Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA  

On The Way To Kokomo by Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA

August 2019 - On The Way To Kokomo

August 2019 - Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA


About the Image(s)

Keeping with the 'vanishing barns of Indiana' theme, I offer you all this one from a very recent trip in central Indiana. Like the last one, it's one more poor barn preparing to disappear. The owners must be allowing Mother Nature to do the work. Anyway, it's my trusty Nikon D300, converted to Deep BW IR by LifePixel, 18-70 lens at 24mm., ISO 400 +2EV, f11 at 1/90th second, handheld. Given the nearly cloudless sky, I went to Nik Silver Efex Pro for the Antique Plate filter, Detail Extractor from Nik, Duplex from Nik, and a strong crop into a near-pano format to diminish the detail-less sky. I'll welcome all your thoughts and suggestions, as always! This group is producing some fantastic Infrared images in recent rounds!

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5 comments posted

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Gary
What a masterly touch, once again, to this beautiful scene portraying 'vanishing barns'! The tree + other elements add to the composition. Post-processing spot on. Love it!!   Posted: 08/06/2019 00:59:42

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Gary, like Melanie, you have found mesmerizing beauty in a dilapidated building. The bare tree echoes the desolation. I like how the image is front lighted and the dead grass and collapsed barn stand in contrast to the sky. You have inspired me to drive the back roads in search of the remnants of a lost time.   Posted: 08/08/2019 21:47:59

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hey Gary, The master of the disappearing and broken down buildings. Another exceptional image. Don't this this one will stand for very long. My only though is that it feels that the horizon line is off, or are we on a hill. Love it!   Posted: 08/11/2019 17:10:40

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I love the barn Gary and the scene you've presented. The procession has resulted in a lighter area in he sky right above the barn, which detracts a little for me, because it is of similar tone to the barn itself. I know IR can be very forgiving of midday light, but I am wondering if taking this scene in better light would have made a difference, something that might not have been possible if you were just driving through. The processing does work very well on the tree, however.   Posted: 08/16/2019 15:54:42

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Old barns, a subject we IR photographers all love to process in the digital darkroom...I like the pano format and antique tone, the tree balances the old barn nicely and you captured forever a structure that is nearing end of life sadly.

  Posted: 08/19/2019 10:10:14