Random Picture of the Week #14: These Chains Can’t Keep Me Away

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This week’s random picture is of a set of chains and a padlock I found on a drive way gate blocking the way to a beautiful but decaying two story barn.

Chains and a Padlock

Originally posted on February 23rd, 2014 on Evolutionary Designs – Photography

About the Chains and a Padlock

A few years ago I purchased a 30mm prime lens from Amazon. To test out that lens I took a mini road trip  down HWY-380 from Farmersville, Texas to Greenville, Texas.

During that trip, I came across an abandoned barn that had several entrances that were opened or the gates were half rotten except for one gate that was still on lock down. O how I love locks and chains! I couldn’t resist.

Although I never left the side of the road I did shoot some landscape and macro shots of the area.

About the Image

This image was taken just past noon on a sunny afternoon with my Sony Nex-3N with a Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN E Mount Lens, then I processed it with Adobe Lightroom to crop, straightened, and remove dust spots from the image. Then I post processed the image with Topaz Labs Clarity to add more texture, remove shadows, boost brightness, contrast, then desaturation the image.

About James

James spends most of his free time using social media and loves to teach others about design, web development, CSS, SEO, and social media. He is addicted to Wordpress, social media, and technology. You can reach him on his personal website, Evolutionary Designs Blog, Do not forget to follow him on Twitter @element321

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