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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-29
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3), Sigma UV 62 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-03-24 2:23
Viewed: 2146
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My tours around the Bruce made me aware of how many tiny family farms had been swallowed up by large conglomerates, leaving homes standing empty and abandoned.
This one seemed even more so against the freshly ploughed field that surrounds it

Tech: captured in raw, with a less than ideal sky behind it. Adjusted levels and saturation in raw, converted to jpg and tried out the single frame HDR tool in photoshop CS5. That seems to have brought up the sky to a blue that accords with my memory.
Cropped to place the house at the most pleasing point (to my eye) within the frame.
Resized, deselected the sky and sharpened

Thanks for looking and for your workshops and suggestions.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Texan: AbandonedMitch 3 03-25 04:45
To Texan: pardon me?Silke 3 03-24 15:03
To dipsybee: thanks JoySilke 1 03-24 14:58
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Hi Silke,

I love images of these old buildings, they offer so much scope for the photographer, even with the sad story behind their decline. I note what you say about the sky and wonder if you have considered the image in B/W. I can image that it would look interesting. I am not sure about the post on the left, I think I would have been tempted to leave that out. Interesting shot though, I like the framing of the house with the trees.



Good idea of the photo please take a look at my workshop to see how I would have approached it.

I love old abandoned places. They just don't make em like they used to anymore. So when I see one I stop. Excellent thirds, vertically and horizontally! I wonder who lived here...

That is a beautifully lit shot, Silke.

Nice lead in albeit a ploughed field. There's plenty of definition there.
The small broken tree and wrecked farm equipment on the left compensates and balances the almost central left edge of the ruined barn/building very well
I agree with Linda too: Good use of the thirds.

Not sure what the workshop's all about!

Excellent work,


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