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I went on a shoot recently with Kasey Cline up around the Lakewood/Golden/Morrison areas of Colorado.

This was taken in Golden, CO, where they have a small walk of sorts with old buildings.

This is, obviously, a red barn. The backside of it, as the sun was not cooperative, but I feel that it has life to it. It was extremely gorgeous.

Believe it or not, this is an HDR image.
I took one photo, created 2 copies in Aperture; lightened one and darkened the other, and then opened in Photomatix Pro 4.
Merged and then did some very slight manipulations to bring the colors more to life.
Opened then into PS5 and sharpened and resized.

Taken with a Canon 5D MkII and Sigma 12-24 Wide Angle Lens @ 24mm


wide angle, red, barn, golden, colorado, hdr, old, building, country


  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillover 3 years ago

    I was really sad to let my Sigma 10-20mm go when I got the 5D Mark II, then really excited when I learnt about the new 12-24 for full frames. This is the first photograph I have seen taken with the new lens. I can’t see any distortion, vignetting or drop-off. How are you finding it?

  • So far it’s been awesome.
    I’ll send you a bubblemail here in a couple minutes (or sometime early tomorrow) with more details.
    There is a little vignette, but I cleaned it up in post.

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 3 years ago

    It makes a beautiful country picture. Luckily, we have had a mild winter.

  • Thanks Lori!
    Yes, we have had a fairly mild winter. Today was beautiful down here!
    This was taken last Wednesday.

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineover 3 years ago

    Looks like you got an awesome shot of this lil red barn and that lens rocks. Am a bit jealous….just a bit! Well done my Biffle!

  • Thanks!
    It came out pretty well. Well, came out really well compared to the original image. Gotta love post!!
    I want to see some of your shots!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineover 3 years ago

    I know I am such a slacker. I haven’t even looked yet! Bryson is still WAY sick and we are heading back to the doc tomorrow. Just been a crazy few days! Maybe tomorrow night!

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thanks very much, Clive!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • cfortunetruth
    cfortunetruthover 3 years ago

    Stunning! Vivid and very crisp work, this ones a big fav!

  • Thanks! Nothing great about it, but all the average adds up after awhile, Lol!

    Thank you for the comment and favorite!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • zumi
    zumiover 3 years ago

    beautiful. thanks for your visit and comment.

  • No, thank you for your visit and comment! Take care!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 3 years ago

    very nice

  • Thank you!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 3 years ago

    This a a beauty. Well done.

  • Thank you so much, Barb!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • TimeSnatcher
    TimeSnatcherover 3 years ago

    Its a beautiful shot Jonathan. The color and light are beautiful, and I really like the diagonal POV
    taking us right into the image. Great work!

  • Thank you so much! That is a wonderful comment!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

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