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gek1701 November 18, 2013
Great shot. I hope the fire was accidental.
 
stefanbabel November 29, 2013
Sky might be pushed just a little bit too far but still - fine image!
 
jleiweke December 10, 2013
Congrats!

Steward Lenox - Soon Gone



This was an old settler home in Stewart Lenox Oregon. It was burned down beginning of this year.
This was an old settler home in Stewart Lenox Oregon. It was burned down beginning of this year.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken here in Klamath Falls, Oregon. This was an old pioneer ranch home that overlooked much of the valley behind it. The sad thing about this building, it was burned down later that year.
Time
This photo was taken close to 2pm in the afternoon once the sun had gotten just to the left and rear of the frame. I had to wait for several days to be able to have interesting clouds in the frame.
Lighting
The lighting was pretty harsh so I decided to expose using a 3 frame HDR process.
Equipment
Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20mm, tripod
Inspiration
I had passed this old settler home many times and was always intrigued by the history and look of the building. I found out that the house just next door belonged to a woman who grew up in this very small home. Her great grandkids used it for a playhouse until it was burned down. After I had finished the exposure and printed it, I returned to give a copy to the homeowner, who unfortunately had passed away.
Editing
Due to the time of day and the shadows, I processed this as a 3 frame HDR in Photoshop CS6 using the Nik HDR Efex Pro plug-in.
In my camera bag
I have since switched over to Canon gear, normally I have a 7D and 5Dmk2 bodies, Canon 300mm f/4, Canon 17-40mm f/4, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, ND8 filter, CPL filter, ND graduated filter, several batteries and CF cards.
Feedback
You always need to always be ready to shoot in the moment for that moment will most likely not happen again! With the cloud cover, it was important to shoot during the breakup of the heavy cover, again, just the right moment. Always be aware of your surroundings, even in your own neighborhood, as something may happen that is only in that moment and at that location.

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