PESO - Great Grandpa's Store

Jack Davis jdavisf8 at
Mon Oct 12 15:36:45 EDT 2009

Marnie, I've read a couple cropping suggestions for this image. With all due respect, I can't see cropping any from the top or right. You couldn't remove much from the top without threatening the upper right cornice of the far right building and I feel that removing even a portion of the right edge will throw the image out of balance to the right. A small amount might be removed from the bottom, but even that isn't needed. A little too much and I'm afraid the image will appear top heavy.


--- On Sun, 10/11/09, Eactivist at <Eactivist at> wrote:

> From: Eactivist at <Eactivist at>
> Subject: PESO - Great Grandpa's Store
> To: pdml at
> Date: Sunday, October 11, 2009, 8:31 PM
> 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).
> 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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