Friday 30 March 2012: Morning Light in the Cerridwen Farm Barn
Love the detail found in LARGE!
I could not wait to get over to the farm this morning. I knew the students would be doing chores between 7 - 8 AM so the barn doors would most likely be open as hay was forked into a barrow and wheeled down to the lower barn. It was and happy me, I couldn't stop clicking away at the streams of light in the old structure.
Since I will be doing photographs all spring and summer for the farm, I am taking the opportunity to do studies of the older structures and the new to get a feel of the light at different times of day and weather there too. Of course the other joy is that I get to play with the new Nik Software that I am now officially addicted to and probably will be so for the rest of my life or until the next new great thing comes round!
There is a photo of this barn's double doors in my other journal this morning. I hope you had a chance to see my white background seagull that I did not post until late yesterday. And fickle me, I changed out the pig from the other day to a barn shot that I ended up editing much later in the day and decided, because of things that Just Be and Earthdreamery have said, that I would prefer in the coming years when I look back on my journal entries to see that barn shot as opposed to the silly pig shot. Though the pig was cute, the barn shot is the first of my HDR shots that I feel I am getting the hang of not over cooking - which frankly is very fun fun fun to do!
This one with processing - I fiddled with the warm and cool aspects of this and love the streaming in light but still feel I have a ways to go at mastering just the right formulation - which of course changes photograph to photograph. These are done not with several shots but rather with layers of processing in Nik's Color Efex. Hope to be an expert one day. I am a determined learner!