|edited in Nik Analog Efex and LR5|
I tend to look at my original images and try to find things that I want to draw out of the image. In many cases, working in a black and white format helps me to see the tonal ranges and textures with greater ease. In an image like this, that weathered barn wood just craves being touched. I wanted to make that the dominant feeling in the image. As I looked through the other images during this session, the details were more compelling (for the most part) but they said nothing about the emptiness of this old barn. When I came back to this shot, it had such a concise plea of emptiness. Even though this barn is still in use, the neglect is obvious. It is past its prime. I'd like to think that the finished image gives some integrity to the old barn in its last few years.
|original jpg of the barn, no editing|