Wheat, Barn, Birds on a Wire

Photograph info: The winter that never was is over! Unusually warm temperatures have turned things prematurely green, but I'm not complaining.

Camera settings and post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens at 70mm, f/14, 1/320s, ISO 160. Converted to LAB color, basic curves adjustment for contrast.

Thank you for visiting Durham Township!



The snow white barn roof, the hazy blue sky,
Perched on the wire, birds resting from the fly.
How quickly has this rural farm scene
Changed from Winter brown to vivid Spring green.

Posted by jph on March 21, 2012 11:21 AM

I fully acknowledge that this comment is my "imposing" my view on your vision, which really is not my intent. So merely as a comment... It is lovely photo as is, with strong graphic elements (rows in ground, birds on wire) which are enhanced if some/most of the sky is cropped. To my eye, the "condensed" version gives the same feel of the scene w/ less distraction.

Posted by marty golin on March 21, 2012 1:01 PM

Yahoo! I love the whole thing. Like a visual shot of amphetamines at the close of winter. Like a painting. (again:)

As for the crop comment above by marty golin, I often shoot similar subjects both ways and make the emphasis decision later. Totally subjective, both are correct, but I most often opt for huge sky.

Posted by david tinnon on March 21, 2012 4:48 PM

Wonderful image here. Love the lines and the nice green.

Came to your site from Google, was looking for PN photography as I am taking a trip there the first of April. Scouted the web and found you :)

Posted by A.Barlow on March 21, 2012 6:48 PM

Great shot, Kathleen. It brings back many memories.

Posted by Earl on March 21, 2012 7:58 PM
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