I'll chip in my favorite BW barn to the mix as well. Somewhere in Oregon - a Slope Barn
Love it! Its an instant classic! A poster!! Wonderful details and kick to the light!
@Stumblebum - Thanks Taz! This was right off 395 I believe in Oregon. We flew by it, had to stop, go back and park somewhere near. I hiked down as far as I could to get to it without trespassing
That's terrific, Jo. I'll send you my trespassing license. It's good until you get caught.
If I didn't trespass I couldn't get 70% of my shots!! Although CA is much easier territory than Appalachian backcountry......
Perfect for B&W. Would have liked to see a pull-back for more of the barn's setting. To me, barns are more than a subject to themselves, but more of a part of the landscape they are situated in. It is an organic relationship.
@David_S85 - I agree about the setting. Unfortunately I was standing at he edge of a highway looking down at the barn. I guess I should have walked further down the highway to try to get a better perspective. Guess I'll just have to go back up highway 395 for a road trip to find it again.
@black mamba - thanks for the comment and offer of your Trespassing License - I may take you up on that.
You know, David raises an interesting issue....how much to show when shooting these old structures. In my case, several factors are considered. First and foremost, the old barn is the star of the show. The surrounding area is an ancillary consideration. Pertinent to the question is also what the surrounding area is. In the environment I typically shoot, there are most often distractions of some sort or another around that would detract from the principal subject. When these distractions are not there, I will include more of the prevailing environment. I'm on a very implicit mission....record these old structures in as much detail as I can, to the exclusion of any other consideration. Now, if the principal goal is to showcase the old stuff in a larger context...i.e. include more of the surrounding area....then my approach would have to be adjusted accordingly. It all boils down to what the shooters goal is and what best helps him or her achieve that goal.
a wonderful B&W image, adding to what everyone else has said.
Love the sky, the structure and the B&W processing. Great job.👍🏼
@El Gato Thanks for the kind words. That barn was a wonderful model!
^^^I agree. Brava, Jo.
@sarasphotos - Thanks Sara