Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Model : NIKON D90
Date Time Original : 2010-10-08 22:54:15
Focal Length : 18/1
Exposure Time : 1/50
F Number : 3.5
Iso Speed Ratings : 200
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 27
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 300.000000
Y Resolution : 300.000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Published: Friday 5th of November 2010 03:34:09 AM
Lannie: Good composition, very typical of rural American. Seen much of the same in parts of MD, PA, upstate NY. I agree that a using a longer shot could have been better, the impact of clutter would have been less. I do feel that an adjustment to the mid-point in levels would help. Tom
Home Sweet Home... I see where some people prefer to have shrubs surrounding their home, this family went with junk instead. I guess it's all about what works! It's also nice to see they have a storage building to keep the clutter outside to a minimum. I like this image Lannie, especially if I view it larger, the detail is great. I think the clutter around the house is important to the overall image. I wouldn't change a thing, but that's just this girl's opinion. deb
Yes, Deb, I just had to get the clutter. Otherwise, what was the point?
it doesn't quite work for me, though. i think it would have been better to use a longer lens and move back to shift more emphasis to the house itself.
Lannie: Either way it is still a good photo! Tom
Thanks, Tom. I do personally like your version better, but I deliberately made it a bit more contrasty and darker than usual. I just thought that I would try it.
Thanks, Diane. It is close to the effect that I was after, but Tom might be right about the levels, etc.
Yes, and we need Eggleston here to do it in color, Jamie.
I am leaving it up as a documentary. Art it ain't.
This is a great shot - especially when viewed large. Sharp and crisp. And the tones look, to me, like it was shot on B/W film..... I think you nailed the processing you were looking for.
Old Home Place Between Tyro and Churchland, North Carolina Comments welcome.