Wine Country Barn

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Wine Country Barn

Barbara and I were in Healdsburg last week and, while she shopped for fabric for her next quilting project, I decided to head towards the wine country with my camera.  I drove out north and east on Alexander Valley Road and I came across this neat old barn set amongst the oaks.  The late afternoon light was perfect for dappling the hillside with filtered light and letting the barn’s red color really stand out.  I confessed many times to having a thing for these old barns, and I’d love to get in any that I can.  But I would have to settle for the outside of this barn.  When I got done shooting this scene I figured Barbara had amassed all the fabric she needed so it was back to Healdsburg.  And there she was just coming out of the fabric store ready for her next project.  All in all, a very good afternoon.

Equipment: Nikon D810; Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens; Induro monopod

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4 Responses to Wine Country Barn

  1. Chris says:

    Did you use a special filter to get those greens? The resolution is so crisp. Significantly cooler than hanging in the yarn shop.

    • Hi Chris…you must have been sitting at your computer when I posted this. I didn’t use any special filter (at least not on the camera) to achieve the greens in the image. The light and time of day pretty much dictated the color, although I did enhance the saturation a little in post-editing. The lens I was using is one I use often, especially when I’m not sure what I’m going to be shooting when I hit the road. It’s a really good Nikon lens…really superior glass and capable of producing tack-sharp images like this one. In camera equipment, like most things…you get what you pay for.

      Having some really wild weather here. Hope it’s better where you are.

      Take care, my friend, and thanks for your comment…as always.


  2. Nancy Carroll says:

    Hi Phil. I love old barns too. The colors in this are really eye catching. Looks like I might have to paint this 😉 So glad you are finding new subjects that catch your eye. Spring is coming. The wildflowers will be beautiful this year with all this rain. Looking forward to it! Great job!

    • Thanks, Nancy. I suspected that you’d like the barn, and the colors. I thought of you when I processed this image thinking…I bet Nancy could paint this. Anyway, I hope you do. And I can’t wait for the wildflowers either.


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