Southern Comfort

by Kelly Landrum

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Gallery: House That Could Not Stand

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Abstract

Published: Friday 30th of April 2010 01:42:03 PM


Comments

Tom Wiggins

Lannie:  Good title, composition, sharpness and I think you got the exposure right!  Tom

Landrum Kelly

Thanks, Pnina.  There are only shadows here, no reflections.  It was shot from over a hundred feet away and cropped to bring it in closer.  (The property was posted against trespassing.)  I wanted to get as many angles as possible on that door with the hole in it.  I wish that I could have walked about the property, as well as inside the house, but I had to content myself with shooting from the barbed wire fence by the two roads beside it.

Please see this folder for others of this old house: 

http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=734876

The old house came down not long after this picture was made, probably in a storm.  If I had known that this was the last that I would see of it, I would have stayed longer and come every day until it had fallen.

I find a certain sadness in old things that are passing away.  I think that I always have.

For the record, I think that this is one of the very few shots that were made with the two add-on telephoto lenses stacked on top of one another.  The camera was my first digital camera.  It still works.

--Lannie

Pnina Evental
Lannie

Very nice composition. I like the light and shadows play and the texture. Real nice is the mirrored reflection?  of the greenery on the RHS and on the wooden construction.

Pnina Evental
Lannie

Thanks for the information and the link. I think that it is a  nice documentary of a world that existed and is no more present. I think as well that all of us want an evidence of our past that time has concealed...

Landrum Kelly

Thanks, Pnina.  I probably should have put this with the other shots to begin with.  Together they tell a better story.

I think that I will move it out of the abstracts folder right now!  It needs to be among friends.

--Lannie

Landrum Kelly
Southern Comfort Comments welcome.

--Lannie

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