This Old House
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I drove by this old house the other day and thought it would make a great picture. The house was probably quite nice in it's day. The signs on the door struck me as a little humorous, since there are two no trespassing signs and then the sign hanging on the door says for sale by owner. I guess he wants to sell the house but you're not allowed to look at it. The house is really beyond any type of repair and you would be better off leveling the entire house. Anyway, it would make a great haunted house for halloween.
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Great shot. I agree the signs are a bit "strange" :) I think if the rocks on the right falls away, the whole structure will collapse.
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@ 2008-04-20 01:18:05
Wonderful shot. I found those door signs amusing too! :)
@ 2008-04-20 05:36:21
Dramatic HDR and tone mapping adds an illustrative quality to the image
@ 2008-04-20 07:05:00
Superb details as always, well done!
@ 2008-04-20 08:33:41
Stunning textures and details. This house looks like a fine subject to photograph.
@ 2008-04-20 15:39:43
I love what you've done here...captured the details, textures and upped the contrast. Great composition, John!
@ 2008-04-20 17:17:47
like the tones in harmony- like too Baltimore , looks very metallic with your post processing-
@ 2008-04-20 18:26:25
cette maison est Ã vendre ???
pour une piÃ¨ce symbolique alors !!!
il est mÃªme dangereux de s'y promener ...
les couleurs sont magnifiques, la photo superbe, vraiment !!!
@ 2008-04-20 18:34:48
Great composition, with the lines leading to the door. The colors look a little unreal to my eye. Good eye in seeing this door and the signs.
@ 2008-04-20 18:35:45
Love the composition and subject. Wondering if the processing is a tad strong. I actually get lost in the details. Sometimes I use a Soft Light or OverLay blend layer, adjust overtones for a similar, but less drastic look.
@ 2008-04-20 20:32:33
WOW! What a cool find for a photographer. You did a nice job capturing the feel of this old place John. I like the depth to it. It's sad to see old buildings go into decay. I bet this old structure was the envy of the towns people in its day.
@ 2008-04-20 20:32:52
A fascinating find...but just imagine the sweat equity needed for this fixer upper ;)
@ 2008-04-20 20:51:24
proche d'une certaine bande dessinÃ©e. Vraiment hyper rÃ©aliste
@ 2008-04-20 22:14:41
Too bad it was neglected for so long. It would cost a fortune to restore it now and then a person could end up in a money pit with nothing. It does look like it was a nice place at one time. I'm guessing people who live on the street probably enter the place to sleep or whatever else. Neat find.
@ 2008-04-20 22:29:06
This building does seem a bit eerie. Amazing colors and textures here. Great shot.
@ 2008-04-20 22:43:02
That is a beautifully seedy looking building. Good eye, John.
@ 2008-04-20 23:18:27
Money and courage for the one who's tending to buy it.
@ 2008-04-21 01:36:15
Gorgeous image and I love the texture of the wall.
@ 2008-04-21 01:59:02
l'harmonie des couleurs et la finesse des dÃ©tails contribuent Ã faire de cette capture une magnifique photo
great shot, john !
@ 2008-04-21 02:39:41
Pretty texture of stones and wood, nice tones of colors between blue and yellow ! Good work ;)
@ 2008-04-21 03:21:13
Encore des teintes magnifiques !!!
@ 2008-04-21 04:03:06
great subject colors and contrast
@ 2008-04-21 08:22:15
Terrific colors and textures - the processing makes it look a bit like a drawing.
@ 2008-04-21 08:35:19
j'aime beaucoup cette photo. tout y est beau
@ 2008-04-21 08:59:16
So tasteful! :-)
@ 2008-04-21 09:12:00
Woaw, nice composition !
@ 2008-04-21 10:22:23
Very interesting snap. Like the show of urban decay and the way the wall has just fallen apart and the random rock effect.
@ 2008-04-21 11:14:14
Great textures - really love how the dilapidation has come out; and a very interesting composition with the side wall leading to the door.
@ 2008-04-21 11:23:43
I'd hate to see the insurance premium for that haunted house. The doorway on the house is fabulous. Great image.
@ 2008-04-21 11:31:06
Very nice dynamic range here. I also like the spot-on perpendiculars with the interesting lead in lines.
@ 2008-04-21 12:37:58
Beautiful composition. I like the perpective and the textures. Very well seen for the signs!
@ 2008-04-21 12:39:56
Great work! Well seen and lovely postpocessing!
@ 2008-04-21 15:13:46
I'm hoping you have some more of this house....this frame makes me curious to see what the whole house (what is left of it) looks like. Pretty cool subject - we don't get that out here. If a house is built in '85, it is considered old (seriously)!
@ 2008-04-21 15:47:12
i'm sure some sleezy realtor is listing this house on craigslist as having "old world charm"
@ 2008-04-21 15:48:44
I like lots details there, the image is very rich in colors too...
Miro at LightIsAllAround.com
@ 2008-04-21 15:53:58
Very cool colors - I like the perspective that brings the orange from the foreground into the orange in the background.
@ 2008-04-21 16:13:51
colorful shot. i especially like the textures and detail of the rocks and wood on the right.
@ 2008-04-21 17:17:39
Great composition. i like the scene.
@ 2008-04-21 20:05:36
Whoa, the house definitely has a lot of character. Even though it is past its heyday there is still a magical appeal; but that could be attributable to the photographer ;-)
Kevin from OrganicPIX.com
@ 2008-04-21 22:21:30
Wow! Quite interesting colors. It looks like something worked on in Lightroom. It's really an awesome pic!
@ 2008-04-22 00:11:07
Wonderful all these different textute... really nice shot :))
@ 2008-04-22 02:50:56
Love the post processing and the colours
@ 2008-04-22 03:28:10
Great processing, John. Nice work!
Beeps and Chirps
@ 2008-04-22 07:14:47
Wow! Love the tones here! Beautiful framed and composed too, great work as usual!
@ 2008-04-22 07:26:03
Terrific catch John, top HDR again.
@ 2008-04-22 09:11:50
De superbes textures et une bonne composition pour cette trÃ¨s belle photo, amicalement
@ 2008-04-22 09:18:45
So much detail, such a great angle. Bravo! I love it! One of my favorites.
@ 2008-04-22 09:30:48
A fine house to notice and shoot. I really like the color tones and detail in this shot. You chose a great viewpoint too. Well done.
@ 2008-04-22 09:44:00
This one is a splendor!
@ 2008-04-22 09:58:54
Amazing composition. And another one great HDR in your basket
@ 2008-04-22 12:07:39
great angle and composition. powerfull hdr processing.
@ 2008-04-22 14:08:30
Awesome shot. Very good HDR work.
@ 2008-04-22 15:14:59
Interesting HDR with fantactic colors. I don't believe that it will stay to Halloween.
@ 2008-04-22 16:03:12
Nice mood in this picture. The hyperrealistic postprocessing gives an impression of being out of the time
@ 2008-04-22 16:24:48
It does indeed make a great picture. Very spooky!!
m a r t a
@ 2008-04-22 17:22:05
Fantastic textures and colors!!! Excellent!
@ 2008-04-22 18:30:26
Wow...look at that wood! You've done a great job in bringing out the character in this old house (no pun intended). The door/signs are pretty humorous and textures in the photo are fantastic.
@ 2008-04-22 19:44:16
Love the harsh texture of the wall and the vibrant colours. Well done.
@ 2008-04-23 03:14:07
Wow what is left to say John? Haha I guess I will say nice shot :)
@ 2008-04-23 07:30:48
superbe endroit, superbes couleurs dans cette photo, bravo !
@ 2008-04-23 07:47:16
c'est gÃ©nial..tes images sont pleines de tendresse et la compo est gÃ©niale!
@ 2008-04-23 09:36:30
Love the crazy contrast and saturation in this image! Excellent work mate.
@ 2008-04-23 11:28:11
great framing. there's something about the colours that i don't like though. maybe a bit too vibrant? it looks a bit like a painting. not a critique in any way ... still interesting viewing though.
@ 2008-04-23 17:41:51
This one is brilliant, I love the structure of the rocks, great lighting!!!
@ 2008-04-24 13:12:58
me encanta esta foto me gustan mucho los edificios abandonados en ruinas, son muy buenos para fotografiarlos!!
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@ 2008-04-24 15:15:02
Love the wall pointing to the door. I'm not sure I would want to trespass here - unless there are great photo ops inside!
@ 2008-04-25 20:40:34
Merci pour ta visite sur mon blog. Superbes clichÃ©s, il y a vraiment quelquechose dans chacunes de tes photos.Super travail. j'aime beaucoup. A bientÃ´t, bonne soirÃ©e
@ 2008-04-28 11:40:00
Love the detail in this, wonderful shot.
@ 2008-04-30 18:57:26
This brings me back to my youth. There was a house similar to this around the corner from me. What rich colors & textures, and a bit of a human touch.
@ 2008-05-04 11:07:52
TrÃ¨s belle ambiance... la composition est magnifique... et les textures ainsi que les couleurs sont Ã l'honneur.
@ 2008-05-07 08:04:34
Excuse my english;you're the best!I i'm crazy of your job!!
@ 2008-05-10 06:59:19
Nice tone mapping,ur PP is very good bud !!
@ 2008-07-23 08:05:25
oh my god.... I've never seen something soo beautiful
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