Hi everyone. I have been working on a series of architectural shots featuring abandoned buildings, barns, and other structures. I wrote a small blog post about this which you can see here. Many of these old buildings are located in and around the area I live and have provided hours of photographic enjoyment. The 340 Barn is located along Highway 340, hence my title, at the apex of a fairly tight curve. As picturesque as the old barn is, it is a difficult shot, as even with a very wide lens, you are literally framing with part of the tripod in the road. It can be both a morning and evening shot but I have found over years of passing this barn that the morning, with the right light and clouds is more dramatic.
On a very early Sunday morning, with a cup of coffee in my hand, I watched the clouds drifting overhead in the twilight, and thought I had a potential moment for the 340 Barn. A quick 15 minute drive up the road put me at the barn and the light and composition came together nicely. As to processing I decided to cut back on saturation and vibrancy and ran the image through Nik Color Effect Pro's Dark Processing Preset. This file was blended with a normal file and then the shadows and other areas were manipulated through dodging and burning. The final file and concept came together to feature the sense of light on that early morning.
TECHNICAL: Fuji XT-2 and a Fujinon XF10-24mm R OIS at 10mm. Image exposed at ISO 200 at f11 for 1/40 of a second.