View from the Cabin Porch

May 13, 2013  •  2 Comments

Shenandoah R. VA Park 0090_HDR On the hike in the Shenandoah River Park we came upon a simple cabin set back about 200 feet from the river. The tree line visible above the porch railing on the right is on the river's edge. I was drawn both to the view as well as the green door and doorknob. The composition may not work for everyone but I shot to include both the doorknob as well as a view down the river valley. It is close to noon and the sun is high and to the right making the porch very shaded. So I needed to address the wide range of light. Using the exposure bracketing on the Olympus OMD, I shot handheld 3 shots rapid fire at +/- 1 f stop. The shots were then merged in HDR Efex. Olympus [email protected], 1/200s (and +/- 1 ev), f13, ISO 400.


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Patti Barksdale(non-registered)
It works for me. I love the contrast between the knob, the door, the old wood, and life beyond. In an instant I my mind goes to who lived there, who painted the door, what did they think as they sat on the porch. What could it tell us if it could speak...
Ann Littlefield Coleman(non-registered)
My kind of picture. I love it! Oh how these old cabins can tell a silent story all on their own. The paint is dried and weathered. I suspect someone painted the door at a later date to "upgrade" the looks. What town is this close to? I would love to see this cabin from a different angle to get the full effects of its surrounding.
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