Stuart Bacon, QPSA  

Lakes Basin Old Store by Stuart Bacon, QPSA

May 2022 - Lakes Basin Old Store

May 2022 - Stuart Bacon, QPSA


About the Image(s)

This was in my favorite locations in Northern California. The day before the scheduled bike ride I was out looking for pictures and saw this run down deserted store. No problem setting up and taking a number of exposures with my converted Nikon D50. This particular exposure was 1/1250 at f8 with my zoom set at 22mm. I converted it to b/w in Photoshop by adjusting the various sliders to get the blacks that I wanted. Then I selected Curves and clicked on Auto which brightened the overall scene and added a bit of contrast.

3 comments posted

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
This old store has character, and you have a good eye to find it. The range of tones is good, but I would like to see more out of the darkest black on the roof and front window. Maybe try a dodge and burn layer to see what is in there. I can see that there are a few items in the windows, so the most black tones are obscuring them - and I am curious what they are!   Posted: 05/08/2022 18:12:58

Chuck Nauman   Chuck Nauman
Nice sharp image, Stuart. Impressive that is so sharp, including foreground weeds and through the depth of the building and the adjacent trees. Nice tones in the store.   Posted: 05/17/2022 18:48:49

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
Cool building, I can see why you photographed it!!! For me, the viewers' left could be lightened a bit more so we could see a little more detail in the tree and that side of the building. It appears to me that there is detail when I look at the original. This might have been a good candidate for HDR to get some additional details from maybe inside (I never think of doing HDR until well after the fact so I'm a fine one to suggest it, lol). I do like so good job!   Posted: 05/20/2022 11:35:09


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