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Above the Pond

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 24 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Old barns are wonderful. This probably is what Bill was shooting two days ago.

WRONG COLOR PROFILES BEING APPLIED - I finally realized that the wrong color profiles has been being applied in Am3 for my photographs. Please take a look at yesterday's shot to see the way it really looked.

NIKON D300 1/200 second F/6.3 ISO 400 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This has such fantastic complimentary colors! Brilliant red!! I like the sharpness of this also!

24 Jan 2010 6:05am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott. It was a fun day.

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

excellent !
i like the colors

24 Jan 2010 6:12am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Wonderful colors ,a beautiful photo !

24 Jan 2010 6:19am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fabulous colors Jack, beautifully sharp to ~~ the red really stands out against all that green

24 Jan 2010 7:11am

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

The green color of the foam of the roof calls back the green of the meadow! And this red is fantastic ! Sublimate!

24 Jan 2010 7:32am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

les couleurs sont très "hot"

24 Jan 2010 7:32am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

I feel like watching a landscape of Norway and these homes typically so colorful! Even if the record is not what you want! The result is superb!

24 Jan 2010 7:33am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

wow ! beautiful colors here ! I like so much !

24 Jan 2010 7:40am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Great shot. Beautiful colors and a good composition. I like it!

24 Jan 2010 7:52am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This is much different from yesterday's. I like both.

24 Jan 2010 8:04am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Ah, that 'barn' red and the green together...can't miss with that combo.

24 Jan 2010 8:08am

kerfendal from Paris, France

green grass, green roof, wonderful barn!

24 Jan 2010 9:24am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A superb duo. Two complementary colors combined beautifully
and an elegant beauty! A composition that fills the entire frame like that I like. The gaze can travel freely but will not let go! Nice work Jack! Kisses Adela

24 Jan 2010 10:01am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars!!!!!

24 Jan 2010 10:09am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Nice old barn, great colors. Excellent shot.

24 Jan 2010 10:10am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Lovely colours, lines and use of thirds (or perhaps quarters in this case) A really classic shot!

24 Jan 2010 11:31am

STEED from Gueret, France

Hey !!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice Coloured construction...

24 Jan 2010 12:48pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Old barns are good, and old red barns are even better!!! Wonderful catch that moss covered roof......feeling any better???

24 Jan 2010 1:33pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

gorgeous colors!! a wonderful structure and I love the 'green roof' :)

24 Jan 2010 2:38pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

One of the most beautiful red barns I've seen. From an architectual view point it has real design. I like the roof gables, they appear to be functional for ventilation.
The moss growth on the roof adds to the charm. You captured a beautiful setting of colors and textures of the landscape.
I am wonderfing if the water was cropped showing less would benefit the image. I love the title with this so keeping some of the water would relate to it.

24 Jan 2010 2:55pm

@Barbara: Cropped a bunch of the pond to make the barn larger.

Frances Berry from Athens, GA, United States

Wow, that is beautiful. I really love the colors.

24 Jan 2010 3:15pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

the light is fantastic.

24 Jan 2010 3:25pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautifully clear shot with great colors and lovely reflection captured !

24 Jan 2010 3:56pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle composition, superbes couleurs!

24 Jan 2010 4:17pm

Florence from Paris, France

THis old red barn has an exquisite sense of elegance. Her hat has exactly the same color that the ground. Quel chic ! ;-)

24 Jan 2010 4:52pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

beautiful color, crop...looks so peaceful, nice work Jack...seems like a good place to spread out a picnic and hang for a few hours of calm...

24 Jan 2010 4:52pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wow what a compo, outstanding Jack!

24 Jan 2010 5:12pm

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

love all the colours, andgorgeous scene

24 Jan 2010 6:16pm

Kenny Couch from Spring, United States

Great shot, wonderful colors.

24 Jan 2010 6:21pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

very nice old house, vivid colours

24 Jan 2010 6:23pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Jack, I hope you will forgive a foolish Englishman here, but what do you mean about the colour profiles being incorrect on AM3? I am intrigued.

24 Jan 2010 6:28pm

@SOUL AFLAME: There are three primary Color Profiles in use these days. sRGB, which has the smallest gamut, is most often used for email and the Web; it also is used by many home and commercial printers. AdobeRGB, a larger gamut, that is often used for Photoshop, and by some printers. And, ProPhotoRGB, which has the largest gamut, and is the default of Lightroom. I use ProPhotoRGB, but when it is sent to my blog, it is an sRGB profile. To be honest, I can't tell much difference in the colors. The sRGB profiles used for emails and the Web look very much like my ProPhoto profile. If I check the box for Preserve Metadata and Color Profiles, everything looks the same to me. However, if I leave the box unchecked, I end up with over-saturated colors. As to what Am3 does, I don't have a clue. I just know that if I want to have my colors look like they do for Photoshop, Lightroom and emails, I need to check that box.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Old bars are one of my favorite subjects (though I have yet to capture a good one. I pass most of them as I'm speedinng down an interstate). This is absolutely fantastic...I love everything about it!

24 Jan 2010 6:54pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

LOVE old barns! Love the colours in this!!!

I'm back..


24 Jan 2010 7:26pm

@amy: Am so glad you are back!! I've really missed your work, but have especially missed you.

LauraS from Chico, United States

I'm surprised you composed this as a vertical shot. I want to see MORE.

24 Jan 2010 7:39pm

@LauraS: More what??

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

wonderful barn, great colors

24 Jan 2010 7:39pm

tataray from France

Magnifique de couleurs, toit et prairie sublimes.
Joli reflet dans l'eau. Extra.

24 Jan 2010 7:59pm

Marianne Be. from France

Very nice old house, love the colours, and the light of your picture !!!
it's just a present for us, thanks for this, John !

24 Jan 2010 9:02pm

don from Spokane, United States

I like how the color of the roof picks up the grass color so well. The composition works out well with the three part image. Very nicely done.

24 Jan 2010 9:11pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I love your wonderful colors, and I love barns- so this is a doubly beautiful image!

24 Jan 2010 9:39pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

fantastic and dynamic color ,jack !
friendships !

24 Jan 2010 9:46pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

That is a lively study in greens and red ........ I like it!

24 Jan 2010 10:15pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Wonderful layers, water, grass, hedge, barn and your colors are vivid as well. I think all barns should be red and white.

24 Jan 2010 10:25pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

fantastica composición y color, saludos!

25 Jan 2010 1:01am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I so agree about old barns, and this one is perfect.

25 Jan 2010 1:45am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The old red barn is beautiful!

25 Jan 2010 3:14am

Susan from Sausalito, United States here are tones...wonderful color and calm.

25 Jan 2010 3:29am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Thanks for the clarification Jack, as you've answered a few of my queries there. Often when I post an image, it just does not seem as sharp, nor correctly coloured as it appears on my screen and in my own files, and tone and contrast can be vastly altered. I always shoot with the Adobe sRGB selected as it allows me to make more adjustments if necessary with my RAW files in Paintshop. I will have to try ticking that box to see if it allows my images to retain their original look.

Many thanks Sir

25 Jan 2010 5:07am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Gorgeous shot, Jack. Love the mossy roof of the red barn. Excellent details.

25 Jan 2010 7:33am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful barn and moss on the roof too. I love the colors. A peaceful place.

25 Jan 2010 8:45am

k@ from Paris, France

Oh those saturated green & red work well together, the roof is terrific (a lot of rain in this area ?)

25 Jan 2010 12:20pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great colors ! this house is so cute !

25 Jan 2010 12:59pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice comp...great barn shot..nice details....

25 Jan 2010 4:54pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

i love the color contrast. pity u didnt get much reflection

25 Jan 2010 7:18pm

@MK: When I cropped out most of the pond to get a larger view of the barn, I lost most of the reflections. Bill Laing's shot got more

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

The result is very interesting... incredible greens, (they work well in this case) and beautiful contrast with reds... a charming old barn.

25 Jan 2010 8:35pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Very beautiful! I love the greens and red! Nothing beats that colour combination in nature :)

25 Jan 2010 8:47pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Your photographs are so colour rich. They really represent bright side of this world.

26 Jan 2010 3:49am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Beautiful country barn! love the colors!

26 Jan 2010 3:58am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

I love red barns - very nice scene.

26 Jan 2010 3:29pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

What a shot - fabulous!

26 Jan 2010 4:41pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

The ground on the top!

27 Jan 2010 12:11am

Denise from Duncannon, United States

What a fantastic image, love the moss on the roof!

27 Jan 2010 12:58am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Beautiful layers of colours and a most delightdul contrast!

28 Jan 2010 7:03am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique compositin aux superbes couleurs.

31 Jan 2010 12:03am

Manola from Bassens, France

quelle photo!!!! extra ces couleurs et cette bâtisse d'une autre époque... superbe photo!!!

31 Jan 2010 11:37pm