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Old Feb 4, 2007, 3:33 PM   #1
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In my neck of the woods, there is no scarcity of old, abandoned farm houses and barns. To me, it is a reflection of the encroaching urban sprawl and the erosion of more pastoral times. These photos were taken near midnight with my Fuji S6000fd.
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 3:34 PM   #2
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This photo taken a few seconds later...
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 5:36 PM   #3
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With its magical colour of purple, my favourite is #1! Very nice subject to shoot!

Regarding your exposure time of 4sec, the image was shot while leaning the camera somewhere, I suppose. Or else youmay have selected a higher Iso value your Fuji S6000fd generously provide for a shorter exposure time Youmayrotatethe image to the right by 3-4 degrees, IMO.


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Old Feb 4, 2007, 8:40 PM   #4
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Nice; the more prominent lighting on the door and darker to the sides and the tilt of the road give me a first impression of spookiness and drama rather than encroaching urban sprawl. A photo such as this that is open to different interpretations rather than a single one is a more successful photo, I think.
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 9:07 PM   #5
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Flip,

I really like them both - but I agree with Bahadir - a few degrees of rotation to level would improve the overall effect. Thanks for sharing these. Dan
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 9:15 PM   #6
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Very nice! The purple sky in the first version is amazing.
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 10:07 PM   #7
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Thanks for pointing out the "leveling" issue guys - you are completely correct. I missed it.

As bahadir pointed out, I did lean the camera somewhere - the hood of my truck. The buildings were constructed on an incline, hence I did not pay sufficient attention to the crookedness of my shot. Sussex County, NJ is home to the highest - and hilliest - ground in the state.

It was tough lighting for the Fuji; there was a street lamp overhead, the moon was out and nearly full, and about a mile away (behind and just to the left of the frame) is a ski resort, which has night skiing and influenced the local sky coloration. I actually desaturated this photo a bit. Other than some levels adjustment, USM and a little "healing" in CS2 the photo has not been altered.

I remember as a lad, twenty-odd years ago, this area consisting of a ski resort, a small theme park, local businesses, farms and forest. Now there are malls, crowded streets, chain stores galore and housing developments. For me, this is a photo that reflects a time that once was and will never be again.

JDar, Sussex County actually does have its share of ghost tales, and I was not too far from a location named "Amity".

Thanks for looking, commenting and correcting!
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first one is just fine for me.........like it lots

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LOL, and there was me thinking that the "jaunty" angle was deliberate :-)

I like them too BTW,

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Old Feb 5, 2007, 2:18 PM   #10
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Mighty fine work gazelle, mighty fine. I like the skewed version personally...! :?
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