Gone... and forgotten

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 3 September 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

This old barn/shed appealed to me for the nice textures in the wood. This is a scanned medium format negative that I haven't previously printed. The question was how much to boost the contrast to get a "fine print' quality, but not destroy the look of the wood. What do you think?

Luke Wiley from Spokane, United States

This worked out great. The quality of the wood looks just fine.

3 Sep 2009 5:41am

Scott from San Antonio, United States

Spot on... Don!
My preference is most always to underexpose a tad, but you've managed the black shadows, highlighted clouds and great tonality in the weathered wood... Looks great to me!

3 Sep 2009 6:17am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

i think you've nailed it, the contrast and clarity enhances the textures perfectly

3 Sep 2009 6:27am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice mode
nicly composed
well done

3 Sep 2009 7:48am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Very nice shed indeed. I want it. The B/W treatment emphasises the texture and qualities of the wood.

3 Sep 2009 10:27am

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

Oh love it, love it. Aren't those old barns great ? You captured it beautifully and crisp b&w suits so well. Great job Don.


3 Sep 2009 11:45am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Such extreme weathering. Makes a great image.

3 Sep 2009 2:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I think it's perfect! That old building will never be forgotten with this beautiful image.

3 Sep 2009 4:09pm

Gina from Portugal

Perfect shot .Very beautiful B&W.

3 Sep 2009 4:38pm

Claude from United States

Very nice textures and tones, both in the wood and the grass.

3 Sep 2009 4:47pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Wonderful conversion.

3 Sep 2009 5:01pm

beanow from Warsaw, Poland

It's perfect B&W, composition, angle and...all.

3 Sep 2009 5:03pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super BW .. I even see the silver tones here . Good capture too .

3 Sep 2009 5:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous monochrome. Superb detail.

3 Sep 2009 5:29pm

"... م.ر.گ ..." from Tehran, Iran

this is excellent

3 Sep 2009 5:46pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Don,
like everything in life !!!!!!??????? Dear greetings Christel

3 Sep 2009 6:04pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

I like it! nice tones, details

4 Sep 2009 12:39am

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

I love this Don! Look at the detail the wood has because of the black and white?! Incredible!

4 Sep 2009 2:02am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

I think you boosted the contrast perfectly. Details are still visible. Old buildings are somewhat of a passion for me.

4 Sep 2009 3:15am

Papalopoctli from D.F., Mexico

I love the texture of this picture, feeling old and splintered wood, the shadows... whole picture is excellent!!

4 Sep 2009 3:40am

One from Açores, Portugal

Very nice textures !
I really like the contrast, really well done !

4 Sep 2009 4:34am

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

I think you pretty much got it just right, details in the shadows, the wood looks great.

4 Sep 2009 7:29am

Standley from Carquefou, France

What a wonderful capture. You measured out the contrast perfectly here to keep the quality of the texture!

4 Sep 2009 7:58am

grant from kansas city, United States

i think this works well. they're interesting buildings.

5 Sep 2009 3:40am