PESO - Great Grandpa's Store

ann sanfedele annsan at nyc.rr.com
Mon Oct 12 01:02:10 EDT 2009


ooh I like it!
ann

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 
>list.
>
>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 
>(general stores). 
>
>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).
>
>http://www.mapphotography.com/PAWS/pages/store.htm
>
>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  :-)
>
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