Barn in Lafayette County

Rural Wisconsin, Barn in Black and White

Barn in Lafayette County © 2010 Bo Mackison

I used one of the art filters, black and white grainy, that are on the Olympus E-P1 (PEN) but much of the time the filters are a bit over the top for my preferences. So I modified the black and white tones in Lightroom.

I went to the Apple store last week for an in depth discussion on Aperture 3. After waiting for 6 months, Aperture 3 is out and finally there is support for the Olympus PEN cameras (and all the other micro four-thirds). I liked using the Aperture program before I purchased the PEN (and then no longer had access to it) and I’m considering getting the upgrade. It means another learning curve while learning to a new program. Sigh!  And comes at a busy time for me, so I’m vacillating a bit.

I’ve got an appointment at Apple for next week…I’m thinking.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Gandalf says:

    Very interesting photo. The tone and image feels out of space and time – depression era feel.

    As to your musings on Aperture, i enjoy your work. However, i’m not a photo Geek. If the new and improved version gives you options you don’t have now, go for it when the crunch time has passed.

  2. I thought this was a drawing at first glance. Very neat effect.

  3. Anna Surface says:

    I like this rustic, grainy black and white as it works for the old barn scene.

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