 5D/24-70mm 2.8L
Red Barn in the Sun-Shade
Partly lit by the warm sunshine, partly covered in shade, the view framed by trees. Pretty no matter what.calvert county barns-25

269/366: 3.25.16/5:11pm/Dunkirk/SOMD Blvd/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Yellow Flowers Barn
Ahhh, I had to get these yellow bushes with a barn, before they turned over to green. Mission accomplished. I was granted closeup access to this one, which has also been converted to an indoor batting cage. Barns can have many uses!
calvert county barns-26270/366: 3.26.16/6:01pm/Prince Frederick/Solomons Island Rd/Canon 5D Mark II/24-70mm 2.8L
Vines Barn
Just a typical barn you’d find behind a car dealershipcalvert county barns-27271/366: 3.27.16/6:07pm/Huntingtown/ Llewelyn Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/16-35mm 2.8L II
Easter Barn
“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life” – S.D. Gordoncalvert county barns-28272/366: 3.28.16/5:43pm/Owings/Honeysuckle Ln/Canon 5D Mark II/70-200mm 2.8L
Pastel Colors Barns
Spring goals slowly being achieved: knocking out yellow and pink flowers with this one! I’m hoping to photograph as many spring colors as I can, while they last.calvert county barns-29273/366: 3.29.16/5:22pm/Owings/Plane Tree Dr/Canon 5D Mark III/16-35mm 2.8L II
Tobacco Barn + Culti Planter
I am not exactly sure what the Culti Planter does but it does look like it’s ready to do some work. calvert county barns-30

274/366: 3.30.16/5:05pm/Dunkirk/SOMD Blvd/Canon 5D Mark III/70-1200mm 2.8L
Corn Crib
This is part of a set of barns, right off the highway. I don’t think there’s corn in there, anymore, my guess is that it is used for storagecalvert county barns-31

275/366: 3.31.16/10:32am/Huntingtown/Jupiter Ln/Canon 5D/24-70mm 2.8L
Barn in the Woods
This little one down a hill, was not the first one I photographed, this morning. I had to stop when I drove by and saw the subtle hints of yellow and green and the little bridge. I knew this was the one for today!
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Ahhh, anytime I get to travel back to Wye Island is a good day! It is one of my absolute favorite places on Earth and this crew and I had such a great time together, at this Wye Island engagement session which merged family portraits and then a separate set of the bride and groom to be. The weather was amazing and we were able to use some of my favorites spots – the red barn, the trees and the waterfront. I cannot wait for their fall wedding, I know it’s going to be a good one!

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Completion of February means I’ve shot eight full months of Barns of Calvert County, kinda amazing that I’ve made this work for so long. It definitely makes me realize some things about my life and that we (I) are really capable of doing anything we want to do, if we want to do it badly enough and have the willingness to stick with it. 🙂

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Original Post:

I started thinking about this recently when I asked myself the question: what do I love about this area that I now call home?  In other words, I was trying to find new ways to be positive and look for the good in my new location. I have been living here for almost two years but sometimes I still miss “home”. Even though I chose to move here for the right reasons, and I’m not that far away from where I came, I still struggle with these thoughts off and on. So, instead of dwelling in the past, I decided to appreciate the present. To find the good and appreciate what I have, here and now and to build a connection to this new place.

One of the coolest, and most unique things about Calvert County (and Southern Maryland) are all the barns that stem from it’s rural history. I love the country roads and all the farms or pieces of what are left over, from old farms. I had a lot of that on the Eastern Shore, as well, but there were never this many barns and they’re different. Since a lot of the ones found here are tobacco barns, there are just SO many more, because they needed more of them to dry the tobacco in.  I’m also tying this project in with my background in geography and environmental/land use planning interests. I see the urban sprawl and trees and fields being chopped down, daily, so this landscape is changing rapidly. By taking these photos, I want to be a part of documenting how looks now. I have a feeling it will change quite a bit in my lifetime.

So, with all these things in mind, on July 1st, 2015, I decided to start this year-long endeavor! Here are my rules/goals:

  • photograph a different barn each day from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.
  • if I am out of town or something prevents me from shooting, I will shoot multiple barns for each day that I am gone, as close to the dates missed as possible.
  • any type of camera goes – iPhone, point and shoot, DSLR etc
  • barns must be located within Calvert County, MD limits

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216/365: 2.1.16/10:02 am/Huntingtown/Calverton School Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/16-35mm 2.8L II
Jet Ski Barn
Sometimes you just need a place to store your jet ski for the winter. 🙂

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217/365: 2.2.16/2:38pm/Port Republic/Scientist Cliffs Rd/Canon 5D Mark II/24-70mm 2.8L
Groundhog Day Barn
Happy Groundhog Day! Let’s celebrate with this cute barn at the American Chestnut Land Trust and a Christmas wreath…

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218/365: 2.3.16/9:16am/Huntingtown/Lower Marlboro Rd/Canon 5D Mark II/24-70mm 2.8L
Red Barn in Weeds
I love the colors in this one. Winter can be very simple and beautiful!

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219/365: 2.4.16/9:42am/Huntingtown/Plum Point Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/16-35mm 2.8L II
Blue and his Barn
I had a great time with Selena the owner of Canaan Farms, Inc. in Huntingtown, this morning. I took several shots of her 80 +/- year old tobacco barn, which has been renovated to fit her horse and dog boarding, horseback riding and art camp business. Her office is in there, too. (I’m so jealous, all I’ve ever wanted is an office in a barn!) We tied Blue up here, to get some glamour shots. He lives here along with several other horses. I debated on photoshopping out the doggie, but decided to keep him in the photo, he was very cute just sitting there watching our photo shoot. 🙂

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220/366: 2.5.16/8:04am/Huntingtown/Oxford Way/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Backyard Red Tobacco Barn
Back at the barn shooting after being away for three days. Sometime over the weekend I put it together that it’s Leap Year, so I now only have to go back and change my numbers on 219 other posts! 🙂 And because of this, I get to shoot one extra barn for this project! I started the day off with this one which is in the backyard of someone’s subdivision home. I love the morning light hitting the trees from behind the barn.

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221/366: 2.6.16/10:32am/Huntingtown/Cox Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Broken Doors Tobacco Barn
A very common-looking sight but each barn is a little different!

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223/366: 2.8.16/1:53 pm/Huntingtown/Walton Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Horse Crossing Barn
I love all the old farm equipment and horse crossing sign on this one!

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223/366: 2.8.16/1:55 pm/Huntingtown/Walton Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/24-70mm 2.8L II
Dirt Bike Barn
I don’t know about you but I’d be scared to trespass on this one, there are at least three signs… 🙂

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224/366: 2.9.16/4:40 pm/Huntingtown/Stinnett Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/24-70mm 2.8L
Red Barn in the Woods
The lines from all of the bare trees in winter are the best!

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225/366: 2.10.16/5:09pm/Prince Frederick/Radio Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Urban Red Barn
This little plot of land is currently for sale and it’s just a little bit of what’s left of a farm, now surrounded by suburban sprawl. I’ve only ever seen it during the winter since it’s so hidden by these cool trees. It’s a good one!

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226/366: 2.11.16/2:52pm/Prince Frederick/Adelina Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/24-70mm 2.8L
Black and White Red Barn
I broke one of my rules with this one! I have always said if I shoot a red barn, I will keep the image in color but I think this one has much more impact as a black and white. That horse was there the whole time that I drove by, down the road and back… he only started to move when I got out to photograph him.
 

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227/366: 2.12.16/5:00pm/Huntingtown/Armiger Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Broken Barn
I love, love, love this barn and I am happy to say that I have found quite a few new ones on this road. As this project has gone on, the excitement of finding new barns has become less frequent, since I’ve been down so many roads in the past seven + months. In some ways the beat up ones make me happy because they’re more interesting but also sad, since some of them are in bad shape and may fall soon.

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228/366: 2.13.16/1:53pm/Prince Frederick/Hallowing Point Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
White Barns
A little bit of blue, green and white – reminds me of the earth and slightly of spring!

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229/366: 2.14.16/4:52pm/Huntingtown/Armiger Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/16-35mm 2.8L II
Valentine Barn
I couldn’t resist a red barn on this silly and sweet holiday.

barns of calvert county-14

230/366: 2.15.16/11:46am/Prince Frederick/Solomons Island Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Snowin’ Bowen Barn
Ahhh, so grateful for this snow and that we had to go out, while it was still coming down. I’ve been waiting to shoot this one near Bowen’s Florist for a long time…. it looks so peaceful sitting here, right along the highway.

barns of calvert county-15

231/366: 2.16.16/5:09 pm/Huntingtown/Emmanuel Church Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/24-70mm 2.8L
Trees and Power Lines Barn
This one sits so close to the huge power lines that run through the county, that Nathan and I could hear and almost feel the electricity running through the air. It was a quick snap and get back in the car quick job. No trespassing, as usual but we were pretty close to a place maybe we should not have been

barns of calvert county-16

232/366: 2.17.16/5:29 pm/Sunderland/Wayside Dr/Canon 5D Mark II/70-200mm 2.8L
Sunset Tobacco Barn
Just another beautiful sunset and a barn, love when those two come together.

barns of calvert county-17

233/366: 2.18.16/4:44 pm/Owings/Danbridge Ln/Canon PowerShot S95
Evergreens Barn
Another backyard barn.

barns of calvert county-18

234/366: 2.19.16/5:34 pm/Prince Frederick/Mallard Point Rd/Canon 5D Mark II/24-70mm 2.8L
Mallard Point Barns
So many barns to choose from on this road, I have to start keeping notes of the ones I have shot vs. yet to shoot. Here are a couple and a whole bunch of farm stuff.

barns of calvert county-19

235/366: 2.20.16/11:25 am/Owings/Boyds Turn Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Aunt Bunny Barn
This one is creatively named for the person who told me about this hidden old barn in the woods. Maybe I would have found it anyway but I wouldn’t have known there used to be an old VW bus inside. I didn’t see it in there, today!

barns of calvert county-20

236/366: 2.21.16/1:34 pm/Dunkirk/SOMD Blvd/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Finally Got this Barn Barn
This one is so easy to see from Route 4, not so easy to shoot but with the help of my husband’s truck, I shot this one while we were driving. I’m glad I could still lock focus on it, we were moving pretty quickly!

barns of calvert county-21

237/366: 2.22.16/4:32 pm/Owings/Emerson Rd/Canon PowerShot S95
Sunny Old Barn
Love the beat up boards on this little one.

barns of calvert county-22

238/366: 2.23.16/4:38 pm/Dunkirk/Ashwood Dr/Canon 5D Mark III/70-200mm 2.8L
Rainy Day Barn
I shot this one very quickly in the pouring down rain just to prove that I’m committed to this project and that I’m also a little bit insane! 🙂

barns of calvert county-23

239/366: 2.24.16/1:33 pm/Huntingtown/MF Bowen Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/24-70mm 2.8L
Calm Before the Storm Barn
The skies had been changing all afternoon, before I shot this one. I love when a storm starts to roll in…

barns of calvert county-24

240/366: 2.25.16/7:41 am/Prince Frederick/Leitches Wharf Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/24-70mm 2.8L
Chasing the Skies Barn
The skies are always amazing after a storm and this morning did not disappoint! I sometimes find myself chasing the skies. Getting my shot in, the way I picture it, is probably similar to the excitement that a storm-chaser feels… just a little more subtle. By the time I got back home, the clouds really rolled in…I love this oil painting effect I put on this one, going to do more painting edits, soon!

barns of calvert county-25

241/366: 2.26.16/4:06 pm/Prince Frederick/Solomons Island Rd/Canon 5D Mark III//70-200mm 2.8L
Highway Barn
A couple of cute barns sit next to each other on the highway, right outside of PF. I’ve started to utilize my husband’s driving as a barn-hunting tactic. We shoot the dangerous ones from his moving vehicle.

barns of calvert county-26

242/366: 2.27.16/2:56 pm/Owings/Old Solomons Island Rd/Canon 5D Mark III//70-200mm 2.8L
Autism Project Barn
This property is home to this cool barn and the Autism Project, Inc. a non-profit serving students on the Autism Spectrum in Southern MD.

barns of calvert county-27

243/366: 2.28.16/12:30 pm/Sunderland/Dalrymple Rd/Canon 5D Mark III/24-70mm 2.8L
Hidden Red Barn
Quick and easy shot, knocking off some of these hidden ones in the woods before they’re overtaken by green!

barns of calvert county-28

244/366: 2.29.16/3:51 pm/Owings/Skinners Turn Rd/Canon 5D Mark II//70-200mm 2.8L
Fortuitous Farm Barn
Happy to see two cows on my commute home and that this one is part of the Calvert County Ag Preservation District 🙂 There are more here, saving them for another day…

barns of calvert county-29

 

 

 

 

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