August 30, 2018
This entry was posted on August 30, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Built Environment, Houses and was tagged with chair, Farmhouse, photography, pillow, table, window.
Good balance of indoor/outdoor light but it’s the composition that makes this great.
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August 30, 2018 at 8:13 AM
Thank you, Ken. The indoor/outdoor-light thing was really hard to deal with and could probably stand more tweaking. Sometimes I think I just get tired of working on a photo. But I didn’t get tired of exposing and exposing and exposing this one, so at least I had a lot to work with. Maybe I’ll take another crack at this one. (I love Lightroom.)
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August 30, 2018 at 4:55 PM
This one is beautiful too, Linda. I particularly like the shape of the illuminated creamish sides of the window alcove, and the partly seen chair. A 🙂
August 30, 2018 at 10:26 AM
Thanks, Adrian. Isn’t that a cool window alcove? And the chair, paired with the woodwork, could even make me like yellow.
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August 30, 2018 at 4:57 PM
To me, these farmhouse interiors are certainly amongst your best and most accomplished images.
August 31, 2018 at 5:52 AM
Thank you, Adrian. They are some of my most satisfying to take and process. I’m sure a camera with bellows would not skew things the way my camera does, and maybe reflectors could fill in some of the shadows, but I just don’t enjoy all that fussing around, so I do what I can in Lightroom and Photoshop and let it go at that. That way it’s all fun.
August 31, 2018 at 2:53 PM
I agree with you entirely about not enjoying all that photographic fussing around, I’m just the same. To me, the content of a photo far outweighs its technical quality. I don’t even use Photoshop, just Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2 (for black and white) and (sometimes) Color Efex Pro 4. I am really impressed by your farmhouse pictures – and think you should try photographing more interiors. A 🙂
September 1, 2018 at 5:26 AM
Well, Adrian, with all your wonderful support, how could I not try photographing more interiors. I had dinner last night with my friend who owns this farmhouse, and she said she thought I would enjoy photographing the attic. So the next time I go, I will. There’s also a basement I haven’t seen. It should be fun. But meanwhile I will be thinking of other interiors I might explore. Just exactly now, while writing this reply, I thought about a historic house in Oberlin that could be a candidate. I will have to see if photographs are allowed—and whether I would be allowed to post them here.
September 1, 2018 at 8:47 AM
Excellent! Two things. If you can, avoid using flash – but NB this is my personal preference, it may not be your’s. And do you have a tripod?
September 1, 2018 at 8:54 AM
I almost never use flash, and wouldn’t use it in a building for sure. I do have a tripod. I don’t like lugging the tripod in the woods, but it would be a lot easier to use in a building, and would probably be a very good idea. Thanks for reminding me. I may not have thought of it, Adrian.
September 1, 2018 at 9:26 AM
Linda, don’t know if this will be useful, but here goes. A good way to use a tripod is to frame your shot first, holding the camera with your hands, and then use the tripod to fix the camera in that exact position. As opposed to putting the camera on the tripod and then looking for shots / compositions. A 🙂
September 2, 2018 at 2:24 AM
Thanks for your suggestion, Adrian. I will try that.
September 2, 2018 at 8:31 AM
Ken’s right, you balanced the light well, and I like the centered perspective. I feel like there should be something on that table! But this way, the eyes move right outside, and that is always a chief pleasure of being in a house like this, for me anyway. The views of the outdoors, through the windows.
August 30, 2018 at 5:23 PM
I think you’re right, Lynn. Had there been something on the table, you wouldn’t have looked through the window. Still, a vase full of yellow flowers might have been nice.
August 30, 2018 at 5:28 PM
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