I love it! Thanks for joining in.
Nancy:I finally found you and also your other blog. I'm not sure I could post a photo a day. you really are a "Pathological Picture-Taker". I spend enough time with my other one. Thanks for stopping by
Great capture, Bob. I'm glad you decided to participate. This is a great example of image content/meaning trumping visual beauty.
Kathy:I was coming back from Saturday breakfast and I noticed the dilapidated building. I turned around and snapped the photo. It was behind a high fence and those trees were in front. I didn't want to trespass. I forgot to set my camera to RAW so I only had the jpeg to process. I have been shooting a lot of HDR lately. It was only later that I noticed the "display . . " sign
Great find Bob. Imagine the home when new.
Trobairitz:there is another rotting home that I pass but there is nowhere to stop and after work it is like shooting into the sun. I'll try to get that one another day. When we were in Fox, Oregon there are lots of abandoned homes. You should go there and take a look. I stopped and walked around the farmhouses and there is still furniture inside. It would appear that these homes were repossessed and then the occupants had to leave and left everything. There are still trailers and other vehicles just parked and not moved for decades. I often wonder what had happened and why they had to leave.
I love this shot! But I have to know. Is this home still available? It looks like it has an almost new water heater anyway. And, seriously, I like that every detail seems to be in perfect focus which is saying a lot since there's so MUCH detail!!!
Mary:Thank you for your kind words. It was just a grab shot with my pocket camera. I had my dSLR but I had a short lens on it (10-20mm) and the house needed more "zoom"This was post-processed and saturation was "punched up" a bit and perhaps the contrast level was set a bit too high. You generally have to over sharpen for printingthank you for visiting