The derelict remains of the dairy barn roof at Preston (Castle) School of Industry in Amador County, a reform school for boys until 1960.
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According to the biennial reports submitted to the Governor between 1900 and 1910, the dairy farm trade raised Holstein cows and produced all of the butter and nearly all of the milk needs for the reform school.
The image was taken about 15-20 minutes before sunset and I had wanted to have the final photograph in color to capture the golden light falling on the roof beams, but the somewhat light blush-colored sky just did not provide the right contrast to the beams. I worked on 3 separate images of the roof beams, but none of them had the end result I was looking for. The next option was to process in SEP2 and finally apply a light split tone to the sky.
More photographs from Preston Castle:
- Preston Castle, Shadows, Night, B&W
- Preston Castle, Lightning, Long Exposure I & II
- Preston Castle Grounds, Abandoned Mailboxes
- Preston Castle, Turkey Vultures, Desaturized Sky
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, 20mm, ISO 100, 1/50 sec, f/8
Preston Castle Grounds, Dairy Barn Roof, Split Tone. Ione, California. January 20, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.