PESO - Great Grandpa's Store
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Eactivist at aol.com
Mon Oct 12 08:27:13 EDT 2009
In a message dated 10/11/2009 9:43:09 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
miserere at gmail.com writes:
I love this shot! It has a fantastic old feel to it with that
overblown sky. I suspect that if you'd taken the shot "properly", it
wouldn't have looked unique such as it does now.
I wouldn't mess with the tree, but maybe a bit of vignetting would add
a nice touch, but vignetting is up to taste (I happen to like it).
Thanks! Yes, it turned out to be a happy accident, at least regarding this
location. Good thing because I blew most of the rest of the shots. Heh.
My other Great Grandpa had a store too, in another small town in the area
(but much bigger than this one) for 13 years. For some reason he decided to
branch out from cattle ranching. But he couldn't keep the store going (it
went under) and my other Great Grandpa bought him out for something like
13-16 cents on the dollar and made it the 3rd-4th store in his chain. The
other one went back to just cattle ranching, which he knew how to do.
I have shots of that store too and am now considering giving it the same
look using PS techniques. Shots I had taken of it previously that were NOT
Put both of them on the "cover" of the family history. The overexposure
accident sort of gave me an artistic theme.
I am also fortunate this part of the world has changed very little in the
last 50 years+, and that there are still remainders, usually complete
remainders, of their store buildings, homes, and ranches to take pictures of.
Also fortunate that this little town is so picturesque.
Thanks also to ann, Boris, Brain, John, Malcolm, Chris, and Bob. :-) I
liked it, but was bit surprised at the overwhelming positive reaction.
I'll probably play with a little more cropping, getting rid of the foliage
under the tree, and vignetting, but I sort of like this the way it is. I
think the white spaces balance out. And it is truthful reporting.
Maybe I should have more photographic accidents. Heh.
Thanks for looking, Marnie aka Doe :-)
> 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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