Stuart Bacon, QPSA  

Falling Down Barns by Stuart Bacon, QPSA

November 2023 - Falling Down Barns

November 2023 - Stuart Bacon, QPSA


About the Image(s)

I haves traveled this route many times and often stop to see how much of the old barns remain. There is less ans less with each trip. I've photographed this in black and white and in color so this time it was done in infrared. It was taken with my iPhone with the IR attachment. Conversion to b/w was in Photoshop then added contrast then to Curves for more contrast and finally burned the foreground slightly.

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7 comments posted

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Old barns are one of my favorite topics, and I have done a slideshow recently of the ones in the Palouse. This one has definitely down to the ribs of the structure and lost in the wheat or grass. You said that you burned the foreground slightly; I would increase that since it could balance the photo more. Interesting to see that this is from a phone I didn't realize you could do IR on it!   Posted: 11/02/2023 16:30:55
Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
There was an article in the PSA Journal by Rad Drew telling how one could use a iPhone for infrared. You need a special mount for holding a dark filter over the lenses. You might be able to go into the PSA website and look for the specific Journal. On a recent trip I did all my photography, both conventional and IR with my iPhone 14ProMax.   Posted: 11/24/2023 08:57:20

Susan Quinn   Susan Quinn
I enjoy the composition of this image. I did not realize that a Iphone had an IR adjustment. Tells us more.
The image to me is a bit harsh and wonder what it would be like if you used your IR camera. Susan   Posted: 11/13/2023 18:50:07

Debbie Rubin   Debbie Rubin
I too am a fan of old barns. Your image is lovely. it could be cropped at the top above the clouds as there is too much negative space. It could also use some lightening and darkening within the grasses to add more contrast. I also would like to know your thoughts on IR in the iPhone.   Posted: 11/19/2023 10:10:01
Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Debbie, I did a slideshow/video of Palouse barns shots I collected for the last ten years - some are gone now. It won an 3rd place award in the Northwest Council of Camera Clubs. See: Tongue in cheek the music is "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms"!   Posted: 11/27/2023 12:29:23

Tatu Korhonen   Tatu Korhonen
A nice picture. I like the way the structures are rising from the grass mass. The picture does not look very sharp though. I would like to se more details of this otherwise interesting photo. Well done.   Posted: 11/19/2023 13:59:05

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
I like the contrast of the image, did you use the 720nm filter on your iPhone? I've also been playing around with IR on my iPhone   Posted: 11/20/2023 15:43:46