One of countless old wooden houses in Tambov. Tambov was founded in 1636. Many houses are a heritage from this past time. For me Tambov is a beautiful open air museum...sometimes you can find an old house inbetween modern architecture. Incredible...I wanted to keep this photograps (there will be more to come) in black and white in order to get the atmosphere of a past time were modern thechnology did not exist. Increased the contrast and over exposed it slightly on purpose.
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paromitadey (623) 2011-10-20 3:16
Nice attempt. I liked the worn-out old wooden house the staircase with the surrounding weeds and the backyard giyes this a mysterious feel. But I would have preferred if the shot was a little less expossed than what it is so that the tree in the backyard had some visibility and a little more details. Also may be a little less sharpening would have given a soften effect of the old snaps in an album.
Keep shooting and posting.
Juzo (4349) 2011-10-20 3:19
I actually like the overexposure, it works well in the contrast to the building, it is an interesting angle and good composition of this rustic scene. I feel it looks a little too 'treated' almost like hdr, maybe a more natural feel in production would feel better.
dale54 (6655) 2011-10-20 4:08
wonderfull b&w shot,you can feel russia thru this shot,thats hard to do,but you did it!great feel in it too!lovely stuff alfons!! have a great day. dr
ilghiz (708) 2011-10-21 7:36
In black and white it looks better than it would look in colour, I think. You worked well with shadows and highligts to convey the time worn textures of the scene and a look of an old photo. Nice detail: satellite, showing there's still life in this house )
It'd be good if you posted the colour version as a workshop to compare.
Reminded me of one of my pictures I made in Turkey
- Copyright: Alfons Salmhofer (salmonelli) (128)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-10-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF-S 18-135 f3.5-5.6 IS, CMOS APS-C
- Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-20 2:51