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Old Feb 23, 2004, 6:32 PM   #1
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Default Beautiful Barn :)

i guess this goes here....wasn't sure between this and Landscape.......my grandfather saw and took a picture of this barn last year.....so after a dusting during a trip to PA.....we went again so i could take one......
well......in another thread (entitled "Equipment (How Much)?")
someone posted a link to an article a photographer wrote......and from reading that (it was about adding human stuff into pictures: roads, buildings, tents, people.....)
so i took this with the road in it instead of just zooming in to the building.....
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Shutter Speed 1/250
Arperture F8.0
Auto white balance (doesn't make me look professional )

well......enjoy
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Old Feb 23, 2004, 7:05 PM   #2
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I like it. Well composed and you handled the exposure well. Auto white balance works well in many situations. I use it exclusively (although since I shoot in RAW it's a moot point! LOL).
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Old Feb 23, 2004, 7:26 PM   #3
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lol that is true.....i can even do that with my little RAW converter lol

i can't seem to get the verticals right........i can't seem to see it enough to get it straight lol
any ideas?
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i can't seem to get the verticals right........i can't seem to see it enough to get it straight lol
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If you have Photoshop, you can use guide lines to set your verticals and horizontals. Select the image and rotate to get your horizon where you want it, then use free transform to tweak the verticals into position. Try it, it's not as hard as it sounds.
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Old Feb 23, 2004, 8:12 PM   #5
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well i was using the guidlines........but the upper corner of the barn is dark and i can't really see where the actually edge is lol
and the left side of the barn is different that the right side......kinda wierd....looks like time to use distort or skew lol
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 12:07 AM   #6
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Vito,

I'm not convinced you need to straighten the verticals looks good to me as is.
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 5:36 PM   #7
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I agree with Selvin. That's an old barn and it's supposed to be at a slant. That's part of its charm. You did really well.
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As far as leveling a picture goes, there's a quick and foolproof way to do it in photoshop.

If you hold down on the eyedropper tool you should be able to select the measure tool. Now, drag a line across whatever you want to be horizontal (or vertical depending on what you select) and go to Image > Rotate Canvas > Arbitrary. The correct value will already be in the degree field.

Hit ok, and voila! You're done.

Not sure if you knew this already or not, so I thought I'd throw it out there.
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there's a quick and foolproof way to do it in photoshop
No matter how much I think I know about Photoshop, there's always more to learn. After years of using the program, I never knew about this! Thank you.
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 6:12 PM   #10
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Hi Vito!
Great pic. Mind if I ask were that barn is in PA? It reminds me of a barn near my grandparents house when they lived in Concordville Pa. The photo brought back a ton of childhood memories for me. Thanks for the pic Vito. It brought back some happy memories in an otherwise crappy month!
Oh yeah, I'm from NJ also. Cinnaminson to be exact.

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