Sunday, February 21, 2010

Week 43, Day 300, February 21, 2010, Empty Hay Loft

A friend of mine have a beautify Farm that was built in the mid 1800's. She is in the process of implementing biodynamic agricultural practices that will utilize the land in a healthful and sustainable way.  It's going to be a really neat place when it's up and running.

She is in the early stages of the development and wanted to have some photos taken before she begins.  She has started some work on the buildings to protect them, and still has much to do. She asked if I would come out and take some photos.  Shortly after I arrived I found myself in a photographers heaven.  I spent almost three hours exploring and taking photos, and I only scratched the surface.  What a neat opportunity this was.

I took this photo at around 12:30 PM.  This wall in the barn faces south, and it was a sunny day.  The light was just brilliant that was coming through the wall.

Lessons Learned:
  • After about 3 hours of photography, my creative energy stopped flowing.  Perhaps it's because I've been sick, and am still recovering.  I could tell it was time to stop.
  • The owner asked if I would be ok to photograph on my own.  Earlier, I asked my wife if she wanted to go.  She said that it's boring to watch me take photos, and that it takes a long time.  So, I told the owner that it's better when I'm on my own.  If someone who isn't into photography is there, I tend to rush the process.  I enjoy taking my time, setting the camera to various settings, looking for interesting angles, and many other aspects of photography.  The owners two children followed me for a while, and we talked about what I was doing.  They seemed interested in the process much longer than I would have thought, but they wondered off after a while.  I guess the lesson is to take time, but not hold other people hostage to my passion.
Photo details: Exposure time 1.3 sec, Aperture f/8.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 17 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod.

7 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

hey, the light is pretty cool, huh? makes you want to get a series of the light at diff. times

Andrew said...

Cool shot! The exposure is balanced really nicely considering you were literally shooting into sunlight.

Yolanda said...

Wow, the angles and the lines really show the bones of this building - like an empty skeleton! The light is dramatic coming from the top and casting such beautiful sun shadows! Great capture of this barn!

James said...

That is so cool! I'm envious.

Nicki said...

I love the light!

Hope you are healing!

Sandra said...

Love the light coming in.
I need to learn the lesson abou the "holding hostages" in my photography passion. Sigh.

ruma2008 said...

Each one piece of the wainscot ticks away the history.
Thank you for showing the precious American history.