And once again, I can't decide whether I prefer the monochrome or the color.
I do like this closer version. From this tighter perspective the power poles on the horizon add an extra detail. I also like the power pole along the right edge, although I'm not exactly sure why I like that small detail. Maybe because it balances the other two and creates a nice trio of vertical elements.
Sometimes it's better to focus on something close and let the barn be a little blurry in the background.
Another example of monochrome vs. color conflict. I keep thinking that if I look long enough, and study the two images enough times, one will stand out. It hasn't yet happened.
Blurry barn equals good barn.
You might remember I rented a 100-400 lens for this trip. This tiny little bird dropped by for a few minutes, posed for a few portraits, then zoomed along her/his merry way. At nearly 400mm, this turned out alright, especially for someone who is definitely not a birder.