This Old Barn

roaddog52roaddog52 Major grinsIn the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 994Registered Users Major grins

This old barn hasn't changed much over the last 30 plus years or so. Sometimes I'm amazed it's still standing, winters can be very harsh in this part of the state. Shooting it really only works when there is a dramatic sky in the background.

Phil

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  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,276Administrators moderator

    Cool photo and killer sky!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,298Registered Users Major grins

    Really good one, Phil. On my screen, I cropped from the bottom just enough to hide the foreground bare earth and brought the left border in about an inch. That brought the barn in to more prominence and still kept the great sky. You might lose a bit of the sense of isolation that way but it still remains a great shot.

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,320Registered Users Major grins

    Love love love!

    As Tom said, the foreground gash is not ideal.

    I would just fill it in with green or yeah go tighter.

    Thanks for sharing Phil!

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,048Administrators moderator

    Great shot. I'd bet autumn is favorable for this barn and surrounds too.

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  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 994Registered Users Major grins

    @kdog said:
    Cool photo and killer sky!

    Thanks Joel.

    @black mamba said:
    Really good one, Phil. On my screen, I cropped from the bottom just enough to hide the foreground bare earth and brought the left border in about an inch. That brought the barn in to more prominence and still kept the great sky. You might lose a bit of the sense of isolation that way but it still remains a great shot.

    Thanks for the suggestion Tom. I tried that out, but it changes the overall feel of the image for me, seemed more about the sky and the barn seems to be an after thought.

    @Stumblebum said:
    Love love love!

    As Tom said, the foreground gash is not ideal.

    I would just fill it in with green or yeah go tighter.

    Thanks for sharing Phil!

    Thanks Taz. I'll give your idea a try, and take this into Photoshop and fill in the drainage area with green.

    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 994Registered Users Major grins

    @David_S85 said:
    Great shot. I'd bet autumn is favorable for this barn and surrounds too.

    Thanks David. If I'm not mistaken, you visited this area a couple of years ago. Below is a shot from late summer, early fall.!

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,320Registered Users Major grins

    Wow! Wow wow wow! Blown away with last one, just epic!

  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 308Registered Users Major grins

    What he said! Add another set of wows from me.

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  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 994Registered Users Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    Wow! Wow wow wow! Blown away with last one, just epic!

    @bfluegie said:
    What he said! Add another set of wows from me.

    Thank you both. I appreciate the comments!

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  • HawthyHawthy Big grins Posts: 23Registered Users Big grins

    Two impressive shots. The barn is great as is. The "gash" doesn't bother me. It adds a little perspective. The second photo with the high aspect is stunning. Love it.

    Cheers,

    Andrew
  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 994Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 11, 2018

    @Hawthy said:
    Two impressive shots. The barn is great as is. The "gash" doesn't bother me. It adds a little perspective. The second photo with the high aspect is stunning. Love it.

    Thanks Andrew.

    Phil

    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
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