Old Home Place Between Tyro and Churchland, North Carolina

by Kelly Landrum

old home place between tyro and churchland north c seeking critique kelly landrum

Gallery: North Carolina: Miscellaneous

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Architecture

Exif Information:
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


Tom Wiggins

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

deb cloud
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

Landrum Kelly

Yes, Deb, I just had to get the clutter.  Otherwise, what was the point?


Jamie Kraft

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.

Tom Wiggins

Lannie: Either way it is still a good photo!  Tom

Landrum Kelly

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.


Landrum Kelly

Yes, and we need Eggleston here to do it in color, Jamie.

I am leaving it up as a documentary.  Art it ain't.


Diane Hooper


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.

Landrum Kelly
Old Home Place Between Tyro and Churchland, North Carolina Comments welcome.


Next Image >>