Cindy Lynch  

House in Gasconade County by Cindy Lynch

June 2020 - House in Gasconade County

About the Image(s)

I came across this abandoned farmhouse and barn and knew I had to stop to get the shot. I took it from several angles but liked this the best. I used Camera Raw and Nik Color Efex to adjust the details, exposure and contrast. Settings: f/8, 18 mm focal length and ISO 500 (I hadn’t changed by ISO from some earlier inside shots elsewhere.)

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4 comments posted

David Price   David Price
This is the type of image that I like and it I think it could do well in competitions. I think you have chosen to take it from a good angle. I keep scanning the picture for a Lurch type figure. In my adjustments I have cropped from the left increased the brightness slightly and burnt the highlights in the downstairs window.   Posted: 06/05/2020 05:22:43
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Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Thanks, David.   Posted: 06/06/2020 11:54:37

Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
Cindy, I always enjoy your broody monochrome landscapes with their dark skies and cloud detail. In this one, you have added some appealing grungy elements, the disintegrating siding on the house and shed, the leafless tress. At first glance. the trees in the foreground seemed to overshadow the main subject but, on taking a second look, I feel they contribute to the atmosphere.
I like David's crop, making the buildings fill more of the frame (and darkening the downstairs window removes a minor distraction).   Posted: 06/10/2020 17:36:36

Jeffrey Klug   Jeffrey Klug
I love old buildings and you found an interesting one. There is a lot to look at. I would crop a little off the bottom and from the left side, not as much as David did, but I would crop off some.   Posted: 06/14/2020 22:20:12
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