PESO - Great Grandpa's Store
jdavisf8 at yahoo.com
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 aol.com <Eactivist at aol.com> wrote:
> From: Eactivist at aol.com <Eactivist at aol.com>
> Subject: PESO - Great Grandpa's Store
> To: pdml at pdml.net
> 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
> 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
> (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
> 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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