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Rural Scene

I don't know what these buildings actually are. I think the one is a barn. I just liked the look of them as I was driving by yesterday so stopped and took a shot. The first one is without much editing at all.

This second one is where I made the colors a little brighter to bring things out more and make it look like what I actually saw. I like this shot pretty well for a color photograph.

Photo by Angel Sharum (me)

And here is the black and white version that I shared in my Facebook photography group. I like the black and white, but not really any better than the color version this time. I like them both.

Photo by Angel Sharum (me)

Which one do you like best? Why do you like that one?

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bestwriter wrote on August 28, 2014, 9:33 PM

I suppose to appreciate nature, colour is necessary.

LoudMan wrote on August 28, 2014, 9:43 PM

I prefer the color one this time. Just think, at one point in history, entire families were raised in houses the size of the building on the left.

paperdaisyflower7 wrote on August 28, 2014, 9:55 PM

They look like what they call shanty? what ever they are looks peaceful and really rural

AngelSharum wrote on August 28, 2014, 10:25 PM

I don't think so all the time, but in this instance I do like the color.

AngelSharum wrote on August 28, 2014, 10:25 PM

Yep,and now two people think they need 5,000 sq. feet.

MegL wrote on August 29, 2014, 8:00 AM

I like the enhanced colour photograph in this article. It's bright and looks happy!

thecoffeefox wrote on August 29, 2014, 11:42 AM

The black and white one reminds me of the beginning of The Wizard Of Oz. :D

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on August 29, 2014, 12:49 PM

I'm going to like any version of old buildings.

BarbRad wrote on August 29, 2014, 1:43 PM

I like it in color. I'm glad God didn't give us nature in black and white. I see you couldn't get rid of the wires in either photo. Wires seem to intrude on so many scenic places. I'm always shooting from underneath them, if I can, to get them out of the photo.

Ellis wrote on August 29, 2014, 4:06 PM

The barn roofs have been lost somewhat in the black and white...maybe that is why its not packing as much punch as some of your other B&W pics...

AngelSharum wrote on August 29, 2014, 7:53 PM

That is a good thing I guess. It was a great movie.

AngelSharum wrote on August 29, 2014, 7:54 PM

LOL me too. They are one of my favorite things to photograph.

AngelSharum wrote on August 29, 2014, 7:54 PM

I couldn't get under them. I didn't even try to clone them out in this photo. I don't know whether I could or not.

AngelSharum wrote on August 29, 2014, 7:55 PM

Probably so. It is not one of the ones I really like in black and white.

BarbRad wrote on August 30, 2014, 12:11 AM

I'm not good at trying to get them out. They are what they are. I just wish they weren't in the way so often.

LynnWrites wrote on August 30, 2014, 1:15 AM

I really like them both. They each have a unique feel about them.

PriscillaKing wrote on September 2, 2014, 8:27 AM

Either of the color ones is preferable to the black and white one. (The thing about the families in those tiny houses is that they only slept there--they stored stuff in various outbuildings and spent their days out in the fields working.)

AngelSharum wrote on September 2, 2014, 3:32 PM

This is true. They didn't worry about space because they weren't inside as much.

SandraLPetersen wrote on September 7, 2014, 8:35 AM

I prefer the color photo because it brings out the red roofs against the blue sky and green fields. Somehow, I think it emphasizes the weathered appearance of the two buildings. I know the electrical wires frame the two buildings on the top and there was no way to avoid having them in the photo but I'm not so keen on them. They seem to disturb the rustic quality of the photos. I would like the black and white photo as more of a closeup of the two buildings or maybe even one of them to show their weathered nature. The one on the left is quite a study in itself. Anyway, those are just my thoughts. You have a good eye for interesting things like this.

AngelSharum wrote on September 7, 2014, 11:31 PM

I couldn't get any closer or anything to do different angles. It is private property. I took this shot from the road. I might be able to clone out some of the power lines, but I'm not sure.