PESO - Great Grandpa's Store

Chris Mitchell chris.mitchell at which.net
Mon Oct 12 02:52:55 EDT 2009


Marnie, if you hadn't told us otherwise, I'd have assumed that it was a scan
of an old, faded photo. 

Your accident has created something really good. Only thing I'd do maybe is
crop out the white area on the right.

Chris

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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
> 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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> when we
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> 
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