The Red Barn

Posted by Betsy Barron (Philadelphia, PA, United States) on 14 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Just back from a glorious weekend of photography with friends at Ed Heaton's Workshop at Pine Creek Gorge (aka The 'Grand Canyon' of Pennsylvania)

I learned a lot and made some terrific Fall images as it is peak color in the Allegheny mountains! To boot, the weather was perfection, as was the company! Thanks guys!

ps. I'm thinking of cropping out some sky to make this a stronger composition... what do you think??

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Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Wow, it's glorious, geesh, I've been missing this! ;)

14 Oct 2008 8:45am

zOOm from Paris, France

Nice landscape photography... and I found it well balanced between ground and sky...

14 Oct 2008 10:51am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

The depth is great, I really like the bales in front. I would crop a 1/5 at the top, to just below the white of the clouds. I think this brings the eye right to the barn, much stronger image.

14 Oct 2008 1:37pm

gene from patterson, United States

fantastic depth of field

14 Oct 2008 4:18pm

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

Nice rural landscape, like the FG.
Reagarding one of my last upload, it was 30sec exposure

14 Oct 2008 6:30pm

Y.M. from Linwood, NJ, United States

It's stunning and I think cropping a little of the sky changes the whole focus and gives the photo more depth of field. Oh how I wish I knew what I was talking about -- but I will soon. Love you,

15 Oct 2008 12:21am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

It's good as is. But to crop out sky would be to emphasize the hay bales in the foreground, which I think would definitely strengthen the interest level in this shot as we gaze deeper toward the red barn.

15 Oct 2008 2:45am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

It's a beautifully framed shot with the hay rolls in the foreground. A crop might not be a bad idea, but it is still a great image as is.

15 Oct 2008 3:46am

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

Ask yourself that famous question: "what is my subject?" The sky doesn't add anything to the composition, so off with its head! Doing so would emphasize the hay bales and the barn, which is a really cool composition. I would also crank up the saturation to emphasize the fall colors and that barn. Sounds like you guys had a very productive workshop with great weather and peak colors. Of course, I'm envious as hell.

15 Oct 2008 10:14am

Betsy Barron from Glenmoore, United States

Thanks everyone for your ideas!! OFF WITH IT
S HEAD then! See tomorrow's post!! :)

15 Oct 2008 12:09pm

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I'm agree, If you crop the sky I think will be better. also you can increase the contrast. totaly nice shot.

15 Oct 2008 1:15pm

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

I love the glorious blue sky, as it complements the riotous colour of autumn below.

15 Oct 2008 10:23pm


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