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Aug 7, 2014 20:11:29   #
countryman60951
 
This was has been lightly PP and cropped. I tried to remove a power line that went across the roof, Some honest C & C would be greatly appreciated.


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Aug 7, 2014 20:34:16   #
Jbat
 
I too like to shoot barns and appreciate your effort here. My thinking would be to have shot the barn closer and probably on the diagonal end where both the front and side could have been seen better. When I got closer to the barn it showed nice texture and if you were closer with your shot, hopefully we could see that nice texture. The sky is not important so taking it out to get closer would not have left anything out.

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Aug 7, 2014 20:53:48   #
djtravels
 
I think the opposite of Jbat. I think it might have made a more appealing shot if it's surroundings were included. An old work barn in it's surroundings could tell a more complete story.

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Aug 7, 2014 20:54:17   #
countryman60951
 
Jbat wrote:
I too like to shoot barns and appreciate your effort here. My thinking would be to have shot the barn closer and probably on the diagonal end where both the front and side could have been seen better. When I got closer to the barn it showed nice texture and if you were closer with your shot, hopefully we could see that nice texture. The sky is not important so taking it out to get closer would not have left anything out.


Thank you for your input it is greatly appreciated. I shot this from the road and could get the front of the barn because of trees in the way. But I do agree with your input... Oh so much for me to learn, but I am enjoying it.

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Aug 7, 2014 21:03:08   #
harclod
 
countryman60951 wrote:
This was has been lightly PP and cropped. I tried to remove a power line that went across the roof, Some honest C & C would be greatly appreciated.


I'm not a pro, countryman60951. I think you did just fine. Upon download, you can see both the end and side just fine. Sometimes the way we the viewers see it, we don't know what the photographer has to go through to get a shot off, not always appealing to everyone's eye. Sometimes it's better to just get a glimpse than nothing at all. Nice shot. Richard :thumbup:

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Aug 7, 2014 21:08:02   #
countryman60951
 
harclod wrote:
I'm not a pro, countryman60951. I think you did just fine. Upon download, you can see both the end and side just fine. Sometimes the way we the viewers see it, we don't know what the photographer has to go through to get a shot off, not always appealing to everyone's eye. Sometimes it's better to just get a glimpse than nothing at all. Nice shot. Richard :thumbup:


Thanks Richard, I appreciate your input. What I need to learn to do thoughts the PP I did to remove the power line. I found flaws in it. SO hopefully practice makes perfect or somewhere close..

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Aug 7, 2014 21:23:46   #
Daverx
 
I too love old barns, they are a vanishing subject. Your barn is beautiful. I agree that less sky would benefit the photo. Great patterns in the wood, and I think too much foreground in the photo.

Thanks for posting and I hope my comments help.

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Aug 7, 2014 21:37:54   #
countryman60951
 
Daverx wrote:
I too love old barns, they are a vanishing subject. Your barn is beautiful. I agree that less sky would benefit the photo. Great patterns in the wood, and I think too much foreground in the photo.

Thanks for posting and I hope my comments help.


I appreciate your comments greatly. Thats what I wanted honest input .. :)

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Aug 7, 2014 23:17:02   #
vicksart (a regular here)
 
Old barns seem to have stories to tell. This one certainly does. Someone cared enough to try to keep the roof updated and the field mowed.

The texture shows up well with the available light, and everything seems well focused. I have to agree that less sky would improve the composition.

To find out what works, try picking the main horizontal and vertical lines and find out where they lie in the major thirds of the image. When I do that, the foreground occupies the bottom third (I don't think it's too much because it puts distance in the photo), the walls of the barn almost occupy the middle, the roof and half of the sky are in the top, and the left side from the corner almost takes the left third. It's not a perfect example of the rule of thirds, but it seems to come close and works rather well I believe.

As far as getting a better angle is concerned, there isn't always a choice. Barriers or parking restrictions (road hazards)limit vantage points, and then there's the problem with trespassing. I think you did very well with this.

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Aug 8, 2014 08:44:00   #
countryman60951
 
vicksart wrote:
Old barns seem to have stories to tell. This one certainly does. Someone cared enough to try to keep the roof updated and the field mowed.

The texture shows up well with the available light, and everything seems well focused. I have to agree that less sky would improve the composition.

To find out what works, try picking the main horizontal and vertical lines and find out where they lie in the major thirds of the image. When I do that, the foreground occupies the bottom third (I don't think it's too much because it puts distance in the photo), the walls of the barn almost occupy the middle, the roof and half of the sky are in the top, and the left side from the corner almost takes the left third. It's not a perfect example of the rule of thirds, but it seems to come close and works rather well I believe.

As far as getting a better angle is concerned, there isn't always a choice. Barriers or parking restrictions (road hazards)limit vantage points, and then there's the problem with trespassing. I think you did very well with this.
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Thank you very much for your input. No doubt I have a lot to learn, and with this type of input it really helps. I had to shoot this from the side of the road and only lens I had for the Sony is an F1.8 55mm prime. Would have liked to shot from the front in the view too but there were trees in the way.

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Aug 8, 2014 09:33:29   #
Photoman74
 
An extremely good subject (as presented) would the story for this structer be better presented in poor weather (storm winter ect.)? This barn shows age - scars - texture - purpose, potential the FG stated care. You have a subject that can be very vocal. Go for it.

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Aug 8, 2014 10:15:33   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
countryman60951 wrote:
This was has been lightly PP and cropped. I tried to remove a power line that went across the roof, Some honest C & C would be greatly appreciated.


I like the exposure of the barn and the ground around it. The sky is rather flat and featureless. I do see some tonal variations in the sky which could have been brought out a bit more.

The biggest issue I think is the subject. My vision keeps vacillating between whether the barn is the topic of the photograph, or its setting within its surroundings.

If the barn is the subject, it should be framed so that it is featured by reducing the amount of foreground and probably from a different viewpoint. If its placement within it surroundings is the topic, then a bit more of the area around it should be in the photo.
--Bob

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Aug 8, 2014 10:19:28   #
phlash46
 
countryman60951 wrote:
This was has been lightly PP and cropped. I tried to remove a power line that went across the roof, Some honest C & C would be greatly appreciated.


Good shot, but, I'd up the contrast so the roof doesn't blend into the sky.

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Aug 8, 2014 12:46:22   #
countryman60951
 
phlash46 wrote:
Good shot, but, I'd up the contrast so the roof doesn't blend into the sky.


Very good point thank you.

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Aug 8, 2014 12:48:20   #
countryman60951
 
phlash46 wrote:
Good shot, but, I'd up the contrast so the roof doesn't blend into the sky.

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