The Rustic Barn (HDR)

© Gage Caudell

Photograph by Gage Caudell,
Location: Indiana

Date: 2011
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length:17mm (wide angle)
Aperture: f/16
ISO/Film: 100
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Tripod: Yes

Note: Gage Caudell captured this HDR photo of an old rustic barn in Indiana. Gage drove around until he found a barn with little surroundings. He then asked for permission to take photos for his personal use around the property, which the property owners granted. By getting permission to shoot on a property enables the photographer to explore the property at various angles and not be rushed to capture an image. The wide angle lens used to capture the photo gave you a greater view of the property. This composition has some depth with the fence in the foreground and distant trees in the background, allowing you to focus on the barn. Great colors and awesome capture!

Tip: This HDR photo was composed of 7 different exposures and overlaid upon each other in post-processing software (ex. Photoshop, etc.). When taking HDR photo’s, it’s not necessary to have a tripod, but it’s always helpful so you dont have to manually line up your exposures when you overlay them on one another. A great software to combine your images is Photomatix, but you can also do this in photoshop as well. Take a look at’s tutorial on HDR Photography.

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