Still Standing

I am heading back to the rural stuff I shot so prepare for some old farm buildings.  I had every intention of leaving this picture in color but like all pictures I hit the black and white convert just to see what it was looking like and I started to see the tones.  I spent a lot of time editing in color then converted to black and white and really played with the tones to bring them out.  I really like the sky and the moodiness of it and the color it casts on the trees with the shadows.  It also could be because I am sick while doing the edit so it might reflect the fact I feel like death warmed over or it could be the cold medicine talking.  Who knows.  I also went with a 16×9 crop to give it a more expansive feel as well.  Enjoy

Still Standing

The Old Farmstead

I think everyone is getting bored of some of the rural stuff so I’ll change it up tomorrow but I figured why not one more.  I saw the image in the catalog and really liked how the fence texture really shows in the foreground of the image.  The sun was really painting the entire area in golden light and it also brought out the texture of the barn wood.  For the first time ever I really did some editing in Photoshop where I normally just use it for the border and copy write along with the resize.  I’m very pleased how it came out so enjoy.

The Old Farmstead

Ramshackle

This was the first image shot in the images I have been showing the last few days.  I drove past it and pulled off the road and had to walk a bit to get to the shot.  I walked past a couple of road kills, braved thorn bushes, and had my jacket stuck on a barbed wire fence.  I wasn’t sure how I wanted this image to come out so I did it in both color and in straight up sepia tones to give it an older feel.  I’ll leave it up to the viewer to see which they prefer.

Ramshackle

 

Ramshackle