21 Jul 14. Never did get the call to help with haying this year so I've elected to go back into the archives and pull from previous efforts. Like those in the past, and a first for this year, this is a five shot composite HDR which I then reworked some to get my final desired look. Unlike those I've shared previously, this one has neither people or a full view of the barn, but rather, concentrates on the main beams and the very top of the stack of hay bales. The set of images I used didn't display sufficient dust, so I added a little noise into just the beams of light to represent the dust that was actually present at the time but not moving enough to give the feel I wanted. With the light shining through the slats as it is, I had the feeling as I was working with the image that this might serve as a nice image to portray the first Christmas and that maybe I should save it for that time of the year. Might just have to work up another for the December 25th mailing with a bit more of the barn in the frame. To get this look I separately adjusted the color of the reds, oranges, yellows, and grays, isolated the light beams to add some noise to simulate the hay dust, and lowered the color temp just a couple hundred degrees to render the light more white and less yellow. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/6 sec (middle of five exposures) @ f / 9.