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Foggy Morning Barn

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 7 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

There are wonderful old barns all over our area. And a foggy morning is just perfect for capturing them.

"You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety."

-- Abraham Maslow

NIKON D700 1/200 second F/7.1 ISO 400 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

rem_la from Villiers, France

bien vu cette petite brume !

7 Mar 2009 5:11am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

You are correct! That fog really gives the image feeling and intrigue!

7 Mar 2009 5:48am

Didier from somewhere, France

Beautiful photograph geat atmosphere

7 Mar 2009 5:57am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice shot. Something's blooming!

7 Mar 2009 6:49am

@Steve Rice: Actually that's a kind of moss on the trees. The trees are in bud, but nothing is leafed out yet.

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Love the the barn...very nice.

7 Mar 2009 7:01am

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Very atmospheric.

7 Mar 2009 7:09am

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

A beautiful location and you've captured the ambience so perfectly here, Jack. Characterful and beautiful

7 Mar 2009 7:23am

lydia from Paris, France

Very nice atmosphere , I like the mist and the moss on the trees , I thought it was leaves . Beautiful !

7 Mar 2009 7:30am

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

beautiful and lovely ...

7 Mar 2009 7:48am

k@ from Paris, France

Love your soothing shots and these soft green & blonde tones in the mist are marvelous*

7 Mar 2009 8:05am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Misty ambiance

7 Mar 2009 8:19am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

the morning fog that I love so much! beautiful softness!

7 Mar 2009 8:36am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

Beautiful composition and environment.

7 Mar 2009 8:37am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

very nice composition with the barn and fence ! love the misty atmosphere !

7 Mar 2009 9:37am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

La brume et le brouillard sur la solitude de cette maison isolé, quelle atmosphère, bravo John.

7 Mar 2009 9:50am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Gorgeous atmosphere!

7 Mar 2009 9:54am

kerfendal from Paris, France

great romantic atmosphere, peaceful place

7 Mar 2009 11:06am

Veronelle from Lens, France

superb composition

7 Mar 2009 11:12am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Great composition!

7 Mar 2009 11:12am

Mary from PA, United States

A Great capture of the stillness of morning in the country! Love it!!

7 Mar 2009 11:54am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Very peaceful atmosphere.... Nice !

7 Mar 2009 12:13pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

what a beautiful image - I love it!

7 Mar 2009 1:15pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Beautiful scene. I like how you framed and composed the shot and keeping the fence gate in the frame.
I love the atmosphere the fog gives. Well done.

7 Mar 2009 1:20pm

@Barbara: Thank you, Barbara; I took several shots of the barn and having the gate in the frame along with the end angle of the barn was important to me.

Barbara from Florida, United States

I wanted to say I love the inspiring quote.

7 Mar 2009 1:21pm

@Barbara: You may have noticed that most of my quotes are not directly about being a better photographer. I agree with Jay Maisel who said, "If you want to become a better photographer, become a better person." I think that it was that same understanding that made Zack Arias's video so incredibly compelling. It's not that we work on becoming better people in order to become better photographers. We work on becoming better people because that's why we are here. The nice byproduct is that we end up also becoming better photographers.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is simply stunning, Jack! The fog that is hovering around the barn and even more so in the trees sets such a fantastic mood. Your composition is perfect.

7 Mar 2009 1:26pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon; I thought that this might be your kind of image.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Great shot. I can feel the moisture in the air.

7 Mar 2009 1:40pm

@Lee: There definitely was moisture(not rain) in the air; you needed a towel that morning.

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Just perfect. Looks like an orchard on the other side of the fence.

7 Mar 2009 1:45pm

@Chris Parr: I think that it is an orchard, Chris. A short distance from where this photograph was taken, there is a huge Nature Preserve with a maze of trails.

Bertrand Duhamel from Granby, Canada

You nicely captured the beautiful mood of this scene. Very well done Jack !

7 Mar 2009 2:01pm

zOOm from Paris, France

The fog enhances its part of mystery and story... There's something here, looking at these old barns, like ours in France, a part of nostalghia I guess, of times that were tough but so authentic... the time of childhood also.

7 Mar 2009 2:20pm

@zOOm: Thanks, Florence; you may have hit on why this photograph and the one yesterday just might have something to say during these tough times.

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Beautiful... love the mood, the fog makes the scene calm and mysterious... great job :)

7 Mar 2009 2:58pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

You just can't beat foggy morning shots. This is terrific.

7 Mar 2009 3:37pm

Don from spokane, United States

I agree that a fine barnyard enveloped in fog makes a magical kind of photo opportunity. I like the gate as a counterpoint to the position of the barn. The fences, especially the one going back through the picture, help with the general setting. A fine picture.

7 Mar 2009 4:00pm

@Don: Thanks, Don; the gate is absolutely integral to the photograph. And I'm a sucker for fences of any kind.

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Great atmosphere. So perfect.

7 Mar 2009 4:21pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

I alway love fog images and this one is no different. Very well composed Jack especially by including the wood gate to balance the barn and tree on the opposite side

7 Mar 2009 4:46pm

@Diane Schuller: Thanks, Diane; as I mentioned earlier, the gate is essential to the integrity of the photograph. It's actually further to the right side than I would have liked, but when I composed it closer in to the barn, I lost the end view of the barn. Photograph unfortunately does involve compromises.

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

lovely foggy scene, well composed

7 Mar 2009 5:01pm

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Jolie cette brume!

7 Mar 2009 5:48pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice foggy atmosphere, quiet and pleasant place.

7 Mar 2009 5:50pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

nice capture well composed

7 Mar 2009 5:59pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Beautiful foggy day image. I like that you left the foreground fence to create a sense of depth in the image - well done.

7 Mar 2009 5:59pm

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

A peace sensation invades me on your photography, I feel there well, an unreal atmosphere. It is a very beautiful image!

7 Mar 2009 7:13pm

@Peggy M.: Thank you, Peggy; for my work to do that for even one person is as extravagant a reward as I could possibly hope for.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

I love the barn through the fog - very nice work and composition!

7 Mar 2009 7:38pm

@Scott Schilling: Thanks Scott.

Observing from North West, United Kingdom

A lovely shot and a great mood-picture with the fog, I also like the gate in the corner.

7 Mar 2009 8:32pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

Goos scene. You've captured a special atmosphere. Good porcessing too

7 Mar 2009 9:28pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I love how the gate anchors the lower right corner and gives perspective to your beautiful foggy barn shot.

As for your quote, and Zack Arias's video, let's just focus on becoming better people ... I like that.
The photos will come when the time is right! :D

7 Mar 2009 9:37pm

@Judy: My belief, Judy, is that focusing entirely on becoming a better photographer will not necessarily make you a better photographer, and certainly not necessarily a better person; however, focusing on becoming a better person will almost always make you both a better person and a better photographer. Who you are as a person comes through your photography. I don't think that you can fake it. Although it may not be 100% true, when I hear the stories of great photographers, they almost always were neat human beings. And even if you don't become an exceptional photographer, so what!!

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

beautiful shot i love that foggy mysterious feeling that I get from it

7 Mar 2009 10:16pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

beautiful atmosphere, very gently, in view of flowers on trees, spring is here !

7 Mar 2009 10:36pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great landscape. Like a step back in time.

7 Mar 2009 11:20pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

beautiful shot Jack...lucky you to have the barns nearby....

8 Mar 2009 12:01am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Much better than my foggy barn shot, Jack...I can see yours! All kidding aside, this is a great shot. I love old barns.

8 Mar 2009 12:03am

@Toni: Me too!

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Wish I had some barns and countryside easily accessible, but that aside what a super capture, such a wonderful mood and atmosphere in this shot

8 Mar 2009 1:38am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful foggy atmosphere. I like also the trees which are starting to bloom.

8 Mar 2009 1:46am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I'm a little jealous of the old barns... not too many out here on the island. Looks fantastic, Jack!! Don't have too much fun with the new toy, eh?!! LOL!!!

8 Mar 2009 2:58am

@amy: Once I would have said that new toys keep me out of trouble; now I'm too old to get into too much trouble!!

jim from sebastopol, United States

nice job! this looks just like my part of the world.. (West Sonoma County, CA)

8 Mar 2009 2:58am

@jim: Great part of the world where you live. Before we retired, we were in North San Rafael, close to West Marin. I've bicycled all over West Sonoma County (spectacular coastal ridge roads).

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Perfect setting....perfect picture.

8 Mar 2009 5:15am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Lovely image. Dreamy quality. Great use of fog. I like the border. And, of course, the fence and gate work beautifully.

8 Mar 2009 11:07am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Très très belle image...

8 Mar 2009 3:59pm

Denise from Perry, United States

Fantastic shot, the fog gives it a soft feel.

8 Mar 2009 10:51pm

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

love fog shots like this

9 Mar 2009 8:12pm

willow from United States

Definitely perfect - I really like the budding trees and their promise of spring, too.

9 Mar 2009 9:07pm

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States


10 Mar 2009 3:30am

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from Bedford.Quebec, Canada

Nice atmosphere here ..a great capture my friend

12 Mar 2009 2:19pm

Magda from Canada

Simply beautiful!

12 Mar 2009 4:38pm

Donna from anywhere, United States

another fave from you.

12 Mar 2009 6:14pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

CONGRATULATIONS for the People's Choice Award on this 'exceptional' photo, Jack. What an honor!

8 May 2009 5:07am