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Hostetler Homestead in Smoke by Bob Patrick

October 2020 - Hostetler Homestead in Smoke

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Hostetler Homestead Sept. 18, 2020. D800E 24-105 Sigma at 24mm, ISO 1600, 1/640 F8.
This is a regular subject for me when I visit Asotin, WA. The house is a few miles south of town on the Anatone Flats. This day, there was still quite a bit of smoke in the atmosphere from range fires in 3 States. I burned in the sky and tweaked saturation a bit to bring out what colors I could. Looks like the lens hood caused some vignetting in the corners.

4 comments posted

Elizabeth Mangham   Elizabeth Mangham
I like the darkened sky in this image. In fact I would like to see it go all the way to the edge on the right side. The gray adds to the forlorn appearance of the deserted house. The yellowed grasses add warmth to a very sad scene. The fence adds balance and nice strong lines framing the buildings. Very moody leading to strong emotions. Great job.   Posted: 10/12/2020 18:43:53

Dr Palash Nath   Dr Palash Nath
An image with strong depiction of the mood with the broken fence and the deserted house. Just trying to visualize if a more dramatic sky would have added more beauty to the whole image.   Posted: 10/12/2020 22:20:09

Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
A successful picture with the theme of passing time, which makes the viewer think. The house was once built with much hope for improvement and was the scene of many ups and downs. What remains is a ruin surrounded by dry grass. The crumbling fence and the dry tree are beautifully set in scene and give the picture depth.   Posted: 10/13/2020 08:54:25

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
Another great image depicting the decay of the countryside and the working life. Tonally I would like just a touch more contrast in the building at least, but the tones does fit the image. The image is very well taken as it is pin sharp. I would have liked at least one step to the left so we had a touch of separation from the posts and buildings.
The problem in the UK, if there is a building like this, someone would have bought it and turned it into a 5 bed house and sold it at a profit. But most of the UK old barns are built of brick.

  Posted: 10/19/2020 05:02:38


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