A Quaint Cottage

This adorable home has always intrigued me because of its unique exterior and its placement in relation to other homes on the street. I decided to ask if I could capture a shot with all the flowers currently blooming and they said sure. After speaking with the owners I found out they love the beach and that is reflected in the exterior styling. The house is over a hundred years old and after a small tour I could see they put their heart and soul into the home. I actually had a few obstacles this night and choosing to do this on a night with 15 mph winds was not my best move, but the real problem I had was the depth between the foreground and house. First I started shooting by focusing on the house but then the flowers were not sharp, so I switched focus to more in the front which left the house questionable. I shot a ton of images lighting the bushes and what not but they would not register after I changed focus, so even though I had better shots, without the house sharp it would have not worked. The following evening was calm as could be and I wondered why I could not have waited 24 hours?  In my defense it was supposed to rain for two days and I worried the flowers would get beat.

11 responses to “A Quaint Cottage

  1. This is my parent’s house.I grew up there.No home is loved and cherished more than this one! Love the picture I want one,how do I get one?

  2. So then there’s a lot more to this then just get out the camera and shoot,,huh? I admire your patience & perseverance! Love this photo….

  3. This is beautiful, and I’m happy someone who grew up in the house found their way here to see this 🙂 Thank you for sharing your process.

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