Week 32. An old barn in the mist at sunrise.

For week 32 I was in a retro mood and at the weekend I left my zoom lenses at home and packed my smallest camera bag with with four manual focus prime lenses. Sometimes I like going back to the way I shot film for decades.

It was originally supposed to be three prime lenses, a wide angle, a normal and a telephoto like I used most of the time as a photography student. However I found a deal on a fisheye lens that was impossible to resist so it got added to the original three lenses.

Sunday morning saw me returning from the sunrise at Colpoy’s Bay to find some interesting mist over some of the fields. I ended up taking more photos of the mist over various fields than I had of the sunrise. The photo is mist around an old barn soon after sunrise and was taken with the wide angle lens.

Old barn in mist at sunrise.

Old barn and crescent moon.

Another version of the old barn taken earlier in the morning than the version I used for week 23.

I tried various compositions keeping the crescent moon in the frame. I think this is the version that works for me.

Being earlier in the morning the mosquitoes hadn’t come out in force at this point.

Crescent moon over an old barn.

Week 23. An old barn at sunrise.

Week 23 saw me on a local side road for the sunrise. At this time of year the sun rises far enough in the North East to illuminate the side of the barn nicely.

Because of the big difference in brightness between the sky and the foreground I spent some time trying different combinations of graduated neutral density filters trying to find a balance between the two.

Old barn in the spring.