Suby & Sins House

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photoblog image Desolate Shanty

Desolate Shanty

Sinem In the house.

Update from Suby: Not every image has to have vivid colours....

Guys we have a new forum on shutterchance where discussions can now be situated. Check it out here

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

Desolate Shanty

Sinem In the house.

Update from Suby: Not every image has to have vivid colours....

Guys we have a new forum on shutterchance where discussions can now be situated. Check it out here

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

comments (23)

  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 20 Jun 2006, 03:27
Wow, where is this. Looks like a serial killers 'office'smile
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 20 Jun 2006, 03:57
Sinem...This is STUNNING!!! I love this shot. I love the feel, the tones, and the textures. Awesome!!!
Mmm... this kind of subdued tones are very much in line with my taste. smile May i suggest a little selective burning to direct viewer's focus?
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 20 Jun 2006, 05:50
This is fine, but it doesn't really impact me in any way. The colours seem a bit washed out (which was probably your intention) and the lighting is a bit bland. The textures of the wood interest me and I would love to see some simpler compositions of the various objects that make up this scene. Sorry to go all Suby on you.
Is Suby, resposible for the borders? The shot itself is fine technically (IMHO), but there's nothing really striking about it.
Yup something missing from the shot to give it that hmph! Otherwise I like the processing.
  • Subomi
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jun 2006, 10:42
Funny, I for one absolutely love the shot, don't comment much on the wife's images (hey don't want to be thought of being biased do I? smile )

However since I really love this shot, decided to drop some comments.
This earns a coveted "I LIKEY" from the Subster (and yes it is her 1st ONE EVER from me smile), This shot just seems to grab me, in my mind it is a perfect shot, I know for one no cropping was done to the shot, this is basicaly as it was shot, only a slight light dodge done to the colours.

The barrels in front of the shack sort of add something to this shot, and it is rerally in the middle of noehere and this shot shows that (to me).

Composition works for me and this is not even my type of shot, Sinem is more clued up on the landscape side of things than I am smile

Very good work Sinem, Keep it up.
Subomi
  • micki
  • 20 Jun 2006, 10:55
Fantastic image! I love the weathered boards of this old shanty and the spots of blue! Haven't seen enough work from you lately, and then you come back with this excellent shot! Keep up the good work.
  • Morenike
  • Nigeria
  • 20 Jun 2006, 10:57
Very "Sinematic". Get it? Sinem - atic - cinematic? okay, my jokes really suck...

Seriously, very good composition. I half expect Hannibal Lecter to pop out with his mask. wonder what the rest of the shed looks like. also like the tones and how the colours and tones are muted. I'm assuming from the title that this was the effect you were going for as it makes the picture look even more desolate and lonely.

How did you stumble on this place (please tell me this isn't your backyard, lol)? anyway it's a great find and you managed to capture its essence. Nice work.

Keep it up Sinem.
  • faustina
  • United States
  • 20 Jun 2006, 11:05
lovely shot. I just took a photo of something like this myself. I love the texture here.
Great one Sinem..I love the PP uve done..looks really good grin
  • Idefix
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jun 2006, 11:34
I love this. great compurure and the colours work really well for me, the blue from the barrels is just "right" for the mood
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 20 Jun 2006, 11:34
Looks fantastic, the colour especially, slightly dull, like it alot.
GREAT GREAT SHOT!!
  • Idefix
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jun 2006, 11:36
added - I meant great composure of course... My English is just about ok, it's my typing that's diabolical
;-)
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Jun 2006, 13:04
great capture, love the rustic look.
A backwoods shack where if you went around back you would see a moonshine still boiling up a brew of mountain whiskey. Nice feeling to the image.
  • Judy D
  • United States
  • 20 Jun 2006, 13:37
Nice shot of days past! Hard times! But less stress! I would love to plunder it, just to see what their life was like. I like it. The colors are all natural, so to me right on.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Jun 2006, 14:39
wonderful! something i would love to paintsmile
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 20 Jun 2006, 15:05
Lovely composition and the slight muting of the colours really adds to the feel.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 20 Jun 2006, 16:41
Suby...About printing digital photos, I will enlighten you now since it will probably be a little while before I have time to go into it on my blog.

In short I went to 5 places in search of one where they printed out with the skin tones that I saw here on my computer’s monitor, which is a high resolution, very large 21”, flat panel LCD. The colors I saw here were pretty much straight from the camera for the Bat Mitzvah shoot I did 2 weeks ago. One place was worse than the last. Everything from silly putty to mud, no rosey tones at all. Red heads were beige brown, blonds, well, nasty. I thought the shoot I was so proud of was completely blown. I was at my wits end and ready to cry and give up defeated until I went to a place that actually calibrates their monitors with this nifty little device called a "Huey". The tones in the shots from that place were correct and perhaps better than what I had seen here at home.

What did I do? First I did the happy dance and then I bought a Huey, ran home and installed it on my computer and ran it. I was glad to see that my monitor was actually really close, but it was still off. The neatest thing about this little device is after the initial calibration, it sits on the desk next to the monitor facing you. While it sits there it takes room light readings and adjusts the monitor continuously to the changing room light. What else is neat is that since it reads so often you don't notice it changing and your colors stay true. Well worth the $90 I paid. There are others out there and they are cheaper, but I cannot say how good they are. I had heard of this one before and since it is the same one this photo finishing place uses, I decided to get it for myself.

I was also advised that a big mistake people make is tweaking colors too much in Photoshop. Most cameras do a really great job of capturing accurate colors, but if you do tweak, get a Huey or the like. I did hear, however, that Nikon has issues with the printing process, not sure why though, this also may be a matter of opinion. So if you shoot with a Nikon and have had issues, a Huey device is probably a must have.

In the end I saved myself about $800, since the next step was me going out and buying the Epson R2400, which I am not ready to do. There are so many other pieces of equipment I need first.

I have an amazing opportunity coming in the near future that just sort of fell into my lap in the last couple of days. It will require some special studio equipment that I may have found used through a friend of my husband. More about this at another time, since the details are still a bit sketchy, lets just say it involves a music equipment industry publication and product advertising. wink. I am so excited!
Intriguing. I'm really liking this shot Sinem.
I can understand where the others are going at. Maybe next time you can hard a little something to the scene before taking the shot wink
im in love with this pic, sinem. it is like a still from a terence malick film (who made one of my favourite films of all time, "badlands") in its stillness and beauty. stunning, nice one smile
  • mihai
  • Romania
  • 28 Jun 2006, 01:19
good post processing, cool colors..just like it!

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