PESO - Great Grandpa's Store
jcoyle at powerup.com.au
Mon Oct 12 02:24:38 EDT 2009
I like that a lot Marnie: if it were mine, I'd crop the very white
right-hand edge, and possible a little off the top and bottom too.
John in Brisbane
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Sent: Monday, 12 October 2009 1:32 PM
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Subject: PESO - Great Grandpa's Store
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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