Old Farm House

9 years 11 months ago #173789 by lesanne45



what to do to make this a better shot?

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9 years 11 months ago #173794 by Gary Trent photography
Too busy. (branches)
Maybe a diff angle?
or photo the detail ie: upper window etc.
good in b&w tho

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9 years 11 months ago - 9 years 11 months ago #173821 by icepics
I'd try different vantage points - walk around and try getting different shots, maybe with some of the branches out of the picture. A little more foreground would help too I think. I'm noticing some interesting shadows on the house from the branches, maybe framing the shot so you notice those more instead of the branches would make for a more interesting photo.

The conversions to B&W tend to look more grayscale than truly B&W so it might need some adjustment.

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9 years 11 months ago #173824 by litaliangod
What normally anyone would comment on this is the branches !! They cover this beautiful farm house / mansion. And as all the others who commented, I too would walk arround this structure to get a better angle so as to get the entire building without any mess. Since this structure is a bit tall, going near to this and shooting it in entire would not be a good idea....but worth a try !

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9 years 11 months ago #175480 by lit-photography08
try different side view, the branches are distracted with the beauty of the house.:thumbsup:

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9 years 11 months ago #178727 by Trilby
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm guessing you're going for a quaint and rural kind of feel....? If so, I tend to agree with what everyone else has said.

However, if I was photographing that scene, all I'd look for dark and moody 'Southern Gothic' kind of feel. And, as such, I actually quite like the branches and the shadows they're casting on the wall, but they'd need to be included so as not to distract from the rest of the scene so much. If I'd shot from that perspective, I might have composed it all a bit more to the left so some of the bush would be hidden, but you'd still get the shadows on the wall.

But looking at it, if you moved a bit to the right, and in a bit closer, you'd probably be able to get the shadows on the house without the bush.

Another way of saying all this is, refine your concept, makes for a better shot every time. :)

There is no black & white; it's all 18% grey.
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9 years 11 months ago #179249 by lesanne45
I have tried other angles since taking this shot and have found that because the bush sits right in front of the house and is actually as tall as the house I just can't get around it. I have concluded (but may be wrong) this house was a poor subject to choose. but I just love its character minus the bush.

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9 years 11 months ago #179250 by Gary Trent photography
@ lesanne45

I wouldn't completely "abandon" the idea of this being
a great subject to photo.
If you live near by, try diff. times of the year.
Maybe in summer when the tree has leaves?
Maybe farther back to include some of it's surroundings?
Maybe with snow?
Maybe with an old car in front, or people walking?
Work with it !

One thing for sure .... keep it straight.
This image is tilting to the left ...... (a no,no)
It might be old, but not that old . . . . LOL

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9 years 11 months ago #179262 by lesanne45

Gary Trent photography wrote: @ lesanne45

I wouldn't completely "abandon" the idea of this being
a great subject to photo.
If you live near by, try diff. times of the year.
Maybe in summer when the tree has leaves?
Maybe farther back to include some of it's surroundings?
Maybe with snow?
Maybe with an old car in front, or people walking?
Work with it !

One thing for sure .... keep it straight.
This image is tilting to the left ...... (a no,no)
It might be old, but not that old . . . . LOL


Thank you I will try all of these

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9 years 11 months ago #179271 by Gary Trent photography
Just hope that I (we) are of some help.
good photography to you lesanne45

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