I'm not sure if this qualifies as Off Topic or not but I figured since it says M Go Blue, it would be on topic. Anyway, you've seen it on TV, now see it on my blog.
OT? - The MGoBarn
This barn is something I see often, as it is in the area of the Detroit Edison territory for which I am responsible in a way....
THATS MY HOOD BR0!!!
Just make sure you give proper credit for the above picture.
could take a picture of that barn 10101010101 times a week.... jeeezzzz.
It is a neat barn. I might have to stop at the cube to try to get some hockey pics some day.
No offense, but I think the above poster was referring to the fact that it is a rather unremarkable photo that one shouldn't be that concerned about copyright issues with.
Yes, I realize it is not a spectacular picture but it is still my picture. Sorry, I shouldn't go off on here but there is a group on facebook where someone has been posting pictures of my hometown. Some of my nicer pictures too.....with no credit. It tends to make me snarky.
I love this board and most of the people on it....so I apologize.
And said "embed". You should be thanking him.
Curious, did you ask the barn's owner permssion to take pictures of it and publish them? It's private, not public property. So glass houses and all.
I was on public property when I took it....which is perfectly fine....
Anyway....I had much more fun taking the pictures I took today.
Maybe just put a watermark on it if you're concerned?
If you're not a professional or selling the picture, then I'm still confused as to why you're so worried about being given credit - especially since the credit would be given to a made up Internet persona.
If you are worried about people making money off of your pictures, you have creative common licenses you could enforce.
I have seriously been thinking about a watermark.....
but anyways, I shouldn't go off on the folks here.
narn in that barn on Monday.
I can't remember if this was posted here or not, but that barn got hit with some graffiti about a week ago, including the name of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. See this annarbor.com article. They've since painted over the graffiti, and the repainting is evident in your photos--most of the lower panel of the barn now has a slightly different shade of red.
The article also provides an answer to a question you raised in your blog about how long the barn has sported the "M Go Blue":
The couple has owned the barn since 1992 and had its roof adorned with the familiar University of Michigan slogan either that year or the following one, said Katie Parker, a U-M graduate.
What kind of sick monster would put grafitti on a landmark lke this? It saddens my heart.
According to this arborweb.com item, the barn was built in 1890, and the owners tried to sell the barn and the entire property in 2008, asking $1.5 million. Here's a bit more about how the "M Go Blue" on the roof came about and perhaps a tip for future photographing of the barn:
[The owners] also put a new roof on the barn. “The old roof was leaking,” he explains, “and we had to replace it or we’d lose it. Sherriff Goslin [the roofing contractor] told us they could put words on the barn roof for free. Our older son, who was hoping to go to the U of M, suggested ‘M GO BLUE.’ We thought about it for five seconds and said, ‘Yeah, that would be pretty cool.’ The colors are not quite maize and blue, but in the morning, if you catch it in the right light with just the right amount of dew, it does look maize and blue.”
Its soooo sweet. I drive past it driving my kid to soccer. If I ever see anyone deface it I will surely ram my car at them.