Welcoming Home

This old farm-house has been lovingly cared for by the owners for as far back as I can remember and since I only grew up about two blocks from here I saw it pretty often. It is hard to tell that it sits on a hill but way back in my youth the Boro used to actually block off this street for us kids to sled down. I told the owners I would be doing a photo outside in the rain so they turned all kind of lights on for me. I finished up and went to say goodbye and they asked if I wanted to see their Christmas tree?  Well being the nostalgic old-timer I am, I took a look and decided I just had to try to capture the magic. Again they were very accommodating because I noticed the hardwood floor was very reflective but there was an area rug covering most of the nice wood, so we moved the rug out and got this great reflection across the floor. Imagine a snowy winter night outside and you are snuggled up on the chair with visions of candy canes dancing in your head.

13 responses to “Welcoming Home

    • thank you. I always liked the play between warm and cool.I shoot raw but I still change white balance in camera so I get a better feel for what I want, so the blue effect is usually shot at anywhere from 2500 to 3500 with flash so the white light goes cool. that is what I did on the walls and ceiling.

      • Your techniques serve you well. It’s really something identifiable when your pictures can be viewed and without any prompt, they’re known as yours alone. A real talent. 🙏

      • thank you. I tend to not think about that but you are exactly right. its funny how my photo interests have changed because there was a time when i was all butterflies and closeups, then landscapes, then infrared, now buildings. I like the challenge of creating a shot that is only possible by my adding light to make it a reality and can’t be duplicated by anyone else..

  1. Your labor of love is greatly appreciated. So glad you are out & about & capturing these beautiful Christmas scenes. Thanks & have a blessed, healthy New Year.

  2. I can imagine. Always love your comments and stories along with your photos. But, of course, you know that. I’m happy to check in here and see you’re up to something.

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