PESO - Great Grandpa's Store
annsan at nyc.rr.com
Mon Oct 12 01:02:10 EDT 2009
ooh I like it!
Eactivist at aol.com wrote:
>Hmmm, long story, I'll try to shorten it.
>The two buildings on the end right are closed and abandoned and have been
>for some time. The store on the left end (with a bar) is still open. It is
>a lot newer that than the others (relatively speaking).
>This is a very, very small town (basically five buildings) that is verging
>on being a ghost town. The Emporium & Bar and the Post Office (not shown)
>struggle to keep going. It is in Northern Northern California.
>I stopped by at the end of my Oregon/Washington trip, in the valley where
>my father grew up, and again took some photos. I have shown a few before on
>The middle building is my great grandfather's store. He and my other great
>grandfather both came to CA for the Gold Rush. Neither made any money from
>finding gold, but one ended up having a very successful cattle ranch, and
>this one ended up opening the first chain stores in Northern California
>I, oops, accidentally, took a whole digital "roll" overexposed. I thought
>I had it set on AV and the dial had been pushed to manual. (That won't
>happen again, now I will check every time.)
>Using Lightroom and suggestions from a new Lightroom book I got, I was
>actually able to recover a couple.
>The rest had interesting effects. I sort of like this one.
>Certainly good enough for the "cover" of a PDF I am doing on my family
>history (for family members).
>Tell me if you agree.
>(I've thought about taking the foliage out from under the tree, but think
>that might not be an improvement. I've also thought about adding
>vignetting, ditto, might not improve it.)
>Marnie aka Doe :-)
>We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we
>created them. Albert Einstein
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