Elizabeth Mangham  

Pioneer Cabin by Elizabeth Mangham

November 2020 - Pioneer Cabin

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I found this cabin off a side road just north of the Great Sands National Park. The sun was in and out with some clouds. I had never processed this image until this morning. I felt there might be some potential there, so decided what I could do. I will be interested to see what you all suggest. Thanks a bunch.
Camera: Canon 60D, SS 1/50. f 22, ISO 640

4 comments posted

Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Liz, it looks a little over cooked, especially the remains of the building. What was the lens focal length? The high ISO and small aperture may have something to do with the impression.   Posted: 11/07/2020 18:29:23

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
It seems like this photo may be overprocessed, but I like the overall effect. The house, the fences and the dead trees or bushes all appear like variations of sticks.   Posted: 11/11/2020 00:51:15

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
Well I am going to disagree with the first two comments, there is an image here, but the saying less is more comes into play. The highlight of the image is that building, but it is being dominated by the brightness of the foreground grass, that dark shadow and the tree. So lets lose two out of three and see what happens. A heavy crop gives you a nice balanced image with no distractions.
When I had this in PS, the histogram was heavy midzone with a touch lean to the highlights, but was not over exposed. Just pulling up a corves and a slight pull down from the center balanced the image out.
Think you found a place to return to a have another play with in different times of the year, Love to see this in the snow.   Posted: 11/13/2020 06:13:05
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Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
I like the picture with the contrast of the decaying hut and the freshly growing tree. Nevertheless I tried to change the picture: in Lightroom I used the correction brush to lighten the hut and the young tree and then darkened the whole picture. Further I increased the clarity. If you increase the luminosity additionally, you get a picture that looks like a painting.   Posted: 11/14/2020 08:01:13
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