A Winter’s Day

03 Feb

Went out with family Saturday to a historic site and shot a few dozen photos, but the snow washed out a handful of them. I’m still learning the craft, so several were deleted or reshot. Still, I like to keep a few imperfect shots and muck around with colors, cropping, etc.

After some editing to dampen the blown-out overexposure, this picture looks nice in black-and-white. It’s a nothing shot — no real focus — but it shows a rustic old tavern, moved to the historic site then reconstructed and furnished as it might have been in the late 1700s.

Skip ahead about a hundred years, and the brick building on the right was used as a school house.


Posted by on February 3, 2013 in Journeys, Life, Uncategorized


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2 responses to “A Winter’s Day

  1. Suzanne Costigan

    February 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I also have an interest in photography, something I’d love to learn more about, but rarely give it the time… This picture quite beautiful.

    • Keanan

      February 3, 2013 at 6:57 pm


      Photography is an interest I’d like to expand. What little I know has been picked up from professionals or more experienced amateurs, as well as my own trial-and-error learning. It’s a way of being creative when my mind needs a break from writing or editing. Most of my photos are less awesome than I’d hoped, as is most of my writing, but even the pros will take dozens of shots, sometimes hundreds, to find the perfect one.

      The one in this post is far from perfect — it was almost a completely white wash-out due to falling snow and light reflecting off the snow already on the ground — but the miracles worked by editing software brought back shapes and details. The shadowy edges create a vignette, and keep viewers from squinting against so much whiteness / brightness. I definitely want to learn more about taking photos in the snow, as well as in low light. Both present challenges.


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