Jim Hagan  

The Hayloft by Jim Hagan

June 2020 - The Hayloft

June 2020 - Jim Hagan


About the Image(s)

Greenfield Village, located near Detroit, was created by Henry Ford and
includes many historic buildings one of which is the actual childhood home
and barn of his friend Harvey Firestone. I photographed inside the barn's
hayloft, using an infrared converted camera, at 1/30, f 7.1, 16mm and ISO at
200. I straightened many of the distorted angles (caused by the very wide
angle lens) and converted the image to mono using a Nik Silver Efex filter.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Our local camera club assignment for June is CURVES, this eye-holding photo has me adding ANGLES to next year's list.   Posted: 06/07/2020 00:52:10

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
You had me at infrared, Jim. <g>
This is a terrific image. The geometry and tones are spot on. Love the splashes of light across the hay.   Posted: 06/07/2020 12:39:14

Jim Bodkin   Jim Bodkin
Excellent capture, Jim.

You did a great job correcting the 16mm lens distortion with parallel lines in both the wood slats and the overall composition. I also like your final tonal presentation with the mid contrast level. Great image!

  Posted: 06/07/2020 13:32:19

Sharron Leppien   Sharron Leppien
I am certain that I would love to spend my day laying in this hay and watching the light dance its way through the slats. A truly lovely image Jim :)   Posted: 06/08/2020 01:13:11

Victor Wasilov   Victor Wasilov
To me the lighting and tones are right on the money. Perfect exposure. I agree with Henry, the geometry is perfect. Nice job on straightening the wide angle distortion. The red in the original had me puzzled until I read your write up then I was amazed.   Posted: 06/20/2020 11:00:15