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    Old Country Store

    This pic was taken near where I live. I took a pic of this store several years ago, and has it gone down hill ever since.
    C&C most welcomed. Bruce

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    Does everything that you photograph start to fall apart afterwards, Bruce? I bet you are a real wow at weddings!

    With this scene, I think you have all angles covered - quite literally.

    And you have made a good job of coping with tricky lighting.

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    Re: Old Country Store

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    Does everything that you photograph start to fall apart afterwards, Bruce? I bet you are a real wow at weddings!

    With this scene, I think you have all angles covered - quite literally.

    And you have made a good job of coping with tricky lighting.
    Geoff, I used to do weddings back in the film days, and yes they did fall apart. Thank you for your comments.

    Bruce

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    Nice picture, Bruce.
    You made a good job! I would like to see a B&W or a sepia version.
    Antonio.

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    Antonio, thank you for your comments. Here is the pic in b/w.
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    I prefer the B&W, Bruce. It seems to bring out more the aged texture in the timber. I would have been tempted to take a few shots of the windows, particularly looking for any reflections.

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    Greg, thank you for your comments.

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    Fascinating old building and a nice capture. Will be interesting for you to revisit this as it degenerates.

    Did you consider a wider shot to get the rest of the building? Sometimes a much wider shot with a bit of the surroundings will enhance the overall composition as it puts the building into contest in it's environment. You do lose some detail of fading, peeling paint and weathered wood but it is sometimes worth the compromise.

    Perhaps try darkening the bright vegetation to the left in post processing. That way the eye is less drawn to the bright areas.

    Overall very nice.

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    Trevor, thank you very much for your comments. If I had backed up much further I would have been standing in the middle of a well traveled rural road. Overall I believe your suggestion of including more of the environment is a good one.

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    Re: Old Country Store

    Personally I think this is stronger composition. Inclusion front of the covered area and the buckling window to the rear nicely completes the building.

    This building will be a interesting subject in other seasons as well. Fall can be the best time as stark dry vegetation and skeletal trees complement the derelict nature of the building well.

    Try a wide angle lens from standing and a kneeling stances (not in the road!) Frequently you can get interesting and unique views of the structure; with the building still dominating but the environment included. And you can avoid being roadkill.

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    Re: Old Country Store

    Quote Originally Posted by tbob View Post
    Personally I think this is stronger composition. Inclusion front of the covered area and the buckling window to the rear nicely completes the building.

    This building will be a interesting subject in other seasons as well. Fall can be the best time as stark dry vegetation and skeletal trees complement the derelict nature of the building well.

    Try a wide angle lens from standing and a kneeling stances (not in the road!) Frequently you can get interesting and unique views of the structure; with the building still dominating but the environment included. And you can avoid being roadkill.
    Trevor, thanks for your further comments. The idea of returning in the fall is a good one.

    Bruce

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