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Barn@Mountain Road.jpg
Barn@Mountain Road.jpg
RayEthier


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Collection: Barns
Date Uploaded: Dec 10, 2006

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Comments: 16
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06/21/2012 11:04:45 PM
Love this one from first time I saw it, some years ago!
The contrast of the dark clouds with the vibrant colours is outstanding. On the other hand, the similarities between the barn and the road (that is the decay and emptiness) wrap up the drama evoked by this image.
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02/27/2012 07:12:31 PM
Magnificent colors!!!
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05/28/2011 09:04:30 PM
So hard to choose, this one is superb though the Fall colors are astounding.
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02/18/2008 12:42:05 AM
Ray, what a great scene! Excellent light and contrast.
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02/17/2008 10:28:21 PM
Wow! There are so many good things going on with this shot. It boils down to simply a gorgeous shot!
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08/03/2007 09:03:38 AM
Great contrast between the colourful trees and the dark sky. Good leading line with the road.
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12/26/2006 06:47:42 PM
Absolutely Beautiful. I knew it was yours before I even saw the name.
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12/17/2006 06:47:50 AM
Stunning!
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12/16/2006 11:58:09 PM
I love the contrast between the bright colors of the trees and the threatening sky. This is beautiful!
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12/16/2006 08:43:04 PM
This is one of the best photo I've ever seen !
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12/15/2006 06:38:00 PM
Wow, this is a really wonderful shot. Color, context, perspective, very well done...love the contrast on the barn.
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12/15/2006 02:52:34 PM
Beautiful! Such rich colors - even with the soft misty look.
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12/15/2006 07:11:07 AM
Beautiful shot Ray love the colours and evertything else about it.
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12/15/2006 01:37:16 AM
Wow!!!
This is stunning Ray. The cracks in the Hwy are an excellent complement to the rustic barn. Simply beautiful.
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12/15/2006 12:57:19 AM
Ray - I think this is just delicious. It almost has a surreal sense. The deep rich tones of the fall trees under the looming storm sky - WOW. Might be my fav you've ever done.
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12/15/2006 12:45:37 AM
You showed me this image a few weeks ago, and this version looks quite different. I didn't find the older version in your portfolio, but, if I remember, it was a lot moodier, much more grey and darkness. This one is quite beautiful, almost unreal so. I like the texture brought out in the road. The Fall colours are like those in a painting. I wish you would post the other for comparison.

Please don't get me wrong, I like all this bringing out of colours and shapes and textures, but I also like moodiness and reality. The sky here is stormy dark, yet the field/barn/trees have almost sunshiny colours. I know what's been said, that the human eye sees so much more than film (or sensor), that the range of the human eye is so much bigger, and that is true, but .... even with my eyes, on a cloudy day, the fields, grass, trees, wooden walls, don't look sunny, they look muted, they go with the sky.

Actually, I don't know if this is HDR/tone-mapping or what. It doesn't quite look like HDR/tone-mapping, maybe more like contrast masking or something like that.

I don't know why I'm writing this long missive here. Probably because I've become very frustrated with the emphasis on trying to bring so much colour and brightness/contrast into every other picture, that they all look the same after a while; no more cloudy days, no more beautiful, moody ambient.

I know that the attempt to compensate for the failure of sensors to perceive the full range of contrast between light and dark is good. I also know that for the most part I do not care for the results. Please don't hate me for saying all of this.
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