Bodie Window #1

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With favorite scenes to revisit and a lot of ground to cover, I went with the 24-70 and hand-holding. It would be shallow DOF day. I like to back off with windows and get them reasonably square in the frame, and will often straighten them more in post, but I liked this one as it was. (Nothing is square or straight in this place.)

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Screenshot 2024-07-08 at 3.24.08 PM

Minor global tonal tweaks in LR and a very slight crop from the top. In PS, denoise (hardly needed) and burning of some edges.

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Diane, I’m always impressed and inspired by your excellent eye to see things that might not be immediately apparent to many, and to find an often-unusual perspective on it. This is a great example.
Interesting, well-composed, and great processing. It might be cool in B&W , as well.
Fine work!

Thanks, @SandyR-B – I seem to have telephoto vision. I’m sure this would work in B/W – I’ll play with it when I get through the first round. Here’s a view from a few steps away.

I like this close-up view, Diane. It helps emphasize the remnants of the curtains and deterioration of the windows. The “related images” at the bottom make it look like you have a fine portfolio of windows from this location!

When you said “Nothing is square or straight in this place”, it reminded me of my first college days in the copper country of upper Michigan. I visited the apartment of some married friends in an old building and there wasn’t a right angle in the apartment!