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Islandic Window to the World by Rusty Pinckney

July 2021 - Islandic Window to the World

About the Image(s)

I shot this image with my Canon Power Shot SX10IS during a tour of an outdoor museum replicating farm life in Iceland. The tour allowed entry to a home built around 1900. I thought the view with red flowers was charming, and I pictured myself having breakfast enjoying this lovely view. Post-editing I used Elements to crop and eliminate distractions. Come join me for a cuppa.

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10 comments posted

Miriam Power   Miriam Power
This is a real 'me' image. I've done similar with old Irish cottages. You're so right about the red flowers. I know it's difficult not to blow out the background in the window. Have you one that you exposed for the view and combine the 2 shots? I'd love to see more of the stone wall and the view   Posted: 07/11/2021 04:38:09

Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
Nice image. I think the blown out window is good.
I did a few things to the image in Capture One. Took out some of the wide angle distortion (keystone), highlighted the shadows and cropped it a bit.   Posted: 07/11/2021 17:24:07
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MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan   MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
I like this crop . Beautiful composition .   Posted: 07/12/2021 11:47:53
Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Thank you.   Posted: 07/21/2021 19:55:51
Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Dan, Thank you. The feel of the inside of the cottage was more important than the outside view. I still remember the moment in time. I like your crop.   Posted: 07/21/2021 19:57:35

Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
The angles of the table edges and the window ledges make for a fun image and i love the geraniums of course. The blown out window scene is difficult for me as i find it takes up so much of the space and is so bright. If not so over exposed, it might give us an even better sense of place.   Posted: 07/11/2021 17:52:10

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
When capturing a shot in the interior with a bright exterior, it's always important to underexpose so that the exterior light is not blown out. Shadows can be pulled up much easier than highlights can be pulled down without losing details.

I took a similar approach to Dan, adjusting the perspective, though I used Aurora HDR to produce a faux HDR to try and compensate for the bright window light and also pull up some shadow detail. Thoughts?   Posted: 07/15/2021 15:08:45
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Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Sorry Tom. The changes don't fit the feel I wanted to convey. Thanks for your input.
  Posted: 07/21/2021 20:03:05

Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
This image has a wonderful feel to it. Yes, the background is blown out but I still really like it. For me, the faux HDR doesn't work so well with the mood of the setting.   Posted: 07/16/2021 20:58:51
Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Thank you Brenda. I liked the feel of this cottage when I took this image.   Posted: 07/21/2021 19:54:18