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Abandoned Home (Southern VT)



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Magnificent Capture
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Outstanding Creativity
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Exceptional Contrast
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Superior Skill
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Architectural Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Architectural Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
A World Of Brown Photo ContestTop 20 class
A World Of Brown Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
A World Of Brown Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Beauty In Ruins Photo ContestTop 20 class
Beauty In Ruins Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Cities and Architecture Photo ContestTop 20 class
Cities and Architecture Photo ContestTop 20 class month 1
My Best Winter Shot Photo ContestTop 10 class
Cities and Architecture Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
My Best Winter Shot Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Cities and Architecture Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Cities and Architecture Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo ContestTop 10 class
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From Afar: Architecture Photo ContestTop 30 class
Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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Monthly Pro Vol 16 Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Cabins and Huts Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Rural Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rural Sceneries Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Rural Sceneries Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1

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14 Comments | Report
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions February 29, 2012
nice work
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican February 29, 2012
nice color an dcomposition welcome to vb
trying00
 
trying00 February 29, 2012
I am a big fan of HDR. Love your work. Welcome to VB!!!!!!
lauracobb
 
lauracobb February 29, 2012
Thanks everyone for the nice comments!! :)
kgs78
 
kgs78 March 01, 2012
Great Shot!!!!
terranovashotz
 
terranovashotz March 01, 2012
nice find good job
CraigWest PRO
 
CraigWest March 01, 2012
Beautiful shot. Best of luck.
otheses
 
otheses March 07, 2012
GREAT CAPTURE
bobbynall
 
bobbynall June 22, 2012
Cool shot
GRACECAPRI
 
GRACECAPRI August 01, 2012
I Loved this capture!
Casper
 
Casper November 08, 2012
Nice HDR
Serendipity1
 
Serendipity1 November 08, 2012
Very nice!!
NinaKling
 
NinaKling November 08, 2012
great shot...looks cold!
patsimmons
 
patsimmons November 08, 2012
Great shot... very nice!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken along a rural road in Southern Vermont I pulled over right away to capture the home from a few different angles.
Time
Late afternoon in winter.
Lighting
The afternoon sun was low casting eerie shadows from bare trees nearby.
Equipment
This wasn't a planned photo & used what I had on me which was a Sony a55 (handheld) with the 18-55 lens zoomed in a little. There was no flash, & nothing fancy.
Inspiration
The red rusted roof and natural overgrowth first caught my eye as I was driving toward the property. The broken windows sheltering darkness inside fed my imagination as I pulled to the side of the road -- This cool old home just impressed me.
Editing
My creative vision really came to life in the post-processing. I used three different exposures created from one photo and combined them together using software to make a tone mapped image. I like this choice in processing because of the way it accentuates the home's texture and brings the rusty colors to life
In my camera bag
- DSLR Camera - 3 lenses for different landscape & shooting situations (usually 14mm, 50, & 75-300) - lightweight small tripod - shutter release remote - extra battery - extra memory - lenspen and microfiber cloth - uv filter/misc filter In my home I have a couple backup digital cameras & a small collection of old film cameras - Most of these photos were shot using a Canon or Sony camera - those are my two favorite cameras
Feedback
My best advise is to never be without a camera. Simply take it everywhere & every time you leave your home (even if you don't plan on using it) because you never know when you'll see something amazing

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