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Breaking Through by Lois  Bryan

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Featured in Along The Rural Road April 28, 2010.
Featured in Welcome Pennsylvania April 25, 2010.
Featured in The Red Barn March 31, 2010.
Featured in Best from Around the Barnyard March 28, 2010.
Featured in Feminine Intent March 25, 2010.
Featured in Old Things March 24, 2010.
Featured in Live and Let Live March 23, 2010.

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This image is also available at Lois Bryan at fine art america in an exciting variety of framing and matting options.

On a quick trip up to the mountains in November of ‘09 I took the long way, going off of I-70 and onto Route 30 west toward Bedford, Pa from the Chambersburg area. Somewhere along there I discovered this amazing barn at about 10:00 am. In front and closer to the road was a neat and trim farmhouse and I’ll never forget the sight of the farmer standing on his porch, surveying the beautiful morning, coffee cup in hand. Truth to tell, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky … it was a glorious crisp fall morning. The clouds, which I snapped on a beautiful cloud day not far from my home in Montgomery County, Maryland, added a bit of interest to the shot. I’d like to dedicate this image to the Very Great BigD to whom I must credit the sunbeams.

The barn image was taken with the Nikon D300 at shutter 1/320, aperture f/6.3, exp. -0.33, iso 250, pattern metering. The clouds were taken with the Nikon D300, shutter 1/160, f/13.0, exp. 0.00, iso 200, pattern metering.

Post work … extensive. There are so many versions of this thing in my computer with so many different sky-scapes … what a relief it will be to shove them all over to the external hard-drive finally, lol!!!! I’ve been tinkering with this one for quite a while … so name it, and I probably did it. Among other things, there’s Photomatix hdr in there from a single image, duplicated in Photoshop to evals of + / -2; there’s a gradient, a sepia, and a motion blur layer, at some point it got stuck in CapNx2 for sharpening … and … stuff.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago

    This is an awesome capture Lois, fantastic sunburst in the clouds. Don.

  • Hey Don!!!!! Thank you, thank you!!! I’m so relieved to finally get it out of my computer and posted here … so happy you liked it!!! YAY!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lisawv
    Lisawvalmost 5 years ago

    What a great old barn. Stunning image and the sky is just gorgeous. Great work.

  • Hi Lisa!!!! Thank you!!!!! Glad you approve of the sky … I had so many different ones stuck in there … it was tough to choose!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulalmost 5 years ago

    WOW Just Stunning Hon! So very talented!!

  • Hiiiii Vonne!!!!!!! Thank you sooo much, sweetie!!!! I do love barn images, lol!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...almost 5 years ago

    fantastic work Lois. The beams of light coming through the clouds are icing on the cake

  • Hi Dave!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful post-processing Lois and so worth all that effort, fantastic work …

  • Aww, bless your heart Tom … it’s no castle or magic tower (wish it were, lol) … but I still love our barns!!! Glad you enjoyed it!!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • TWindDancer
    TWindDanceralmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful! Really like the color tones!

  • Thank you very, very much!!!! I really struggled with the sepia and cool tones in this one … I’m normally way out there with bright colors … so happy you think this worked!!! I really appreciate your thoughts!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Maxal
    Maxalalmost 5 years ago

    Great country shot!

  • Hello, hello Irene!!!!! Thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...almost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous image, Lois! Brilliant ps work! Well done!

  • Hi Daniel … thank you so much!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantalmost 5 years ago

    Wow!!!!! young Lois, you really worked on this to make a great creative shot,
    beautiful finished image,

  • Hello, dearest Malcolm!!!!! Thank you!!!! It was a lot of fun … and a great learning experience … PS is SUCH a fun toy, lol!!!!! Glad you enjoyed it!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 5 years ago

    wonderful image

  • Hi Tina!!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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