Winter Countryside Barn

Winter Countryside Barn, originally uploaded by tomkellyphoto.

This has been a favorite barn of mine for a few years, located near the tiny village of Peoa about 15 minutes east of Park City. But as many times as I’ve driven by on photo tours of the Kamas Valley, this is the first time the light presented such a wonderful opportunity.

Grandaughter Hannah and I were on a photo drive a couple days before Christmas. She was attracted to the menagerie of buffalo, horses and llamas (or alpacas). I was attracted by the wonderful light on the barn and the texture of the new-fallen snow – plus Lewis Peak in the background.

There was reasonably even light, but it still somehow begged for an HDR opportunity. So I produced a five-shot (one stop per shot) HDR that worked well to fill in some of the lighting imbalance and create a fantastic winter scene.

The shot was mid-afternoon, maybe two hours or less to sunset. It was photographed with my Nikon D-300 with the Nikkor 70-300 zoom on a tripod.

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