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Last light in Cedar Grove. Focally and perspectively stacked.

Last light in Cedar Grove. Focally and perspectively stacked.
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8 Comments | Report
evergreen1116 PRO
 
evergreen1116 May 22, 2017
Lovely image with great depth of field! If this home could talk, the stories it would tell. Beautiful!
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ryanshanahan May 25, 2017
Thank you so much! Thats funny you say that bc the same thoughts were running through my head when I took it.
john_arsenault
 
john_arsenault May 27, 2017
i wish i had taken this!
Witmar
 
Witmar July 12, 2017
great picture
Mspradlin
 
Mspradlin July 17, 2017
Great idea for your composition
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Spinola October 18, 2017
Perfect
lujeanburger
 
lujeanburger February 27, 2018
Stunning portrait. Well done!
marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 14, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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TimRones February 25, 2019

Behind The Lens

Location
I was driving on the back roads of North Carolina forever searching for these 1800s barns/homes but with one with a sunset view. I had gotten lucky down this dirt road had found all these trees freshly cut and was able to see this magnificent barn with a view. I ended up in the city of Cedar Creek.
Time
This was during sunset
Lighting
I was in luck that the light had started to turn golden with enough cloud coverage to be able to get the shot I wanted.
Equipment
I had used Canon 5DS-R with a Zeiss 15'' on top of RRS 34L & BH55
Inspiration
There are so many of these really old 1800s building where ever you go in this area and they have fascinated me on the history and makes you think how life was when they were in their prime. The only problem is usually they are covered with a blanket of trees with no great light ever even reaching them. Thats what started my pursuit. On this shot I saw this big tree stump and was amazed at all the detail of this fresh cut tree had to offer and I knew I had to incorporate it into the shot somehow.
Editing
This is two photos: first one with the horizon at the top of the frame and then tilted the lens up so the edge of the tree stump was at the bottom of frame. I took these shots into Photoshop and had hand aligned them together before just brushing away the parts of the so they would blend seamlessly. There were a lot of stick clean up used in this photo and had brought the brightness down while adding some contrast to select areas using Lumenzia.
In my camera bag
For landscapes usually Canon 5DSR & 5DMIV with 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, and Zeiss 15 2.8
Feedback
I would just make sure to have your eyes pealed no matter where you are and if the lighting is right pull over and get a few shots if not make save it to your google maps or TPE app so you can find out when the best time is to go back. For me lately, I have been just finding serenity traveling the back roads and seeing all these amazing farms when the light hits it just right.

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