Emil Davidzuk  

Old Barn –  by Emil Davidzuk

June 2021 - Old Barn –

June 2021 - Emil Davidzuk


About the Image(s)

There is Historic Village at a nearby County Park that I like shoot the buildings in IR. I took a quick trip there last month to look for different viewpoints than I have photographed previously. Gary had inspired me to capture an old barn.
Workflow: I converted the raw image to BW using PS CC/Silver Efex, I tried a dash of Color Efex Pro 4 Pro Contrast (finally), and Detail Extractor and then cropped the background partial building and some of the wooden fence. Finished with LR filters on the highlights/shadows.

Shot with Canon EOS 7D 720nm, 24-105mm f4 lens, 32mm, 1/200 sec, f11, ISO 200, 0 EV.

6 comments posted

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Hi Emil,

Glad I inspired you! There's nothing like the history and nostalgia of an old barn! Our grandchildren won't likely see too many of these still standing. This is well captured, and my only suggestion is to work the sky in whatever method you desire to get more blackness in the sky and bolder contrast. Here's my version for a comparison.   Posted: 06/02/2021 09:29:53
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Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

I agree A darker sky is the way to go


Emil   Posted: 06/02/2021 12:53:52

Arik Gorban   Arik Gorban
Hi Emil. Beautiful work with the scene. I wouldn't change anything. Besides the wonderful story-telling picture, I like the composition, tones, and details. Very nicely done.   Posted: 06/02/2021 18:42:25

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Emil
In this instance I like to stay with the softer version as you've produced, but perhaps with a touch more drama. Have re-worked on your image to see what you think!   Posted: 06/03/2021 01:09:43
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Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Emil, right out of the camera, this is a great image. Nice use of foreground to frame in the barn. You hardly needed to crop but doing it did render a a more pleasing image. For my eye the sky need not get much bolder. The only picky comment I can make concerns the artifacts that give away that this barn is in a park. So, if you agree, why not delete the bench behind the barn and the car tire to the left of the barn?   Posted: 06/06/2021 16:14:06

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Emil, We all know that barns are our IR friends, and you have done well here. The clouds are gorgeous. The sky could be darkened some as well as the foreground, maybe a subtle vignette. The bench must go. With all that being said, I am enjoying it.   Posted: 06/09/2021 10:45:20


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