“Break Away” – Landscape Image
I obtained permission to photograph this beautiful old barn as the summer sun slowly set behind it. The farmer planted wheat around the barn and it was nearly ready to harvest. The wheat grass was nearly up to my neck! The wheat was so thick that I had difficulty keeping the tripod planted on the ground and the camera still.
I photographed the barn and sky two stops over/under and later manually combined them in Photoshop as a composite. This allowed me to include the entire dynamic range of the scene including the delicate highlights in the bright sky and the intricate details in the dark rustic wood.
Capture Date: June 11, 2009
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Exposure: f/22 at 1/10 second, ISO 50
Location: Snohomish County, Washington
Processing: Processing in Photoshop CS4