Tuesday, February 10, 2009
More from the full moon photowalk with Roger. This was one of the last shots taken before darkness closed in. I wanted to catch the texture of the barn against the flat blue sky along with the small red accent of the glass ball on the lightning rod.
I like the vision of a world at rest as twilight deepens at the end of the day. My Flickr collection of twilight shots are here.
Full disclosure: I'd like to say this was SOOC (straight out of camera), but alas, no. I knew going into this shot that getting the detail in the barn would wash out the sky and getting the sky right would make the barn too dark. I exposed for the barn, then selected and darkened the sky in post processing. Before doing so, I de-selected the glass ball so it would not be darkened along with the sky. In fact, after darkening the sky, I lightened the ball a tad. Shadows in the barn were lightened and highlights darkened to bring out the texture and create a more antique looking white.
Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.