I belong to the Jamestown Audubon Photo Club. Each month our president gives us an assignment to go out and shoot. The assignment due at our February meeting is “Barns.”
One of my favorite barns is the one out at Camp Timbercrest… now used for storage of miscellaneous items. When I camped at Timbercrest as a girl (don’t ask how many years ago), I never saw this barn as it did not belong to the Girl Scouts. It belonged to the Jackman family – the same family for whom Jackman Bay is named.
We were always afraid of Mr. Jackman. There were stories told about how if you got too close to Mr. Jackman’s property, he would use his shotgun to discourage your exploration.
I never met Mr. Jackman. I imagine he wasn’t as scary as the stories made him out, though.
By the time I was a counselor at Timbercrest, we were storing costumes and props in Old Barn and we would bring the girls up to play make-believe or to put on skits.
The first time I came up to use the barn as a counselor with kids in tow, I was still a little afraid. Maybe the ghost of Mr. Jackman didn’t want us messing around in his barn…
I’ve never met Mr. Jackman’s ghost. I imagine he’d be a kind fellow, though…
Question to my readers: I’m only allowed to print one barn photo to bring to our club meeting for critique. Which one should it be?
Oh, and the new lens? I finally decided on the Canon 24-100 IS. I haven’t had time or opportunity to give it much of a workout yet… These barn photos were my first attempts.