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  1. invisible

    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Abandoned-looking house, manicured lawn... Shot just outside of the ghost town of Manfred, North Dakota.
     
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    really cool sky!
     
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    I have no technical CC but I will say that you have really captured a feeling here. The intensity of the sky, the carpet like smoothness of the grass, and the high level of contrast in the building. Love it.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The leaning effect ... is it from the wide angle lens, or did you have the impression the house was leaning, indeed, when you were there?
    Did you get home dry, what with this sky and all? Looks cool. Menancing, but cool.
     
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    This homestead capture deserves a frame. Nice work.
     
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    The manicured lawn, the sky, and the old house seemingly succumbing to a sink hole, all tend to make this an interesting shot. But there's something overdone about it, so I'm giving it a :thumbup::thumbdown:
     
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    The house was actually leaning, and badly. I positioned the camera perpendicular to the ground and placed the horizon in the middle of the frame to avoid any distortions, then cropped the foreground to taste. No wide-angle lens distortion here, what you see is what I saw :)

    The sky you see here happened right after a one-hour brutal thunderstorm (we were having lunch in a restaurant in the next town). An hour after this photo was taken, there would not be a single cloud in the sky. That's the prairie weather for you :)

    Believe it or not, this has been my photo that I've sold the fastest, ever. Posted it on my Facebook page on Wednesday evening, and sold a big print of it the next morning.

    Haha, thanks, no problem :)

    Thanks everybody for your kind feedback!
     
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    Wow I love this shot did you use an HDR?
     
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    Totally badass. If you walk up on the porch an old witch will come out and turn you to stone.
     
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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    No, I'm old school :)

    Either that, or a squatter has you for lunch!

    Thanks, jvw and PlanetStarbucks!
     

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