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Old Barn

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 7 November 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Spotlight and vfxy - I generally don't pay too much attention to Spotlight or vfxy, but recently I've taken a look. Some of the photographs are extraordinary (such as Mariana's "gray hair" on vfxy's Buzz), but, my goodness, there is a lot of mediocre stuff. How the decisions are made mystifies me. I have appeared on both but I certainly don't think that it has been my best work that has been selected.

NIKON D700 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 200 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful tones and light and I like the processing on this! I'm not so sure on your comment about your best work in the spotlight photos - I remember the one you took with the branch and I think it had white flowers and/or a touch of red - that was fantastic and it made the spotlight - one of my favorites!

7 Nov 2009 5:50am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful BW, I like this processing

7 Nov 2009 6:47am

@Didier DE ZAN: Merci. I could easily obsess on old barns.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This is nearly an iconic image. The barn is so well suited to your treatment:
I love the brown monotone and white vignette; it has so much charm and interest !!!

7 Nov 2009 7:06am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful!! I like this - B&W was a good choice. Great processing.

7 Nov 2009 7:21am

@Anina: Thanks, Anina.

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Really nicely done Jack... Nice composition, nice B&W work...

7 Nov 2009 7:29am

@Lyl and Roll: Merci.

PATRICK from miramas, France

very nice b&w and traitement

7 Nov 2009 8:10am

@PATRICK: Merci.

Mhélène from Paris, France

Like irreal ,beautiful in b&w!

7 Nov 2009 8:22am

@Mhélène: Merci.

[email protected] from Paris, France

What a mood, Jack, timeless feelings, your image brings me back in times I would love to have travelled through, and your B&W has Ansel Addams tonalities I enjoy a lot* As for spotlights and vfxy, I didn't even subscribe vfxy, I agree with what you say plus i don't like school-like contest but prefer sharing my/our images for nothing else than pleasure here. Thks for the one your image offered to me/us*

7 Nov 2009 9:41am

@[email protected]: Merci, Karine. I am 100% with you; it is the sharing that is important.

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Beautiful processing.

7 Nov 2009 12:45pm

@Betty: Thanks.

zOOm from Paris, France

Always this incredible feeling, see the past in front of my eyes and this memorable american landscape... The wild. The Huge. Wether in B&W or in Color. Memorable indeed.

7 Nov 2009 12:55pm

@zOOm: Merci, dear Florence.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Like a beautiful postcard ! Lovely and thoughtful processing . Like it a lot :)

7 Nov 2009 1:20pm

@MARIANA: Merci, Mariana.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Jack this is superb! Your post production reminds me of an old postcard. Beautiful image.

7 Nov 2009 2:27pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon. I am still basking in the beauty of your photograph yesterday.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I expect that you will be teaching your grandchildren of this type of natural beauty.
If you don't get them out into the 'wilds' you'll at least have your photos to show them.
This is a wonderful old barn!

7 Nov 2009 3:06pm

@Judy: Our kids spent their childhoods experiencing wilderness. Our boys fondest memories are of those backcountry trips. And Brock and Karen have had our granddaughters almost from birth hiking and camping in areas of great natural beauty; Fiona has her own tent.

don from spokane, United States

A fine image to begin with... made better with you processing and presentation. What a great image!
I've been on VFXY for some time and more and more it seems pointless. I've sent several emails requesting to quit (as directed by their info) but have never heard from anyone. Strange to say the least.

7 Nov 2009 3:07pm

@don: Thanks, Don. As Karine said, it is the sharing that really matters.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

A wonderful old barn..beautifully shot..a processing just perfect for the scene.

7 Nov 2009 3:24pm

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

wonderful monochrome picture. It is elegant.

7 Nov 2009 3:38pm

@Fusao: Thank you.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Awesome old barn! I love the way you've processed this to show off all the great textures!

7 Nov 2009 4:08pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

Ken from United States

A B&W feast for the eyes!

7 Nov 2009 4:44pm

@Ken: Thanks, Ken. Your "Uptown Bikes" is a cool shot. I wish that you were on Am3.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Un petit quelque chose de "La petite maison dans la prairie"

7 Nov 2009 4:48pm

@Marie LC: Oui. Merci.

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Superb. The b&w processing with the vignette is beautiful. Picture/post card perfect. I'm just starting with lightroom 2 today. I can only hope to master and create like you some day. I have a way to will be inspiration for me. Thanks

7 Nov 2009 5:56pm

@Macrobaby: Thank you. I sent a separate email on LR 2. I like LR 3 beta even better. To re-iterate the email, set up the Library module to fit your own specific needs, and devote your major energy to learning the Develop module (it is very user friendly).

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

A real work of art and a blast from the past. Great work

7 Nov 2009 6:12pm

@Marion: That whole part of Oregon is a blast from the past.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

i agree about those other sites, I don't even bother anymore....just enjoying sharing things here, and seeing what my friends are doing.......Beautiful shot today, and really like the finishing touches you added......

7 Nov 2009 6:13pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan. Silver Efex Pro.

LauraS from Chico, United States

This is a wonderful photograph (with or without the effect) Jack!

7 Nov 2009 6:33pm

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a nice vignetting that gives a timeless at your shot , jack!

7 Nov 2009 6:47pm

@marc battault: Merci, Marc.

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull old "painting"

7 Nov 2009 7:18pm

@Veronelle: Merci.

oncho from granada, Spain

El paso del tiempo.....buena, perece tan fragil

7 Nov 2009 8:48pm

@oncho: Gracias.

Antoine from BOURGES, France

Beautiful black and white. Have a good day. Antoine.

7 Nov 2009 9:43pm

@Antoine: Merci

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I love the barn and the fence all in wood.
I think That Aminus3 tries to put every members on the spotlight and it should be a difficult task. Vfxy is a great site but I don't have time anymore to go there, I just have a quick look on the weekly themes as I receive a mail each time, it remembers me that I have about 3 weeks themes to check :)

8 Nov 2009 1:48am

@akarui: Thank you.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, great processing on this shot, Jack!

8 Nov 2009 2:34am

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.

Michael from Deer Park, United States

very scenic. amazing.

8 Nov 2009 3:05am

@Michael: Thanks, Michael.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Great photo and processing!!

8 Nov 2009 3:52am

@PD: Thank you.

photolife from Thiersee, Austria

I love the photo!
The old

8 Nov 2009 8:55am

@photolife: Thank you.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Comnposition etc is all very well but I truly love the processing here - it´s most adequate!

8 Nov 2009 12:01pm

Twinklestamper from Oklahoma, United States

Love this....seems as though there should be a mule in the image somewhere!!

8 Nov 2009 12:49pm

@Twinklestamper: All looks to have been long ago abandoned.

Anastasiya from Kiev, Ukraine

what a treaure to find! Love the way it fits in under the hills!

8 Nov 2009 4:59pm

@Anastasiya: Thank you; I agree on the find.

Irene from L C, France

Wonderful picture ! I love the effect of your processing

8 Nov 2009 5:18pm

@Irene: Merci.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


8 Nov 2009 9:50pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

starCosmosBleu from bedford.Qc, Canada

I love old barns and here with the choice of b&w and the process you used its a stunner...wonderful ....

9 Nov 2009 9:48am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I like the tonality, the presentation and the general effect of old times!

9 Nov 2009 12:50pm

@Japanalia: Thank you.

Tammy Warren-Cricket from United States

My kind of place!

9 Nov 2009 4:18pm

JOEMULLIGAN from micaville, nc, United States

Beautiful image, Jack.

9 Nov 2009 6:50pm

@JOEMULLIGAN: Thanks, Joe. I love old barns.

Bill from Pacific Northwest, United States

Love you use of vignetting on this image--it is so appropriate to the subject. Love the B&W.

10 Nov 2009 7:10pm

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

A particular feeling in my heart when I see this photography...

23 Nov 2009 4:49am

@Annie Viguié: Merci.