Ideas and Imagery #16

I like pictures that behave almost as graphics.  In this photo, I deliberately underexposed the image to take the shadows down to black.  This effectively renders the barn as a shape instead of an object.

Every detail doesn't always need to be shown for a photo to be effective.  When I first started processing my images, I instinctively wanted to open up the shadows to show more detail.  I still do that in many cases, but in a scene where I want to focus on shapes or lines, making detail disappear in the shadows is a great way to generate that focus.