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Barn To Be Wild
Barn To Be Wild
dsidwell


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Challenge: Black & White III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Logan, UT USA
Date: Nov 10, 2006
Aperture: f 8.0
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2006

This is an old barn I drive by every day. I finally stopped to take a photo of it! My point of view was too low, so I finally stood up on top of my car.

The mountains in the background are the Wellsville Mountains, the steepest mountains in the world (the angle of the mountains from ridge to base is the smallest). I can't believe I live in such a beautiful area!

To those who may say that it should be cropped: you're just plain wrong. Negative space...aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh...feels so good...

PP: Used the channel mixer, heavy on green, low on blue. Reds were also a bit higher to bring out the textures in the red of the barn a bit more. I NeatImaged the sky. I also selected the shadows on the barn itself, which were very black and used the Highlight/Shadow feature to bring out some of the texture there, too, then I used a tiny bit of motion blur on these areas so it wouldn't just look like noise. I used unsharp mask with large pixel radius and low percent first, then just sharpened it, resized, resharpened, faded the sharpen until it looked good, added the border, and I think that's all... Enjoy!

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 424
Avg (all users): 6.9167
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8214
Avg (non-participants): 7.1071
Views since voting: 2176
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 168
Comments: 37
Favorites: 7 (view)


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11/25/2006 08:05:19 PM
perfect shot!
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11/23/2006 01:39:42 PM
Congrats on the 9th place. Excellent shot!
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11/20/2006 04:19:42 PM
I was so hoping this one was yours David! Beautiful!
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11/20/2006 06:49:23 AM
Good job David. (Good for our team also hihi)... Love the picture, the sky is stunning also the mountains... :o)
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11/20/2006 03:03:02 AM
Ah, so this was yours :) It is such a wonderful shot and I totally agree with you on the cropping.
Well done team-mate!
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11/20/2006 02:52:51 AM
good job! very nice light
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11/20/2006 01:09:49 AM
Congrats, David, with this beautiful B/W study. Is this just off of Main street?
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11/20/2006 12:52:57 AM
Another study of great beauty! Congratulations on your 9th place.
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11/20/2006 12:52:03 AM
great contrast
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11/20/2006 12:40:52 AM
Beautiful, I agree, I like the open look, helps highlight the main subject matter, well done.
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11/20/2006 12:11:57 AM
Really awesome. Congrats!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 11:52:48 PM
Very well captured and presented.
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11/19/2006 08:21:25 PM
Great bw pic..
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11/19/2006 07:14:50 PM
gorgeous image!!!!
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11/19/2006 04:20:25 PM
fantastic DOF and the sky is spectacular
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11/19/2006 09:59:15 AM
WOW!! Stunning shot!!!
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11/19/2006 07:03:31 AM
Another excellent image here.....Tops in my book.....
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11/17/2006 05:39:41 PM
stunning ....... dramatic ........
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11/17/2006 03:02:48 PM
Excellent b&w conversion, the tones are great. I love this scene and composition, although some of elements are so strong that they really compete against one another.
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11/17/2006 01:04:42 PM
Shades of "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico"... YOu knew that, right? This is a very rich conversion, lovely tones. It's a little blocked up on the leftmost shadows for my taste, but very nice.
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11/17/2006 09:06:25 AM
Fantastic landscape... works well in b&w.
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11/15/2006 09:52:23 PM
Wow - this is awesome!!!!
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11/14/2006 11:51:54 PM
WOW WOW WOW! (and most excellent title)
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11/14/2006 10:53:11 PM
This photo is excellent - focus, lighting, contrast. The shadows on the buidling and mountains are amazing. I love how you did not overdo the processing.
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11/14/2006 10:18:39 PM
Ansel... is that you? great job!
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11/14/2006 09:46:20 PM
Haunting and desolate. Dramatic and reflective. Dynamic and frozen. 8
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11/14/2006 09:40:25 PM
All on scale of 0-2
Lighting: 2
Composition: 2
Focus: 1
Creativity: 1
"Wow Factor": 2
Total: 8
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11/14/2006 05:47:44 PM
Gorgeous setting. Lovely tonal range. Great composition. 9
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11/14/2006 03:42:52 PM
How pretty and dramatic! Ijust love this photo!
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11/14/2006 03:33:19 PM
I love that sky! and it didnt get all pixellated when darken, great use of a circular polarizer I think.
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11/14/2006 08:10:15 AM
This is beautiful 10
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11/13/2006 07:59:04 PM
Nice image! The dramatic sky is relly working here!
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11/13/2006 06:02:33 PM
LOVE the sky. Very dramatic.
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11/13/2006 03:32:27 PM
Oh nice landscape, the first dusting fo snow on the hills make this something special
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11/13/2006 12:48:56 PM
love the contrast, and range on this one. Good landscape BW.
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11/13/2006 09:41:40 AM
Beautiful lighting here and great contrast. The movement in the clouds adds to the depth in the picture and conveys an emotion of isolation. Very well done with instant impact.
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11/13/2006 03:37:59 AM
awesome editing...love the contrast
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