Saturday, February 6, 2010

Week 41, Day 287, February 6, 2010, Barn Frame

I've been looking at this old barn along the road for several months.  Today I finally took a photo.  This photo is facing west, so I've been waiting for the perfect sky beyond the barn.  I still didn't have the perfect sky, but could hold back my shutter no more.

Lessons Learned:
  • It's good to look for the perfect shot, but in the mean time take photos anyway.  
  • I think the dead weeds of winter add well to sepia photos.
 Photo details: Exposure time 1/20 sec, Aperture f/5.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 40 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, hand held, converted to sepia in Picasa.


    11 comments:

    toledonative said...

    Ooh...looks like a scary ghost town out west! I really like the shot - imperfect sky and all.

    Gary's third pottery blog said...

    Stevo, its so perfect! Like a note card! Congrats on the bank, nice to you and PPG earlier :)

    James said...

    I like finding old places like this. It's perfect for sepia.

    Andrey Dorokhov said...

    Good for sepia! Like the texture of the old wood

    Mike Simmons said...

    Hi Steve. I just found your blog. I like the sepia tone on this and the dry grass texture. The darkness inside adds some mystery too.

    Andrew said...

    Great comp, and sepia is the perfect PP choice for this. I agree with the weeds adding. They give it a nice texture, but somehow don't look too busy or anything. Great shot!

    And yes, my iPod plays video, but doesn't record it. Which I'm totally cool with. If I wanted to record video, I would use my video camera, not a cheap built-in iPod one.

    AnSa said...

    ..amazing photos! I especially like the first :)

    √ Abraham Lincoln said...

    That barn is really nice looking.

    Yolanda said...

    So nicely composed and evokes so many feelings. Great in sepia tones! It's also neat that you had it scoped out for a long time. I need to get into that habit!

    RRosen said...

    This is really good Steve. I have been in such a slump. We have little snow and very boring brown grass. Why complain?

    Nicki said...

    This is good, Steve. Love the entire shot and changing it to sepia makes it look even better.