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Home For Sale
18-NOV-2006 Victor Engel

Home For Sale

Austin, TX

I don't know if I can get this subject to work for this challenge, but I'd like to try. There certainly is a lot of stuff that could be removed from the image to simplify it. Ideas are welcomed.

Canon EOS 10D
1/60s f/3.5 at 28.0mm iso200 full exif

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Canon DSLR Challenge19-Nov-2006 16:37
Thanks. BTW, the green is actually siding. The fence I referred to is the raw wood. -- Victor
Canon DSLR Challenge19-Nov-2006 15:44
I really like the picture of the faucet and the green fence Victor - just crop out everything below the green and you have a great looking simple shot without any distractions! It may need a little more processing, but the colors and the comp look great! In the original picture, cropping out everything except the "P-trap" with the joists also makes an interesting shot. CJ
Canon DSLR Challenge19-Nov-2006 08:43
I'll see if I can get the shot tomorrow (er, today). -- Victor
Canon DSLR Challenge19-Nov-2006 07:32
I like Mary Anne's suggestion, that 'S' trap from the original angle with just OOF floor joists in the background could 'say it all' for me. The joists/bearers have wonderful grain.. those 'knots' are interesting. The title would work as 'For Sale' at least for me. ~ Regards Bob
Canon DSLR Challenge19-Nov-2006 05:03
I don't think a silhouette is possible without LOTS of photoshop work. I did, however, take this shot, with the fence and siding of the next door neighbor's house as background.

-- Victor
Canon DSLR Challenge19-Nov-2006 03:12
I like the tighter crop better, at least for this challenge topic. Have you thought about getting a silhouette? You know, simplifying it down to the bare bones of the house.
--Mary Anne
Canon DSLR Challenge19-Nov-2006 02:45
You don't get as much as you used to with houses these days. 8-)
Victor Engel19-Nov-2006 01:10
I don't want to lose the fact that this house is for sale, so I want to keep the For Sale sign in the picture. How about a tighter crop like this one? Another problem is that technically, I guess I'm trespassing to get these shots. Maybe I can call the number on the sign and get permission.
-- Victor
Canon DSLR Challenge19-Nov-2006 00:28
Victor, I'd try a closeup of one of the pipes with OOF background. Or is that too cliched? Actually, that shiny trap about a third of the way in on the left looks as if it might have some possibilities...interesting curved lines and maybe some reflections.
--Mary Anne