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Old Jun 5, 2007, 6:12 AM   #1
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A barn taken in the town I work in. The records state this was built in 1900, although it looks older to me.
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Old Jun 5, 2007, 9:03 AM   #2
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I like this one, NHM! You guys in the East have a real advantage for this challenge....I have to go to Mexico to find old stuff! :lol:
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Old Jun 5, 2007, 8:35 PM   #3
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Thanks, Kita. I wish it was a little clearer.

Yep. I grew up in California, all over the state, but there are definitely many more and much older buildings here in New England. I'm sure there'll be a challenge I wish I was home again.
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Old Jun 5, 2007, 10:41 PM   #4
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Nice shot but the big tree branch bothers me. As a framing element, it doesn't seem to work very well. I can see that you were trying to get the barn, the stone wall, and the tree into the composition. If you moved in (not zoom in) to a point where the top of the wall is visible at the bottom, the tree branch would be higher in the frame and more of the barn would show. Zooming in rather than moving in will not correct the problem because zooming doesn't change perspective.

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Old Jun 6, 2007, 6:50 AM   #5
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Thanks, Cal. I don't remember why I couldn't get closer. I did think of stooping down to get the branch higher in the shot and shoot upwards, but my knees don't allow that any more. :-)
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You could try holding the camera down at your waist. You would be shooting blind but you could click off several shots pointing at slightly different angles (up/down) and you should get a good one.

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Good idea, Cal. I'll have to remember that.
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It looked like a lovely day for a walk with your camera in New Hampshire that day. Love the old barn.
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Old Jun 6, 2007, 10:43 PM   #9
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Thanks, vsch1. I may go back tomorrow and see if I can improve the shot taking Cal's recommendations into consideration since the challenge has been extended. The weather should be nice again.
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