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Durr Road by Bob Patrick

October 2021 - Durr Road

October 2021 - Bob Patrick


About the Image(s)

This was shot from the Phantom 4 Pro on the Umptanum Ridge this afternoon. I have seen this home from a distance while driving the gravel road and since the wind was mild, today, I flew it. The farm looks to be vacant for a few years. F8, ISO 400, altitude about 60 feet above launch point, and 90-100 above subject. Adjusted contrast, dodged some shadow areas and cropped. The image was taken from a video.

4 comments posted

Don Stouder   Don Stouder
Bob, I really lie this photo. For me the green trees make it. I get the feeing that they were planted specifically to provide shade after the house was built.

Using a frame from a video for online single-shot photos is a great way to capture some interesting views.

The one thing I would consider is try cropping the structure in the lower right part of the photo, or cloning it out if you want to maintain the aspect ratio.   Posted: 10/07/2021 10:15:04
Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Yep, I wondered about the barn at the time. I think another flight and different (in air) composition is called for.
Regarding the trees....yes, that was air conditioning 100 years ago. In my travels searching for ruins to photograph, I look for clumps of trees, hoping to find a house or farm there.   Posted: 10/07/2021 10:58:30

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
(Groups 46 & 48)
Bob, I also like this image. Very sharp but I felt a little flat. I put it into Aurora and tried various settings and thought this was fair. What do you think?   Posted: 10/10/2021 08:57:17
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Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Definite improvement in the esthetics. However, part of the story is now cropped out, and the starkness and dreariness of this location has been softened. This land is harsh. Plenty of deer survive here, but none are named Bambi.
  Posted: 10/10/2021 10:46:42


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