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Old Stuff and PP work
Posted By: mel, 07-21-2009, 08:28 AM

While driving around Saturday we came across some old looking towns and buildings and stuff. It was the brightest part of the day and while I liked the look of what I was seeing I wasn't loving the light too much. So I messed around with a few of them and these were some that I ended up liking. So I thought I'd share. All were shot with the k-7 and processed in Lightroom, some with additional work in Photoshop CS4








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07-21-2009, 08:38 AM   #2
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Great series Mel. I really like the first and last images. JIM
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Very nice Mel. Have to say I like the vintage look you've given these. Fits the subjects very well!

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Fantastic scenes here Mel.
First one's great and #2 would be a fave of mine - just wished the whole building could have fit into the frame.
Cool stuff!

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Good shots!! and good PP!!
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Great series Mel. I really like the first and last images. JIM
Thanks Jim. The last one is actually my favorite but I haven't quite figured out why yet.

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Very nice Mel. Have to say I like the vintage look you've given these. Fits the subjects very well!

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Thanks Mike. This is what we were doing when you were up in PA. There were taken in Marshall and Delaplane

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Good shots!! and good PP!!
Thanks! And thanks for having a look.
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Fantastic scenes here Mel.
First one's great and #2 would be a fave of mine - just wished the whole building could have fit into the frame.
Cool stuff!
Thanks. I went back and looked at the original and the taller building didn't fit in anyway with how I wanted to frame the original shot so I guess I cut off the other one a tad too. I find I tend to compose things in such a way that my subject matter touches/overlaps the edges of the image. I think it's a me thing.
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I like the treatment you gave the shots....really brings character to them


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well done series, Mel, last one is my favorite
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I like the treatment you gave the shots....really brings character to them


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thanks! they needed something. the light was just too bright but i loved the character of the buildings.

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well done series, Mel, last one is my favorite
thanks. the last one is my favorite too but it's funny, it hasn't gotten nearly the traffic or any comments on flickr like the others have.
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Mel, I'd like to add that you have a gift for making mundane subjects into interesting and thoughtful photos. I could take these same shots and they'd be snapshots. You turn them into something deeper.

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Well thank you Mike. Now I'm blushing.
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All of these images are absolutely wonderful. I admire your artistic vision - and am a tad envious, too!
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thanks. the last one is my favorite too but it's funny, it hasn't gotten nearly the traffic or any comments on flickr like the others have.
flickr like any other photo community has a style or look that's popular, images that are more in that style will get more positive attention. I'm always interested to
see how the same image gets different reactions when I post it in different places.
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flickr like any other photo community has a style or look that's popular, images that are more in that style will get more positive attention. I'm always interested to
see how the same image gets different reactions when I post it in different places.
Yeah I find that interesting as well. My facebook automatically updates my flicker uploads so the images show up there too. It's interesting the reactions gotten on that venue. It seems like the facebook crowd (which is mostly work colleagues, family, and old highschool classmates) are the most impressed by the flowers and the sunsets/rises.

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All of these images are absolutely wonderful. I admire your artistic vision - and am a tad envious, too!
Thank you! I enjoy making new art out of the shots as much as I enjoy shooting. Often when I'm shooting I can imagine what I might do with a particular image post. This was especially true while out shooting in these older towns last Saturday.
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