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Memory Lane

Memory Lane
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Copyright: Karen Arnold (dareco) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-21
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-22 10:32
Viewed: 2545
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is actually taken in the old yard where I grew up. Although it's falling down it still fills me with wonderful memories.
Thank you to everyone for your kind words!!!
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Hi Karen!

Isn't it amazing how old falling down stuff will make the most beautiful photo? I love this. And your title is very fitting. The fence laying over has created the appearance of a lane leading to the old structure. I would not have noticed this if it hadn't been for your title.

Very well done!


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-11-22 10:39]

Hi Karen,
An interesting POV to obtain such a perspective of this old yard with a broken house!
Good subtle lighting and an ample DOF in this magnificent vertical presentation.
Good work.

Francis Xavier

Wow ... it's bringing tears to my eyes now. I can only imagine your feelings while wandering around here. This is a beautifully captured shot too, you chose a really good POV of that twisting fence.

A little more foreground with higher placement of the old barn might have been good.

Poignant, touching, moving, and beautiful. Well done.

Hi Karen,

I love old farmyards and buildings.. and this is a really interesting perspective of one. Great composition and point of view. I like the effect of the darkening sides of the photo.

- Jan

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-11-22 12:29]

Hi Karen,
beautiful composition.I liked the fence laying .Beautiful tittle also.Very good PP work.TFS.Necla.

This certainly is an involving image.Nice flow from the front to the barn.Fine colors and detail.That broken fence looks great.Best regards Otto.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-11-22 13:49]

Hi Karen,

The slight vignetting you did suits the photo well. Your low POV created a good presentation of the old fence, and subsequently the house. You've definitely captured a lot of emotion with this.

Warm regards,

Welcome back Karen You have been missed A very nostalgic shot Well composed and the vignetting is very effective TFS
warm regards

Nice lead in with the fence Karen and I like the vignetting.. I'll do a WS later as I think a square crop would be effective here - especially as that's how the old 120 film format was with most cameras..


Hi Karen..this is a great shot...very nicely done..the composition, tones and light are all very well done.


Hi Dear Karen,
Welcome back again:)Very interesting capture vith excellent POV and perspective.TFS.


Hello Karen,

It is good to have you back.
I hope you are feeling more restful.

It is strange visiting childhood places.
You experience happy and sad memories, wrapped up in each other!
Your pov is excellent.
The trailing fence guides the viewer inwards and then rights itself in readiness to meet the barn. It is hard to explain why dilhapidation looks so beautiful, so romantic! The vignetting certainly helps but, maybe, we are just experiencing your memories, too!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-11-25 7:12]

HI Karen
I love the results of this shot.
The fence a real good lead into the shot.
The vignetting adding to make us go into your thoughts when you took this, pleasant memories slowly fading away with time.

It's always interesting to travel memory lane, Karen, and I think you've done it compellingly by using this fallen fence as your line. The gray sky tells that it surely is November now, but it also lends a certainly simplicity to the image that I think enhances your image by keeping the focus on the foreground subject.

It may be true that "you can't go home again," but the perspective is eye-opening when one has the chance. It reminds us how differently we may come to see things as we wend our way across the path of years and decades. I had a chance to visit my old home this summer, and they'd painted it a diffeent color than when I'd seen it last, and it's scale seemed different than the years when I dwelt there at half my present height. Just up the street was my dad's old home -- and as we drove by, they were moving it away on a truck!

You never know what's life's next twist is. But that's part of what keeps it interesting.

Happy Friday!

Hello Karen,an excellent PoV and DoF.
The broken down fence leads us right through the shot.
The large expanse of sky gives a great feeling of space.
I like the vignetting, it fits the title very aptly.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-11-29 10:52]

Hang in there, Karen!

A superb shot of the dilapidated old wooden fence, which leads nicely to the old wooden barn. The diminishing linear perspective in the shot is striking. Excellent sharpness, color & framing. Tfs!

Hi Karen.. :)
How are you my dear old friend..Beautiful capture of this..i like the POV and composition here..
Very nice.. well done my dear friend.

Best Regards,

Hi Karen, this is a very well done photography, emanates
stillness, silence and power.
with affection.

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2010-02-08 7:13]

You've managed to convey a lot of feeling and emotion with this shot, very nicely composed and presented.
Very well done in every aspect.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-06-20 10:36]

Génial cette palissade en bois avec la cabane quel effet so formes son étéa, super ocmpo.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Karen,

It's amazing how old buildings, fences, farm machines, etc. have such an effect on us. But especially when they are attached to a part of our life.

The way the fence fell is in a wave pattern. You really brought everything together in a beautiful way.

Carol Lynn

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  • cbcs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 115] (1139)
  • [2011-07-08 5:16]

Dear Karen,

That is an amazing capture.

You are a very talented photographer!

I added you as a favourite.

Francis cbcs

Hi Karen! beautiful capture, good composition, well done. Best regards Csabi

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