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This Old House

By TheURL  
Snooping around the abandoned village of Itterajivit (aka Kap Hope) in north-east Greenland, I took this photo looking for interesting geometries. it was tricky because at -27C the camera viewfinder stopped working and I was largely guessing. Attached are two versions experimenting with the basic idea. I've had some help from a fellow EPZ member with this. I'm more at home in the field than behind a screen so my editing skills are limited. Please let me know what you think (please be honest) and feel free to play around with any of them.

Tags: Greenland Landscape and travel Abandoned house Ittoqqortoormiit Itterajivit

Voters: Trekmaster01, Chinga, ChristopherA and 35 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2022 12:37PM
Very nicely framed. Excellent images and appeal...
Isabel GrinGrin
banehawi Plus
19 2.9k 4354 Canada
23 Apr 2022 2:23PM
V2 looks good
TheURL Plus
2 20 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2022 3:56PM
Thanks Willie Smile
12 6.1k 130 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2022 4:31PM
Image number two works particularly well.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards Nathan
23 Apr 2022 5:22PM
Love them all.
TheURL Plus
2 20 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2022 5:28PM
Actually I do too! The thing about editing is that you can produce so many variations on a theme, all of which you like. You set out to improve a photo, but it bifurcates - and you end up with multiple end-results all of equal merit.
Karuma1970 10 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2022 5:54PM
Really good composition and the colours are so clear.

TheURL Plus
2 20 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2022 5:59PM
Thanks Mike - and for the UA too. When I started out with this image I wasn't sure if it was going to be worth doing, but with a bit of help from my EPZ friend here (he knows who he is!) I think it's been well worth it.
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2289 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2022 6:11PM
I thought the lead image was well done (is it a composite?) and quite like its natural wonkiness, but having seen the first version, I am impressed, even though the wonkiness is gone.
TheURL Plus
2 20 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2022 6:28PM
Thanks Pamela - no, it's not a composite, but we did have to do a fair bit of fiddling to compensate for my guesswork with a failing view-finder. I was photographing one house through the wall of the derelict neighboring house. I could see there were multiple possibilities here so I took a few; none of them were quite right. But I think we've managed to salvage something worthwhile from the exercise. It's not only battery-life that's affected by the cold. All electronic components are, and cameras do weird things in the severe cold. And you don't want your gloves off for long while you fiddle with things or clamber about amongst the rusty nails and broken glass!
suemart Plus
5 8 3 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2022 7:32PM
Great find and an interesting idea. The house in the versions seem brighter which I prefer. The lead has more context and I like that too.
TheURL Plus
2 20 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2022 7:38PM
Thanks Sue - the colours of the house in the lead are more accurate, but I do like the brighter ones too. The lead is perhaps more self-evident as to what's going on. Each has its merits! Smile
23 Apr 2022 10:19PM
A well-framed capture.

Spkr51 7 United States
23 Apr 2022 10:29PM
Excellent !!!!!
TheURL Plus
2 20 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2022 2:28PM
Thanks for the mod Norm - I do like that; a lot! I think I've got enough for a photobook of Greenland now, and if I ever do one I would certainly want to include this. Smile
Nigel_NZ 17 26 3 New Zealand
26 Apr 2022 7:37AM
My my Simon you certainly are doing it tough for this image, and thanks for it, I like the posted image more than the versions, shows more of the dereliction of the structure, the subject building appears fairly sound, but no doubt will succumb to the forces of nature eventually.

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