Palouse Barn – Connecticut Triple Header – Barclay/Sweet/Ippolito

While the Palouse is known for its rich eye popping color,  every once in awhile B&W feels right, especially when there is an old barn in the scene.  Click on the image to see a bigger version.  Processing done with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.0  Platinum Toned.  Shot with the Fuji X-E1

A reminder for my friends in the Connecticut area.  Tony Sweet, Denise Ippolito and I will be in Hamden at the Whitney Center for a day long seminar on July 27th. There will be an optional 1/2 day workshop at Bannerman Castle the following day.  We hope you can join us for one or both of these events.  Details can be found here.  Its going to be a fun filled weekend!

This entry was posted in B&W, Fuji X-E1, Palouse, Workshop.


  1. Karl June 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    Great contrast with the bright “Barclay” clouds and the black sky. I also like how you toned down the bottom corners to make the barn pop out.

    • john8276 June 24, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

      Good eye Karl. The corners were actually darker naturally, but I did tone them down just a bit more hoping to draw your eye to the barn.

  2. jacky June 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    Great composition and very good idea toning down the corners

  3. Josh June 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm #


  4. Bruce Sorrell June 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    John, this one is simply perfect! Between the range of tones, the utter clarity (no pun) imparted by the razor sharp details, and a composition that doesn’t feel overly composed. BZ! John Steinbeck would have been inspired by your shot. 🙂 Slainte!

    • john8276 June 24, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

      Why thank you Mr. Sorrell.

  5. Nicki McManus June 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    This is just wonderful. I love the way it pops in the b&w. Did you use Clarity on the post process?

    • john8276 June 24, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

      Topaz Clarity is used for almost every image I work on now. So yes, for this one. Oh and B&W processing in Nik this time.

  6. Linda Russo June 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Stunning B&W. Excellent choice-:)

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