katherynharris
katherynharris

A memory of times passed



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Contest Finalist in Isolated Cabins Photo Contest
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People's Choice in Walk 50 Steps and Shoot Photo Contest
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Top ClassTM

Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol6Top 10 class
Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol6Top 10 class week 1
Isolated Cabins Photo ContestTop 10 class
Isolated Cabins Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 20 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 30 class
Once Upon A Time Photo ContestTop 10 class
Once Upon A Time Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 30 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 30 class week 3
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 class week 1
Walk 50 Steps and Shoot Photo ContestTop 10 class
Walk 50 Steps and Shoot Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Walk 50 Steps and Shoot Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Walk 50 Steps and Shoot Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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dareco PRO+
 
dareco February 24, 2015
voted!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 02, 2015
Lovely shot of this old wooden building. Congratulations on being the People's Choice Winner.
sharonrepton
 
sharonrepton March 02, 2015
Well done, lovely photo :)
gek1701
 
gek1701 June 23, 2016
A great shot!! Like to know the history!
greglinck
 
greglinck July 04, 2016
Little house on the perary, great shot.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo while I was riding along with my boyfriend to work in the oil fields in northwestern North Dakota (shhh don't tell anyone). At one of the sites we stopped at, I saw this abandoned, old house in the middle of the field. It was a pleasant, cloudy day, so I decided to take a walk with my dog to check out the house and take a peek inside. Upon doing so, I scared a Great Horned Owl that was apparently using the house as its roosting site, oopsies! The house was quite dilapidated, and just on the verge of collapsing. I decided to not go inside, and just enjoy the view from the outside. There was still a few furnishings left behind. I could just picture the family that lived there long ago living a more simple, but harsh life in the Great Northern Plains.
Time
This shot was taken in the late afternoon. It was a beautiful cloudy day in the high prairies!
Lighting
The natural lighting that day was perfect for conveying the house's state of disrepair, and the harsh life of the northern plains.
Equipment
This photo was taken with my phone, a Samsung Galaxy S5. I did take other shots with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70, but they didn't quite catch my eye and convey the same message as this shot did.
Inspiration
As soon as I saw this old house and the beautiful rolling fields surrounding it, I envisioned the shot I wanted. The landscape of North Dakota, although boring to some, inspired me to take this award winning shot.
Editing
The only post-processing I did consisted of using an HDR filter in the app Snapseed.
In my camera bag
I consider myself a simpleton and don't like carrying around a lot of gear. For the majority of the time, I just carry around my phone and Panasonic Lumix FZ70, which is a very versatile, light-weight camera that has 60x optical zoom. It gives me more freedom to move around and explore various field of views and angles. Other times I will also bring along my bulky (but trusty) Nikon D70 with one 75mm lens and one 300 mm lens.
Feedback
Look at the subject with your eyes first, not your camera. I think a lot of photographers forget that we inherently have two incredible lenses: our eyes. Explore the subject and the surroundings with your eyes, ears, smell, and touch even. The story will unfold right before your eyes and your camera.

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