Boards & Buds

I went out last week to take photos and get some rare exercise, since the weather was beautiful, with sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. It turns out there is a big field on the hillside near my apartment complex, where there was probably a cabin at one point, but it has long since collapsed into rubble and been overgrown – perfect for photos!

Some, I think, look better in black and white…




And some in color:






3 Responses to “Boards & Buds”

  1. Angus Rockett
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    I like the way you captured the light on the things you were photographing. The photos in color seem to have worked out very well but I like the B&W pics too. Probably correct that they work better in B&W in this case.

    • ellen
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      Thanks! When I saw the scene in the first place, I thought it might be a good subject for black and white photos that would be based on some of a similar style I’d seen at the photo group in Rochester before moving down here. They’re very textural subjects, which is a factor I’ve heard in having a good B&W composition.

  2. ellen
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    I was directed to this link which shows a drive-by photo of the cabin when it was still standing in 2009! Pretty cool to see how it was just five years ago…

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