My photograph of the Ellis Barn took third place in the Historical category in Oakland County’s inaugural “Pics of the Parks” photo contest. The contest judges included photographer Linda Solomon and Tony Bennett. The Ellis Barn photograph was a last-minute entry made possible with the help of digital technology and the folks at the Parks department. With only forty-eight hours notice, I was able to find a suitable subject (the barn), photograph it, process the image and get it submitted just before the contest closed. My photograph, along with all the other entries are now display at the Somerset Collection in the South Rotunda. The Ellis Barn, constructed in 1884 on Dixie Highway in Clarkston, was part of the Ingomar Stock farm that was owned by the Ellis family. It was moved to it current home in Spring Oaks Park in Davisburg in 2005.
Of special note: The Ellis Barn is the only barn in Michigan included in the book “The American Barn.”