On the way to the shoot, a funny thing happened. Actually, with the temperature and dew point nearly the same I was hunting mist, the great separator between something interesting and a ho-hum image.
That’s when this caught my eye. I took a half dozen exposures – a vertical, just the barn horizontal, etc. Time to choose the most effective would be later.
The option here is to just show the image and barn; however, to tell a story there is more information we can include.
- A bit of the sky gives a better sense of place (mountains). The furrowed newly planted garden says more about the time of year and provides some graphics (Leading lines).
- The furrowed newly planted garden says more about the time of year and provides some graphics (Leading lines).
- The tree on left in the foreground helps hold back some of the sky providing some depth of field.
- The color reddish/orange farm equipment helps provide a spark of interest. Red & Green together is usually a great combination.
- The machinery hints of a working farm, along with the newly furrowed garden.
- And of course, the mist provides a lot of sizzle. Without it, I doubt it would be used in this example unless we were doing a documentary piece and discussion of that.
This could have been shot with any camera. Like they say, “The best camera is the one we have with us.”
If anyone wishes to see the other images made on this barn, let me know.