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    Homes from Maine in sepia

    All of these photos are of homes in Mount Desert Island, which is where Bar Harbor is located. Captured in 2011 and converted to sepia a few days ago.

    C&C encouraged as always, though I have nothing to ask.


    Photo #1: Balance Rock Inn at Bar Harbor
    Homes from Maine in sepia


    Photo #2: Stone Barn Farm at Salisbury
    Homes from Maine in sepia


    Photo #3: Stone Barn Farm at Salisbury
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    Photo #4: Cottage at Pretty Marsh
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    Re: Homes from Maine in sepia

    A question Mike - why did you cut the wheel in #2 and the gable in #4?

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    Re: Homes from Maine in sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by AB26 View Post
    A question Mike - why did you cut the wheel in #2 and the gable in #4?
    Because I wanted to.

    Seriously, the wheel is not shown in entirety because I liked the scene better with the wheel "anchored" to the frame, much as flowers are best anchored to the frame. It's also composed as is partly because the bottom of the wheel couldn't be seen anyhow. That's because it is set within deep grass that obscures it.

    I didn't include the top of the house for several reasons. I used to include the top of subjects until I realized that the reason other photographers don't do that is that some things are better left up to the imagination. As an example, we don't need to see the top of this cottage to know what it looks like.

    To include the top of the roof would have required pointing the camera upward, which would have resulted in perspective distortion. Though I like the use of perspective distortion to make subjects seem tall (and for other reasons), I wanted this cottage to seem what it is -- small. So, I didn't want any perspective distortion.

    To include the top of the roof would have resulted in a lot of empty, boring space thanks to the sky filled with bland clouds.

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    Re: Homes from Maine in sepia

    I like your reply Mike!

    The wheel doesn't bother me at all... But the cottage - I'm left wondering if there is a little attic window or vent that we can't see.

    I love the composition of your photo of the stone barn - enchanting.

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    Re: Homes from Maine in sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by pasusan View Post
    I'm left wondering if there is a little attic window or vent that we can't see.
    There isn't. Feel better now?

    Seriously, thanks for you comments. Very much appreciated!

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    Re: Homes from Maine in sepia

    #4 is my favorite. I really like the perspective and range of tone. I learned a lot from your reply.

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    Re: Homes from Maine in sepia

    Like them a lot Mike Don't have a problem at all with cutting something deliberately, clipping is a different matter. Like the reasoning and image quality !! Excellent !

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    Re: Homes from Maine in sepia

    Thank you, Alfred!

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