Red Barn Detail by John Gavrilis
© 2009 John Gavrilis

    • Title: Red Barn Detail
    • Artist: John Gavrilis
    • From: Aptos, CA USA

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    • Address: 3004 Vienna Pines Ct.
      Aptos, CA 95003, USA

    Artist Statement

    While exploring the backroads of Vermont, I came upon a white house with an attached red barn. My initial composition included the entire building with a river in the foreground. I zoomed in for a closer look and studied the forms and hard lines of the architecture. I checked the camera's histogram, to make sure that the contrasty light fell within a usable range of a single exposure. I wanted to keep detail and shape in the bright areas of the snow. The personal satisfaction of making this photograph has inspired me to study subjects and forms up close, in a more abstract and intimate manner. I see a picture within a picture. Camera - Canon EOS 40D (digital) Lens - Canon EF28-135mm Exposure - F22 @ 1/7 sec. ISO 100 Filter - Circular Polarizer