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In the middle of new housing development.
In the middle of new housing development.
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Challenge: Abandoned Buildings II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Beaverton OR
Date: Jan 14, 2008
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2008

I was driving to meet a friend for lunch when I noticed this old barn in the middle of a new housing development. Went back the next day to take a few shots.

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Place: 106 out of 257
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Views during voting: 343
Votes: 254
Comments: 7
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01/26/2008 11:07:12 AM
Thanks for all the comments and tips everyone. I don't live close enough to the barn to watch for owls and it's not on my regular daily commute. I think I may go back and shoot from the back of the barn and take some rain pants. Everything is so wet around these parts... I wanted to get lower but didn't want to be a muddy mess either. :)
01/23/2008 06:15:28 PM
I think you did a nice job to get the subject off center and to control the rather difficult to deal with grey sky. As Sonifo commented, taking a lower angle may add a bit more drama to the shot. Also, the barn itself comes off as rather dark, maybe trying to photograph it in the early morning or early evening when the light is softer may help pull out the textures and soften the sky.

This barn sure needs some more investigation on your part! I think you could find about 10 entries out of that one barn. I could imagine that there are lots of cool bits that could be taken in macro - rust and decay sure show up great in close ups.
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01/23/2008 06:03:02 PM
Now that is a one cool old barn. Have you seen any owls hanging around it?

I would say that the angle isn't to bad, but to make it more dramatic get a bit lower to the ground as to be sneaking up on it and giving the barn more power in the image. Using curves or contrast would really make the textures stand out too. Oh..most don't like a subject centered in the shot but to me..sometimes is ok and I think this time would be ok as long as it is shot from a lower angle.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2008 10:47:34 AM
amazing how this barn is still standing, look at the bow in the walls, 8
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01/18/2008 09:08:00 AM
Too dark for my taste.
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01/17/2008 07:53:43 PM
See lots of these around
01/16/2008 10:00:50 AM
The greenish tone ruins it for me, and it may just be the slope of the ground, but I feel like the whole picture is tipping to the left.
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