Debbie Perez  

Cracker Home by Debbie Perez

June 2021 - Cracker Home

June 2021 - Debbie Perez


About the Image(s)

This is what is referred as a Cracker house in Florida. It was an old homestead that has been moved to an agricultural museum. I shot this hand held with a Canon RP and an old kit lens. I made a few adjustments in LR, went to the CLIR module in PS. Clicked the 2 and got the blue tones. From there, I brighten the photo a bit and then added a vignette to darken the edges. Showed this in a local club meeting (via Zoom) and it generated a lot of interest in IR.

6 comments posted

Terry Clark   Terry Clark
The faux colours are lovely.
But all these vertical elements: tree, rocker back, fences, posts, walls, door and roofs just bowl me over!
This is an image that demands the viewer LOOK AT ME!
How would it be in monochrome?
  Posted: 06/08/2021 12:04:59

Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
Ah I'm not surprised this has been moved to a Museum. It oozes character and is full of interest from the rickety old 'shed' to the rickety old fence railings, and to the numerous items to discover, the chair, the barrel, the other little shed. Loads to discover in this image. Well named, it is a CRACKER!! The colouration is perfect, with the warm red of the building, complemented by the Blues of the sky etc. Beautiful.   Posted: 06/09/2021 06:55:56

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
This could be in Arkansas! I guess it is typical southern architecture of the very early 20th century - and very well preserved. I love the color palette you have achieved, although like Terry I would at least give it a try in monochrome. In my opinion, there is some detail lost in the shadows on the right side and I would see if anything could be done to open them up. Otherwise, I think this is well-done.   Posted: 06/11/2021 11:21:32
Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
I think I could open the shadows but if memory serves there were people in the chicken coop flitzing about and I didn't want them but wanted to keep a bit of the coop. I will give the mono a try with opening up the shadows.
  Posted: 06/14/2021 11:46:16

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
Your use of color for this is great. It makes the building stand out and everything else secondary. I envy you and your use of CLiR (see my comments about it in the notes for Helen's picture.) The composition of the scene is perfect with the house being the center of interest surrounded by smaller buildings at just the right distance so as not to infringe on the main interest point. For me the fence in the foreground is very important and if I was there I"d try to include the full height of the fence. Nevertheless, where you held the camera was more important than showing the entire fence.   Posted: 06/15/2021 19:33:12

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
This is a stunning image Debbie. I just love your use of colour. What a charming building. It's enhanced by the colour and the shadows on the roof. I'd perhaps try to remove the shadow from the fence on the right but otherwise it's perfect. Lovely.   Posted: 06/16/2021 05:05:01


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