Cindy Lynch  

Open Barn Door by Cindy Lynch

March 2023 - Open Barn Door

March 2023 - Cindy Lynch


About the Image(s)

I found this abandoned old barn and liked the scene of looking through the door to see what was stored inside. I loved the texture of the old wood, too. I merged 3 exposures for this HDR image to get the details inside. Settings: f/22, 1/100 sec., ISO 560 (automatic), 18 mm focal ponit with a tripod.

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9 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
This is an excellent shot of an old, rustic barn, and the view through the open door really makes the shot. You did a fine job in post processing the image (not making it too grungy for my taste). My only suggestion might be to darken the grayish side of the barn on the left. In some way, I almost prefer the darker shade of the original because it doesn't pull my eye away from the view through the open door.   Posted: 03/02/2023 09:25:30
Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I agree! Thanks.   Posted: 03/16/2023 09:49:48
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Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
An interesting subject and good use of HDR. The red color on the door improves the image. An initial impression I had is that the image is slightly over-processed or more specifically over-sharpened, but maybe I'm being too fussy.   Posted: 03/06/2023 16:15:35

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
A nice, sharp and colorful image. The only thing I would suggest, is to crop some off the left side. My eye goes to the wall on the left side, before looking in the door. I feel by cropping some off the side, my eye goes to the door first. I think you have a great image.   Posted: 03/07/2023 14:05:02
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Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
A nice HDR, especially, I like the dark details visible inside of door. Also, concur with David's comments regarding darken the left side grey panel.
As for the revised image, I'd darken that clumps of green vegetation on the outside of the door way, to further benefit hold the viewer into the doorway, and not sway out. In short, the ladder and the frame into the doorway, should have the highest brightness in the frame, where holds the viewer's interest.   Posted: 03/21/2023 07:24:13

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
(Groups 50 & 92)
Good eye in finding this subject. Definitely an HDR very well done as is. One suggestion, an attempt at reminder of options, is a little vignetting to place more focus on the dooe and interior.   Posted: 03/21/2023 15:23:05

Robert Knight   Robert Knight
This is another enjoyable image and I like David's interpretation. Personally, in addition to David's suggestion I might darken slightly the wall to the right to really focus on the door and the mystery inside.   Posted: 03/28/2023 14:09:22

Bai Chuang Shyu   Bai Chuang Shyu
It is very nicely post processed. I like the color and the texture. The overall atmosphere gives the old, rusty and abandoned feeling.   Posted: 03/30/2023 10:47:35

Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
I really like old buildings and you have done such a good job with the HDR to bring out just enough of the interior and the exterior texture and color. I like the idea of darkening the left side of the building and maybe even cropping a bit off the left.
Great job!   Posted: 03/30/2023 12:49:40