This was an old house still in use. I had taken this shot just after first light and liked the rustic look of it.


Old House by Ray Baker
Canon 60D; 17-55 Tamron lens; f/10;200 ISO

Don’s response
This image put me in mind of the work of the pictoralists. Ray Baker doesn’t say anything about his post processing techniques, so as a viewer I’m left to speculate about how much he pre-visualised this particular outcome. I have no problem with such extensive post-production editing if the final result is expressive.

Whilst I think this is a nice piece of artwork, there seems to be a struggle between the original subject and the way it’s presented. Perhaps it’s just me, but I feel as though the old look has overwhelmed the old house.


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