...."Beautiful Old Home"....
This ...."Beautiful Old Home".... is located in Kearney,
Nebraska, USA. Thirty Miles east of our home.
The community of Kearney has a rich pioneer history.
Early pioneers and 49'ers converged at Fort Kearny
following there dreams on the Mormon, Oregon and
California Trails. Later the Pony Express, Overland
Stage, Union Pacific Railroad, telegraph and Lincoln
Highway all passed throught Kearney as they physically
connected the east and west coasts.
Fort Kearny, named for Colonel Stephen Watts Kearny
was built in 1848 to protect those heading west on the
Oregon Trail. More than 30,000 travelers passed through
the fort as they headed west during an 18-month period
around the gold rush. The town of Kearney is named
after Fort Kearny and you will notice an extra "e" in
Kearney. It seems that someone in the Post Office made
a spelling error and by the time it was realized, no one felt
a change was necessary.
From these humble beginnings of a small pioneer fort,
Kearney now is a city of 30,000 and has the 3rd largest
University in the state. It is also a major Medical center
for Central Nebraska and many miles around. Most
medical issues are handle here, however, if necessary
individuals can be flown immediately to Denver, Colorado
or Lincoln and Omaha in Nebraska.
Thanks to everyone for looking in.
Original, light shadow lightening, sharpend, sized for TE
Shutter Speed - 1/160
Exposure Bias 0.0
flash - no
tripod - no
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pablominto (53746) 2008-11-03 6:32
A charming piece of architecture!
The picket fence surrounding the nice and well groomed garden, and the image is well composed, with great details & colours...
I recognize the architecture, as there are quite a few houses like this in Norway too, dating back to late 1800s or early 1900s!
buscape (6219) 2008-11-03 6:40
very nice shot of this old house.
I like your composition very much. The white diagonal garden fence builds a good contrast with the green garden and so the house does. Nice trees in the garden and some branches hanging into the image. Have you done a retouching on the left top of the roof ? Maybe the Satellite Dish ?
Anyway, good picture.
tedesse (25135) 2008-11-03 6:50
Excellent composition,good POV,beautiful and interesting architecture of this old house.
Splendid colours and lovely light.
AROBN54 (11475) 2008-11-03 6:59
oh, you're not kidding! That IS beautiful. Wonderful clear, rich color, perfect light and contrast, outstanding composition and framing with the tree to the right and the picket fence on an angle. It all looks so clean and fresh! Really a lovely shot... Many thanks and warm regards,
npecanhuk (75592) 2008-11-03 7:13
Although I miss a bit of saturation (but that's very personnal), the picture is very very beautiful, interesting and well-taken! The subject is truly very nice and your viewpoint and composition were perfectly done so that the result is so good!
I really like it, I mean it!
TFS - Congratulations!
jonathan_hart (21276) 2008-11-03 9:17
maybe you could add some contrast
i remember this photo, still a beautiful house and the POV and framing chosen are very fine
shevchenko (20548) 2008-11-03 23:06
Interesting composition to introduce an old house, this old house still looking new painted in white color, detail to see it design from far, good pov to include beautiful gardening, thanks for sharing.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-11-04 2:18
A superb house and a superb flowered garden. A composition well balanced with the white barrier which give a nice diagonal. This barrier guides our glance. I like too the vegetal framing.
Good and intersting job.
Have a good day,
jhm (154548) 2008-11-04 2:26
Thank you very much for your excellent note, I have something learned today.
Best friend, you show us a very well quality picture, very well composition.
The white fence in foreground care for a nice view through the construction.
Nice architecture of this house, soft colours and nice presentation, very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Dyerco (10185) 2008-11-04 4:28
Nicely composed and framed by the trees on each side and the fence on the diagonal. A very stately old home indeed.
janneman (2900) 2008-11-04 9:56
Beeautiful composition and pov. the colours are very vivid.
But the most I like the fence going front the left to the middle: adds something to the perspective and makes is a great shot.
PaulVDV (29531) 2008-11-04 10:37
A very good composition with nice colours and contrasts.
I also think the fact you included the fence makes the picture extra beautiful.
Best regards, Paul
bracasha75 (24589) 2008-11-04 14:44
O yes i have join alreday(thank you) in this picture and the home is just for wishing
I like this house match
Floydian (30970) 2008-11-05 5:37
You show some interesting work from the Amercican country side. Instead of the usual N.P views you show us the other side of the country in a way which is very pleasant to look.
Here you maybe just did a bit to much the S/H tool, but that's a small detail, the overal view in composition and colour to that beautiful house is wonderful.
It's been a long time ago since i was in Nebraska, but never saw it like this. I like such old classic Amercian houses, they sure stand the test of time and look great.
A fine decent shot...very nice work.
ManuMay (36265) 2008-11-05 7:45
What a nice view... a place to relax and enjoy land, peaceful and colourful, very nice... an image very well composed and balanced.
jvachon (548) 2008-11-05 10:42
I love these old stately homes. I would also love to have a house with such a great wrap around porch.
Nice colours , details and POV of this well kept home.
The best, Joni
gildasjan (43650) 2008-11-05 10:55
Très jolie demeure n'est-ce-pas?Sous ce ciel bleu et dans cet environnement elle est très bien mise en valeur.
Waylim (25502) 2008-11-05 11:14
It's absolutely beautiful, everything is pristine and perfectly manicure garden and freshly painted fence and mansion. Look like a movie set. beautiful composition. Color seem to lake some clarity and contrast, It look like there is a layer of haze or you shot this image throught tinted window. Could it be something you've done during processing?
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2008-11-05 12:45
Excellent scenery, light and good sharpness.
The depth and POV are beautiful.
Greetings from Türkiye.
asajernigan (21427) 2008-11-05 17:21
This is a fine old house and you have presented it nicely. Your composition is fine using the fence to create a border and a nice diagonal. The diagonal gives the photo a nice sense of direction. The lighting and colors are fine with excellent sharpness and detail. The overhanging trees frame the scene nicely helping to attract the eye to the house.
danyy (0) 2008-11-05 23:40
j'adore vraiment cette photo, pour le rendu des couleurs très fraiches, mais aussi pour le sujet en lui-même.
Excellement bien cadré et un post processing efficace mais visible.
trekks (14348) 2008-11-06 1:31
This is a beautiful home! I like the white fence you included in FG to contrast with all the garden green, partly because the sky is blue with little cloud. You chose a good time of day for this light control.
I see just a little smear at the left roof top and next to chimney? Some defects?
LeeLoo (0) 2008-11-06 4:12
Dear Larry Williams!
Home sweet home.
Very nice colors.
Bugraa (933) 2008-11-07 5:21
Hi My Friend Larry;
The sharpness and overall clarity are lovely and you have made perfect use of the foreground to produce a very polished image.
The light seem perfect for this type of composition and the garden fence give it a natural atmosphere.
With My Complimens.
Dot2008 (290) 2008-11-07 7:10
Good morning Larry
A beautiful rendition of the american dream,
the white fence adding so much charm to this neat and tidy place with the manicured lawn.
mark_mk (266) 2008-11-07 11:39
I just discovered your gallery, have to say, you have some nice shots in your gallery! I like this one a lot, the colors look nice and that fence works great as a lead in and also to create some depth. You`re right, it is a beautiful home, many thanks for sharing this one!
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-11-08 1:15
Oh yes Larry. This is so beautiful. Amazing sharpness with the white picket fence in good leading perspective. Blue sky is a bonus. Well done. Jusni
cunejo200 (7281) 2008-11-08 6:35
Good morning Larry,
I am trying to see changes from the last time I viewed this image. Can't really tell. This is a superb Americana posting. Gorgeous, one of your many bests, composition wise. My compliments...Danilo
toto (0) 2008-11-10 3:11
belle photo de cette très jolies maison avec en plus ses partères et son jardin biens entretenus.
Belle architecture, beau ciel, jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
mauro61 (52857) 2008-11-10 9:21
bella inquadratura con la staccionata che oltre a prospettiva crea profondità.
Ottimo il soggetto ripreso con una buona luce, cosi pure i colori
grantlp (2113) 2008-11-14 4:42
It certainly is a picturesque and charming "old home", which has been presented to us viewers through your superb POV. The white picket fence creates an excellent intro to the image and the inclusion of the greenery at the top of the frame adds even more appeal to the shot. Very well done.
bisok (948) 2008-12-06 13:22
Amazing composition very well presented.
Interesting photographer's note.
penny12 (132) 2009-04-29 8:35
What a lovely place! Like a dollhouse! Wonderful colours and that charming old house in the middle cathing the eye!