PESO - Great Grandpa's Store
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.
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> Hmmm, long story, I'll try to shorten it.
> The two buildings on the end right are closed and abandoned and have
> for some time. The store on the left end (with a bar) is still open. It
> a lot newer that than the others (relatively speaking).
> This is a very, very small town (basically five buildings) that is
> on being a ghost town. The Emporium & Bar and the Post Office (not
> struggle to keep going. It is in Northern Northern California.
> I stopped by at the end of my Oregon/Washington trip, in the valley
> 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
> grandfather both came to CA for the Gold Rush. Neither made any money
> finding gold, but one ended up having a very successful cattle ranch,
> this one ended up opening the first chain stores in Northern
> (general stores).
> I, oops, accidentally, took a whole digital "roll" overexposed. I
> 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
> 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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