Trey Foerster  

New Life on Old Farmstead by Trey Foerster

June 2020 - New Life on Old Farmstead

June 2020 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

The spring woodlands behind these weathered buildings provides a wonderful contrast to the blooming apple trees and the dandelion field on Highway 49 in Wisconsin. It is exciting to see new life contrasted with the weathered wood siding on the house, corn crib, and barn. The image was shot on a cloudy day around 11 a.m., ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/80 second, aperture priority, 90 mm. I cropped the image to a panoramic. I used LR to process and added some gradient filters on the buildings and blooming trees.

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

Gary Butler   Gary Butler
For me your post-processing work has greatly enhanced the image - removing the sky has helped bring focus to the dandelion field in the foreground. To my eye the brighter roof on the house works better than on the barn as the latter seems to distract my eye.

It would be great if you could return to the same spot in the fall, re-shoot and then combine - getting the foreground and mid-ground blossoms together with multi-colored leaves of the fall.   Posted: 06/04/2020 06:27:04
Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Great idea! I'll put that on my calendar.   Posted: 06/04/2020 08:28:17
Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
I'll play with the luminosity of the blue on the sheet metal roof of the barn too.   Posted: 06/04/2020 08:30:06

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
I used to trout fish, not to catch trout, but just to be out in nature when spring surely has arrived. Now I do the same as a photographer. Winter is beautiful but it deprives us of color and tests our faith that life hides under snow and ice. When fruit trees bloom and common flowers like dandelions flourish our faith is restored and we strive to capture these feelings in our photographs. It is a challenge to do this, but with this image, you have met the challenge.   Posted: 06/05/2020 20:11:06

Gary La Musga
I like what you have done with the photo. I agree with Gary, I like the brightness on the room. Draws your eye across the photo. I was wondering if you cropped the top a little more, would it draw you to the house and barn and make them a little more prominent. Just a thought.
Very nice shot, yes go back in the fall! It would probably be a very colorful shot.   Posted: 06/06/2020 10:18:43
Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Thanks Gary. If you look, there's a triangle from the green trees in the middle out to the buildings on the sides so if I were to crop more from the top it would destroy that triangle.   Posted: 06/06/2020 11:57:46

Gary La Musga
So true, now I see! Thank you.   Posted: 06/06/2020 14:33:52

Scott Messer   Scott Messer
Very nice image Trey. So simple yet sophisticated. Great composition. You cropped it perfectly.   Posted: 06/11/2020 09:40:03