This photo was taken on Thursday night around 7:30 p.m. Billy occasionally works at the Thaler dairy farm; on Thursday evening he helped unload freshly baled hay into the old barn.
The two "lights" behind Billy are the result of the evening sun coming through small ventilation windows on the opposite wall of the old stone barn. (According to Jerry Thaler, the barn was built in the late 1700s by Hessians who settled in the region after the Revolutionary War. The barn is full of fascinating details -- I'll work on photographing some of them over the summer.)
Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm, ISO 3200, f/2.8, shutter 1/125s. Curves adjustments, color balancing.
Thank you for visiting Durham Township!
you have such a gift when it comes to environmental portraiture such as this
Many of your pictures are beautiful, but there's a lot of beautiful landscape-photos out there.
Where you really seem to have exceptional talent is in these kinds of portraits of ordinary people in their ordinary surroundings. They are marvellous, not just this single one, you'd done several dozen stunning ones on the blog alone (and I'm sure, many more that never made it onto the blog)