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    Red Barn on Hillside

    What I really tried to capture in this picture is the light that existed during this storm. It wasn't light outside, it wasn't dark outside, it was light/dark or dark/light. It's my favorite light.

    I also liked the scene's color palette.

    Comments welcomed.

    Red Barn on Hillside

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    Re: Red Barn on Hillside

    very good tonal range

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    Re: Red Barn on Hillside

    Thanks Sandipan. Appreciate your comment.

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    Re: Red Barn on Hillside

    Cool image. Nicely done here.

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    Re: Red Barn on Hillside

    I agree, I think the light is wonderful.

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    Re: Red Barn on Hillside

    Quote Originally Posted by Karm Redland View Post
    What I really tried to capture in this picture is the light that existed during this storm. It wasn't light outside, it wasn't dark outside, it was light/dark or dark/light. It's my favorite light.

    I also liked the scene's color palette.

    Comments welcomed.



    Red Barn on Hillside

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    Karm,
    Can I ask what settings you used?? Your information can help me when shooting in this type of light sometimes I have a tough time getting my settings right in this type of situation. Thanks.

    Kathy

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    Re: Red Barn on Hillside

    Hi Karm,

    Nice shot, I can see why you shot it. Good exposure and colour treatment too.

    If mine I might have cropped 5% from lower and right hand edges to place the barn on more of a third, and also move the tree line/sky boundary away from being a 50% split.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy O View Post
    Karm,
    Can I ask what settings you used?? Your information can help me when shooting in this type of light sometimes I have a tough time getting my settings right in this type of situation. Thanks.
    Hi Kathy,

    The EXIF data says: Nikon D5100 at 180mm on the Nikon 55-200mm lens, 1/400s at f/14 and iso 400 in Auto mode with Multi-Segment metering. PP with LR4.4 on Mac.

    HTH,
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 2nd July 2013 at 07:34 PM.

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    Re: Red Barn on Hillside

    Thanks Dave. I'll play with your suggestions.

    Donald and Bobo, appreciate your comments.

    Kathy, more importantly than my camera settings that Dave shared, are two tools I use in Nik's color program: levels and curves and tonal contrast. Both of these tools give you a lot of power to manage your image.

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    Re: Red Barn on Hillside

    Hi Karm.

    Using Photoshop CS6's Camera Raw, I reduced the exposure on your image, increased (lightened) the whites, and decreased (darkened) the blacks, and it makes for more dramatic image - at least to me. I then cropped the lower 20% off the bottom (to get rid of the bright tree leaves) and a little bit of the right side to reposition the red shed more to the lower right. Try it to see what you think.

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    Re: Red Barn on Hillside

    Ken, where is your image?

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    Re: Red Barn on Hillside

    Oh, you want to see it? OK, then, here it is for your consideration. You might not like it, but I do.

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    Re: Red Barn on Hillside

    Ken, nice image. You captured a different phase of the storm in terms of your lighting. I have seen this lighting. I would really like your crop if the trees to the lower left of the barn were not present and if the sloping hillside extended all the way to the left. Thanks for posting your interpretation.

    Comments welcomed.

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    Re: Red Barn on Hillside

    I like what Ken has done to the clouds, Karm. I'd also try lightening the barn a bit. Afterall, that is the subject of the title.

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    Re: Red Barn on Hillside

    Hi Greg. I also like Ken's clouds. I think his clouds correctly color the barn. In my image I was really trying to correctly capture a certain lighting that I have seen many times. As i said, I think Ken's image captures a different phase of the storm I was witnessing. No judgement here.

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