Chuck Carstensen  

Tree Wrecked House by Chuck Carstensen

January 2020 - Tree Wrecked House

January 2020 - Chuck Carstensen


About the Image(s)

On a back country road we came upon this scene. Im sure this old farm home was vacant when the tree fell. Daylight, 1152 AM. Created with a Fujifilm XPro2 using Acros Black and White Film Simulation, ISO 2000, f/8, 1/4400, +.3EV. Post processed in PSCC2020 with highlight and shadow tool. Color image is Velvia SOOTC. Straight Out Of The Camera.

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6 comments posted

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Both the monochrome and color versions are very nice. You were able to maintain details in the white snow in what appears to be a sunny day. I like the fence in the foreground which, for me, gives the image depth. You have good details, exposure and contrast. If it were mine, I might consider cropping out the bright tree trunk on the right. Well done!   Posted: 01/04/2020 20:14:21

David Price   David Price
I agree with Cindy that both the mono and colour work well. Unlike her I would not crop the tree at the left hand side as the base of the fallen tree is then too close to the edge. Your title is Tree Wrecked House and to me the house is too dark and my eye is dragged to the fallen tree. I would darken the tree and lighten the house. A good well-seen image.   Posted: 01/14/2020 12:36:30
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Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
I, too, like both versions. The colour image is full of winter light but there is a beautiful moodiness to the monochrome. I like David's edit with the fallen tree darkened and the house lightened. It melds the two forms into one giant "sculpture" that is the subject of this image.   Posted: 01/14/2020 23:53:41

Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
I agree with David's comments about darkening the tree and lightening the house. I also would not crop the tree on the left. Great shot.   Posted: 01/26/2020 14:09:03

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Thanks everyone. Yes, you are probably right about the tree and the house. In my mind the tree is the subject and I wanted to hold the pretty accurate detail in the bare weathered wood with the bark all gone.   Posted: 01/26/2020 14:26:58

Jeffrey Klug   Jeffrey Klug
I like the mono version the best, the only change would be to crop off some of the top, I think think it is really necessary. I would also crop some off of the sides, especially if the tree and the house are the main subject.   Posted: 01/26/2020 15:52:28
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