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Tobacco Barn--North Carolina

By handlerstudio  
I have a fascination with barns as they deteriorate, and return to the earth. There is something beautiful to me as they fall apart. I was driving in the mountains in the corner where North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee come together, where tobacco is no longer king, and the barn, the sky the setting, they all worked for me.

Tags: Black and white Landscape and travel

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
4 Jan 2013 5:18AM
The clouds does provide a great background for this lovely barn ! Amazing how deteriorating wooden structures make for great photos Smile

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iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 11:14AM
I like this photo. Well composed and works well in BW.
Some of the cloud has lost detail and is nearly pure white, the amount of sky maybe caused by slight over exposure, or it could be down to your BW conversion.
I'm not sure what exposure mode creative (slow speed) is but it would have been better to use a slower shutter speed and a smaller aperture of say f11.
The middle range of apertures f5.6/f8/f11 will give deeper depth of field (more in focus front to back) and use the best quality part of the lens.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 9:22PM
Your composition is good, Peter, and it's an ideal subject for a mono conversion.
The extremely white cloud is very dominant and eye-catching, taking attention away from your subject, which is the barn.
The tree growing through the barn looks to be in better focus than the barn itself. Perhaps you focused on the tree instead of the barn.
In my modification, I cropped, toned down the white of the cloud and selectively sharpened the barn.
paulbroad 10 123 1245 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 8:20AM
I'm not so keen. The huge cumulus cloud is extremely dominant and over powers the image. The barn, although you obviously appreciate them, is not really a very attractive or interesting building. This is a subjective comment, of course. Technically I have no problems.


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