Stuart Bacon, QPSA  

Ferndale Barn by Stuart Bacon, QPSA

June 2021 - Ferndale Barn

June 2021 - Stuart Bacon, QPSA


About the Image(s)

Ferndale is an extremely cute town in the northern part of California. They were hosting a dog show and we were there as my wife's hobby was training and showing our dog. The town is very photogenic and in wondering around I saw this scene and captured it in infrared because the deciduous trees intermixed with evergreens and the IR would make them stand out. The 18-250 zoom was set at 58 mm and the bracketed exposure that I used for processing was 1/1250 and f8. Conversion to b/w was in Photoshop. I dodged the barn to lighten it and used curves to brighten the deciduous trees to make them stand out more over the others.

5 comments posted

Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
Very nice patterns of the trees Stuart and you have indeed made them stand out and each one is separate from the other. It is a very pleasant scene and well balanced with the barn, the main feature slightly off centre. Nice one.   Posted: 06/09/2021 06:30:05

Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
  Posted: 06/09/2021 06:30:07

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
To me this is a pleasant scene and you have captured good tonal range. I feel that my eye is drawn to the bottom of the image because it is so bright compared with the top 3/4. In my opinion this takes attention away from the center of interest. I am wondering if darkening the foreground and lightening the upper portion of the image would resolve this problem. You might want to consider applying a Graduated ND filter in Color Efex and rotation it to see if it helps.   Posted: 06/11/2021 10:58:35

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
Nice scene, like the barn but those trees are the star of the show for me. Agree with Sharon that the foreground is too bright and I don't think it really adds to the photo.
Overall, I do like the scene!   Posted: 06/14/2021 11:11:42

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
I too like the trees but I find the bright ones on the left edge are drawing my eye out of the image so I would be inclined darken them down. I am very envious of your American barns, even though we have lovely stone ones I do love the texture of the wood. I agree that the foreground is a little bright.   Posted: 06/16/2021 02:58:28


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