Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA  

Back To Brown County by Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA

May 2021 - Back To Brown County

May 2021 - Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA


About the Image(s)

I'm returning this month to a traditional subject for me...old barns sprinkled across Indiana. I reached this one just after first light, so there is mottled side lighting striking the foreground and the barn. Coupled with the cumulus clouds peeking through the trees, I thought the mood of this one was something a bit unique. See how it strikes you when you critique it.
NIKON D300 Lifpixel conversion to Deep BW IR
18-70mm lens at 18mm.
1/60th second f11 ISO 400 +2EV
Converted to sepia black and white in DxO NIK Silver Efex Pro

9 comments posted

Arik Gorban   Arik Gorban
Hi Gary,
What a great find and beautiful picture. Your post work was perfect. It was a good decision to keep the front of the barn dark and let the foliage on it stand out. Also, having one side darker than the other creates a sense of dimension and depth. I wouldn't change anything. Nicely done.
  Posted: 05/04/2021 20:21:32
Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Thanks Arik...the light is everything, as we so often say...   Posted: 05/06/2021 10:34:06

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Gary
From my perspective, this is a terrific image and should do well in exhibitions. It has everything going for it. Perhaps one for the wall too!!   Posted: 05/07/2021 02:17:46
Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Thanks Palli...we will see how it performs!   Posted: 05/08/2021 06:38:45

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
The mostly leafless trees make this a little different from most IR images, Gary, but its subtlety still works very well. I particularly like the partially veiled clouds behind the trees, and the overall mood.   Posted: 05/07/2021 17:37:58
Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Thank you Jack. Serendipity is everything with the light!   Posted: 05/08/2021 06:39:26

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Love our Midwest barns as well, great subject matter in IR. Hopefully this old beauty is around a little longer.

The dappled lighting is perfect as are the clouds in the background. It tells it was a great day to be out shooting in rural Ind for you.

Well done Sir

Emil   Posted: 05/08/2021 12:46:43
Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Many thanks, Emil.   Posted: 05/09/2021 07:43:55

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hey Gary, Yet another barn that I would love to photograph. I think we should plan a group outing to your barns!
I enjoy the grungy effect shown and you have manage to make the structure stand out from the very busy foliage. Just a thought - Would you consider lightening the grasses closest to the build even more?   Posted: 05/09/2021 10:05:29


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