A Barn at Dawn

Followers of this blog will know that I am often out during the early morning hours chasing a sunrise or that magical light that is short-lived. It is those times of sunrise or sunset that transform what appear to be ordinary scenes into interesting images. The image below shows a weathered barn that I have driven past many times and one that I envisioned as a nice scene if framed and extracted from it's cluttered surroundings. I think many photographers often see things that they just know they will someday create an image from, when the timing is right.

A Barn at Dawn
A Barn at Dawn

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As I sat up for this shot a small fox crossed the frame before I was ready. It sure would have been nice to have included the reddish brown creature. Having missed that opportunity I was happy to capture the morning light as originally planned. :-)

Processing 

The image was completely processed within Lightroom 4 by simply adjusting the sliders in the develop module's "Basic" panel. I wanted to capture that daybreak moment so some areas of the image are intentionally left darker that others.

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