Single-image Sunday:   8 comments

Farm near the Ochoco Mountains, central Oregon.

Farm near the Ochoco Mountains, central Oregon.

Yesterday I finished the series of travel posts for the John Day region in Oregon.  So for today’s image, here is one of Oregon’s many great barns.  I captured this shot in the afternoon when the light was still quite harsh.  Normally I would pass it by because of the time of day.  But it pays to keep an open mind about time of day.  Here the colors were so vibrant I thought it was a worthwhile shot.

So after passing it by and thinking twice, I turned around and went for it.  I captured several angles, moving closer each time, both with and without a polarizing filter.  As often happens, I decided on the shot closest to my main subject, the barn, and selected a shot without polarizer.  Perfectly blue skies like this often end up with uneven brightness when you use a polarizer.  The wider the angle, the more uneven the color in the sky.  Please let me know what you think of the image.  Hope you all are having a great weekend!

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8 responses to “Single-image Sunday:

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  1. This is such a pretty scene.

  2. The colours really work well on that shot. It’s funny you mention turning back. Usually when I do that it turns out to be a good photo.

    • Thanks Lyle. I’ve turned back many times for good photos and found they were gone for various reasons, mostly light. But it turns out well often enough to keep me pulling U-turns.

  3. Love the abstract-like blocks of colour, glad you turned back to capture it. 🙂

  4. I like the layers of colors, but on a personal level I like my landscapes best without manmade stuff in them…. but that’s totally subjective.

  5. Nice shot and thanks for the pointer on the wide angles and polarizers.

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