Peggy Reeder  

Old Barn by Peggy Reeder

June 2022 - Old Barn

June 2022 - Peggy Reeder


About the Image(s)

I shot this barn on a very dull day, and I felt that it needed a lot of brightening and contrast to really bring it out and make it more interesting. I did most of that in Lightroom. Then I took it into Photoshop and replaced the sky. At first I had a sunset, but thought that it looked too perfect. So I went with this dark cloudy sky, which I think works better.

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9 comments posted

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Nice processing Peggy, however, I think you need to create more contrast between the barn and the sky.   Posted: 06/08/2022 08:31:55

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
A beautiful job on the old barn. These are always very photogenic subjects. Your sky is well done and creates a mood of impending storms. A small suggestion would be to add some slight saturation to the foreground foliage. And perhaps a slight increase in contrast on the barn. Great composition.   Posted: 06/11/2022 13:38:20

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
Very nice recovery Peggy, and I liked your choice of sky replacement. As Al mentions, there is a sense of drama in a stormy sky, as if something big may be about to happen. There does seem to be a bit of a halo along the sloping rear of the barn's roof, but otherwise a nice compositing. I wouldn't mind ordinarily your placing some foliage in front of the building, but in this case I have a feeling that some interesting detail in the its doorway was lost. Overall, very nice to look at.   Posted: 06/13/2022 15:14:19

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
I agree with Jerry regarding the foliage. I don't know if there was a different angle you could have used to get more of the doorway. I like the sky replacement as it adds moodiness to the image. Perhaps the roof could be burned in a little? Very nice job overall.   Posted: 06/13/2022 16:19:41

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
Nice job of bringing out the detail on the barn. I agree with Jerry about the brush in front of the barn door. To me, it's a distraction. It may not have been possible to get a different angle, BUT ideally it would enhance the photo if the stuff wasn't there.   Posted: 06/14/2022 20:11:24

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
This image shows the problem with a different angle - the barn door is not there. It had been replaced by an ugly sheet of plywood!   Posted: 06/18/2022 15:40:18
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Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
How about cloning a piece of the barn into that plywood?   Posted: 06/18/2022 16:14:20
Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
I think that would work on this image. The other image that I used just has little bits of plywood showing through.
  Posted: 06/18/2022 17:42:22

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
The sky you chose mirrors the angle of the brush surrounding the barn. The angle from which you chose captures the barn, but conceals the unwanted areas. It works for me. I have found with barns, you have to work around the unsightly areas or drive on by.   Posted: 06/28/2022 07:40:21