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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 8 November 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

This is the last shot of the first day of the Sumpter trip.

NIKON D700 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 200 80 mm (35mm equiv.)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good series. I like very much these old american barns :)
Thanks for your comment.

8 Nov 2009 6:15am

@Paco Díaz: Gracias.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Delighted to find your pictures also! I particularly like this series of N / B with these buildings see very old! it seems that this light that frames the image prevents the building to disintegrate! it's magic to watch!

8 Nov 2009 6:39am

@Mathilde Collot: Merci, dear Mathilde. As I approach 74 later this month, I feel a special connection with old, dilapidated buildings and corrals; they especially help me to realize that there is a special kind of beauty in old age.

PATRICK from miramas, France

very nice shot and b&w

8 Nov 2009 6:51am

@PATRICK: Merci.

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Where abouts in Oregon is this. I guess I could just google Sumpter. We travelled down the Oregon Coast two Autumns ago and the scenery is beyond beautiful. This is another wonderful shot in your b&w processing.

8 Nov 2009 6:56am

@Marion: I've written four responses, and each time they have gotten lost in cyberspace. We've been near Fossil, Oregon, (please Google it; I'm worn out). The Sumpter part itself doesn't begin until November 16. Sumpter is north of Baker City in the foothills of the Elkhorn Mountains (again, please Google it).

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful B&W!!! Great processing. I like the composition and lighting.

8 Nov 2009 7:24am

@Anina: Thanks, Anina.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Beautiful b/w

8 Nov 2009 9:22am

Mhélène from Paris, France

very beautiful ! And a superb frame !

8 Nov 2009 9:22am

@Mhélène: Merci.

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe ce n&b

8 Nov 2009 9:45am

@rem_la: Merci.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice B&W

8 Nov 2009 10:09am

@Calusarus: Merci.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

A perfectly composed and processed shot for the setting..everything really stands out. Very good. And you are right ..there is a lot of beauty with age!

8 Nov 2009 11:39am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

A really beautiful photo, and a wonderful series.

8 Nov 2009 11:55am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty.

Twinklestamper from Oklahoma, United States

Oh I like this....chaotic, yes...and the b/w is nice.

8 Nov 2009 12:48pm

@Twinklestamper: Thanks.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I really like this partner shot for your barn - perfect in mono, Jack.

PS: Fiona would love to set up her tent in an area like this. :D

8 Nov 2009 1:15pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

Veronelle from Lens, France

nice bw corral ! i like the contrasts and ambiance "old western"

8 Nov 2009 2:13pm

@Veronelle: Merci.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Nice shot and framing . I prefer tones from yesterday's picture for these type of shots !

8 Nov 2009 2:19pm

@MARIANA: Merci. I, too, am partial to the antique effect for these kinds of shots.

don from spokane, United States

The has-seen-better-days corral makes a fine subject. I like your processing which produced light grasses and nice highlights on the trees. The wide range of tones shows excellent shooting and processing!

8 Nov 2009 2:52pm

@don: Thanks, Don. I love this kind of subject matter.

zOOm from Paris, France

Timeless shot and your border adds a lot ! A strong and contrasted black and white post processing.

8 Nov 2009 3:51pm

@zOOm: Merci, Florence.

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Beautiful b&w

8 Nov 2009 4:12pm

@laur: Merci.

Yvon from Orleans, France

terrefic shot, Jack

8 Nov 2009 4:20pm

@Yvon: Merci.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle image NB!

8 Nov 2009 4:33pm

@mo.langel: Merci.

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Thank you for your bit of info regarding LR-2. I went to a workshop last night on organizing and setting up the library. I will likely upgrade to LR-3.

Now as for today's post, again, beautiful collection. I really love how you have presented this image with the border.

8 Nov 2009 4:41pm

@Macrobaby: Buying LR2 when you did, you might be able to upgrade to LR 3 for free when it becomes operational. In any case, the beta version is free for everyone now. I like it so much that I will pay whatever it costs. Thanks for your comment on my photograph.

Irene from L C, France

Very good B&W and presentation of this one !

8 Nov 2009 5:21pm

@Irene: Merci.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Great old place. So nostalgic...

8 Nov 2009 6:43pm

@willow: Yes, a great old place.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I love that.

8 Nov 2009 6:47pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you.

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a superb shot.

8 Nov 2009 7:41pm

@B.Held: Thank you.

Michael from Deer Park, United States

great shot

8 Nov 2009 8:31pm

@Michael: Thanks, Michael.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice composition and perfect contrasted B&W

8 Nov 2009 8:42pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci, Evelyne.

Marianne B. from Toulouse, France

Love your light and composition, very nice B&W !!

8 Nov 2009 8:50pm

@Marianne B.: Merci. The colors these days are matching your hair!!

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Beautiful Love the B&W

8 Nov 2009 9:04pm

@jamesy: Thanks, Debbie. It seems to demand monochrome.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful composition and BW ! I love the timeless and melancholy mood !

8 Nov 2009 9:29pm

@Anna.C: Merci, Anna. And thank you for all of your kind comments on my recent photographs.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The tones in the boards there are so nice. This is just one great shot.

8 Nov 2009 9:51pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks; it was a terrific subject.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Well done Jack........that silver efex is on my list of next software purchases!!!

8 Nov 2009 10:34pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan. Always look for sales; one rarely needs to pay list price.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

i've got a wonderful software connection, silver efex pro for about 7 euros......not bad, eh?

8 Nov 2009 10:52pm

@Susan: Snap it up.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Beautiful subject and composition. This old corall looks like it wont stand much longer

8 Nov 2009 11:40pm

@PD: Thanks. Probably not.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

There is more a sense of confusion here with those fences.

9 Nov 2009 12:31am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

it's hard to tame wilderness
with wooden fencing.
nicely done.

9 Nov 2009 1:35am

@Seraphine: Very good, Seraphine. PS - would love to have you join Am3.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Another cool B&W.

9 Nov 2009 4:08am

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Looks like everything is still standing. like the parallel with the pine trees. Nature looks on another kind of nature.

9 Nov 2009 4:27am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful BW

9 Nov 2009 5:45am

starCosmosBleu from bedford.Qc, Canada

And also like old fences...they always have a charm...lovely ...

9 Nov 2009 9:49am

Tammy Warren-Cricket from United States

A blissful collection of images you have shared with us.

9 Nov 2009 4:18pm

Bill from Pacific Northwest, United States

Lovely, timeless image. Well done, Jack.

10 Nov 2009 7:08pm