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Someone to love me

By suemart
Spotted this house which seemed to be a bit of an enigma. On the one hand, it had a look of dereliction about it (the boarded window and closed curtains), on the other hand, it was neat and tidy as if someone really cared for it. I wonder what its story is?

Any comments welcome, particularly with regard to the processing. Is the brown/orange tone in the sky a bit odd in your view?

Tags: General Derelict House

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pablophotographer 10 1.9k 411
14 Jul 2020 12:05PM
Hi. Was that in camera processing? Was that an Olympus filter which has been used to produce this?

I am not annoyed by the choice of colour. Old houses are suitable subjects for retro black and white or sepia treatment.

I notice an odd tilt to the right on the roof and the almost vertically placed pipe which could be perfectly genuine construction mistakes as door and windows seem to be fine horizontally. Tilt a couple of degrees to the left and see it it looks better.

pablophotographer
suemart Plus
4 4 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2020 12:10PM
Hi Pablo,
Thank you for your comments. I didn't use an Olympus filter. I used a texture layer then used a Photoshop photo filter. I noticed the tilting roof too - wasn't sure about the levelling but on reflection, I think you're right - a bit to the left might make it look better. I'll have a go.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2020 12:35PM
The slight anomalies are really down to a) standing quite close to the building giving a hint of converging verticals, and b) standing a bit to the left of centre, so that perspective gives a slight downward slope to the roof.
As a general principle for straightening, get the vertical nearest to the centre of the frame true, and then consider a perspective correction if necessary.
very nice toning, by the way, although the effect is more successful on the bricks than the sky.
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2020 12:54PM
Fascinating....I love an old house, makes you wonder!
Diane
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2020 1:06PM
Sad to see what was once a lovely home, being left to dereliction.
At first glance, I thought that was somebody at the bottom window.
I agree with Moira about the toning.
KateGrin
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
14 Jul 2020 2:29PM
It almost looks as if there's someone looking out the window on the right. Interesting boarded up house. Maybe a homeless person moved in and cleans up after dark. Good image.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 583 England
14 Jul 2020 3:26PM
A very interesting place.
Me....I would have knocked on the door Wink

Toning on the building suits the dereliction but makes the sky look a little drastic.
Yep, so needs a slight straighten as has been mentioned.
Love that old wooden porch.
suemart Plus
4 4 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2020 8:23PM

Quote:The slight anomalies are really down to a) standing quite close to the building giving a hint of converging verticals, and b) standing a bit to the left of centre, so that perspective gives a slight downward slope to the roof.
As a general principle for straightening, get the vertical nearest to the centre of the frame true, and then consider a perspective correction if necessary.



You have hit the nail right on the head Moira! I had to take the shot from behind railings which were too close but there was no option. There was also no chance of being more central which was a shame. Thank you for the advice re straightening - I have always been unsure as to which vertical to go with!

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