Wooden silo

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Comments (14)

AlexMatos on August 16, 2007

Another old style farm view/equipment!



Marilyn Whiteley on August 16, 2007

Right, Alex! There certainly aren't many of these left; in fact I don't know of another quite like these two. (In the lower right corner you see just a tiny part of the other one.)

I'm interested in the different ways that silos have been built over the years, and I'd like to make a photo collection. But it will grow much more slowly than your fine collection of windows!

Cheers, Marilyn

AlexMatos on August 16, 2007

I think that the silos would be a good topic for forum, and then maybe you get to see a lot of different ones and from arround the world too.

Thanks for my window collection reference.



Marilyn Whiteley on August 16, 2007

Interesting that you should say that, Alex. I just checked a few minutes ago to see whether there already was a silo forum! There isn't, and I shouldn't take time to start one now. I'm supposed to be doing some writing that must be finished and sent off before we leave for Australia a week from today!


Marilyn Whiteley on August 16, 2007

Yes, Bruce, I too wondered if they steamed and bent the wood. I've seen a few of the vertical board ones--wish I'd taken pictures because they must be extremely rare now. I know of glazed tile ones west of Rochester, NY. I hope I can get back there sometime. Anyway thanks, Bruce.

Ryan Calhoun on August 16, 2007

Love this photo, Marilyn! That big empty blue sky. And your silo collections sounds like a great idea. I've never seen a silo constructed in this manner either.

Have you seen one like this?

Marilyn Whiteley on August 18, 2007

How wide is the distribution of silos? That's a good question though I guess it doesn't warrant world travel specifically to find out!

Meanwhile I look forward to the silo with vertical boards when you have a chance. Marilyn

walkaboutwest on August 19, 2007

Great photo, Marilyn, and interesting thread of conversation as well. I think you've inspired me to look for silos to take photos of, although they're not common in the ranch country where I live.

Marilyn Whiteley on August 19, 2007

Thanks, Eve. It's interesting that, when you start noticing something, it can grow and grow! I'll be interested to see whether you find any.

Salvatore Clemente on August 21, 2007

Composizione molto bella!

Marilyn Whiteley on August 22, 2007

Thanks for your visit and your comments.

MaryAlice on February 15, 2008

Once again, I've never seen a wooden silo either! You find the neatest things. It's intriguing. I imagine these are very rare?

Marilyn Whiteley on February 16, 2008

Yes, MaryAlice, wooden silos are rare now. I was utterly delighted when I discovered this near our summer home. It's part of a derelict farm that I know you'd love. The whole place was for sale, and if I could, I'd buy it just to be able to go there to take more and more pictures! When I remember, I'll look in my computer photo album to see whether I have any other views of it that are worth uploading. It was a fantastic place, and my husband waited very patiently in the car while I shot and shot!

Marilyn Whiteley on July 12, 2008

Today I returned to the farm where I found the wooden silos last year, and I took and have posted several more pictures of the buildings, including the back entrance to the house.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 16, 2007
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2007/08/16 09:39:16
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 11.47mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.70 EV
    • No flash