Use Changing light and conditions to add interest

January Morning at Winn Barn - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

I am always looking for a different perspective of photographing familiar areas and subjects. One of my favorite barns is located on Winn Road near Weston, Oregon. This is about one hour south of the Palouse. I visit this barn at all times of the year and at various times of the day. I am rarely disappointed in the images I capture at this spot.

On a January morning, I arrived at this barn about 30 minutes before sunrise and prepared to capture the barn at sunrise. To my delight as the sun was rising a fog filled the area where the barn was situated. I took my first image which is shown at the top of this post. As I waited the light was changing as can be seen in the image below. I also liked the black and white version of this image so included it as well.

January Morning at Winn Barn 2 - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

January Morning at Winn Barn 2 b&w - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

Finally as the sun got higher in the sky the fog lifted and the barn and its clouds were very visible as seen in the final image.  As you can see, by remaining in place I was able to capture several different images with a variety of moods of the same composition.

January Morning at Winn Barn 2009 - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

I would suggest trying this procedure as you may be amazed at the image that is available with just a change of light or conditions.

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