The Park No. 5

 

As a location Fort Steilacoom park attracts a lot of attention from local photographers who use it to stage engagement photos, birth announcements, senior photos, and so on. Can’t really blame them as it’s a good location (it would also make me a hypocrite).

One of the main features is a series of barns that are situated on the park grounds. One has been torn down due to deterioration but the others still stand as well as three silos.

The outer walls of the barn are marked with chalk by all these various photographers (I’ve never done this myself), with the result that taken out of context they become enigmatic ciphers. It’s interesting, to me at least, to take them even further out of context when photographing them for viewers who will likely be unaware of the meanings unless they’ve read this post.

The Barns

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Next Up: Barns Cont.