On my way home from taking pictures with my 10-stop ND filter, I saw this old barn on the side of the highway and decided that I MIGHT be able to get one more shot. And, as luck would have it, I was right. Barely. This stepping stool was hiding away in what was probably the tool shelter. That or a pig-pen. 😛 It worked out nice because the sunset was right outside the window. It was pretty cool, as you can see from the picture.
In this shot, I ran it through Photomatix. Then, I brushed in some curves adjustments, Nik’s Pro Contrast and Tonal Contrast, and finally, Midnight. It was just too bright that it didn’t really represent what I saw when I took the pictures. That, and I like to use the Midnight plugin as sort of a way to control focus on the subject of the image. I know it’s dark, but that’s they way I wanted it. As always, I would appreciate any feedback you might have: Good or bad.
Note: As is going to be the case in all future posts, I’ve included the before image as well. Please use the slider to change from before to after and let me know if you run into any problems.