The Barnyard ©2012 - I discovered this lovely old barn, it's smaller outbuilding and crumbling silo on an abandoned property in Marlboro, New Jersey a couple of months ago. It was late in the day and the light was fading, so after getting as many shots as I could, I decided to call it a day but vowed to return as soon as possible to take advantage of all the great photo ops in the area! The very next weekend, I was back in Marlboro hoping to explore an abandoned factory that I had found too late the week before. Unfortunately, during the week it had been fenced in and demolition had begun. However, all the disturbance had attracted a flock of beautiful black vultures cruising the area and I was able to get some great bird shots! On down the road, I ran across a field of grazing emus! Native to Australia, these fantastic birds are also farmed in New Jersey! As I was putting together this composition, I needed one more element. Lucky for me, an amazing full moon was just rising in my backyard providing the last piece to complete "The Barnyard".