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Shade Tree and Porch

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 8 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Houses with these magnificent porches are wonderful. And that massive shade tree will be very welcome this summer. Antique sepia seemed just right.

The little things. Yesterday, a number of you commented on the gate in the lower right corner. It's another authentication of how the little things often make such a big difference.

"Live a balanced life-learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some."

-- Robert Fulghum

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/9.0 ISO 200 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

Cricket-Tammy from United States

This is absolutely stunning. Antique sepia was perfect.

8 Mar 2009 5:14am

rem_la from Villiers, France

sympa le traitement !

8 Mar 2009 5:27am

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

Timeless beauty, superbly captured. A marvellous composition, Jack

8 Mar 2009 5:35am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

What a wonderful old house and your treatment is just perfect.

8 Mar 2009 5:45am

@Suzanne: Thank you, Suzanne; I would love to live in a house with a porch like that (and a huge shade tree to boot).

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Antique sepia is indeed perfect!!! Its just like an old postcard!!! Beautiful!!

8 Mar 2009 6:11am

Yellowbear from Droitwich, United Kingdom

Love the vignette on this Jack. combined with the mono treatment this could have been taken in the 19th Century!

8 Mar 2009 8:17am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

Sublime image! I'm very seduced by the sweetness! A beautiful B / W, while gray-scale!

8 Mar 2009 8:20am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Beautiful wood house

8 Mar 2009 8:32am

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

very well done,excellent view...but i think the brightness is a little much ;)

8 Mar 2009 9:17am

zOOm from Paris, France

Timeless place, a this sepia adds a lot too...

8 Mar 2009 9:34am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I agree, choice of antique sepia is perfect here ! a very beautiful and cosy house !

8 Mar 2009 9:34am

PATRICK from miramas, France

nice house good traitement

8 Mar 2009 9:38am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Oh perfect photo for sepia!!

8 Mar 2009 9:49am

Yvon from Orleans, France

very nice picture; wonderful colonial style house like in New Orleans, in a XIXth century movie;
sepia gives a better effect

8 Mar 2009 10:00am

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

This house looks wonderful, it's quite different from European houses, I like wooden-made houses like this and I like trees around the houses too! ;-) very nice sepia picture!

8 Mar 2009 10:19am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

plen de douceur !

8 Mar 2009 10:23am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Lovely house and tree. Excellent presentation!

8 Mar 2009 11:04am

k@ from Paris, France

The tree in that light pinkish sepia is just gorgeous !

8 Mar 2009 11:11am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Great modern day scene, transformed to a scene form the past. Excellent border. Well presented. Congrats.

8 Mar 2009 12:06pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

nice composition, i like it

8 Mar 2009 12:51pm

Didier from somewhere, France

Very beautiful photograph

8 Mar 2009 1:22pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

You just don't see this much anymore, unless of course it's an older structure. There is a certain kind of "Gone With The Wind" kind of romance to this...lovely!

8 Mar 2009 1:39pm

Don from spokane, United States

It is rare, these days, to see someone building a house with porches all around the outside. Where I came from the "bug" problem was serious enough to warrant screening porches in, but they look best, to me, when open like this one. This is a beautiful, large home and with this toning and the vignetting it makes a fine picture.

8 Mar 2009 2:02pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Everything about this image is perfect, the composition, sephia tone, and soft edges.
Very impressive scene. Really a great image.

8 Mar 2009 2:08pm

Observing from North West, United Kingdom

Vintage indeed.... it looks just like an original old picture..!

8 Mar 2009 3:38pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Beautiful photo!

8 Mar 2009 3:57pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


8 Mar 2009 4:10pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Beautiful shot and great composition.

8 Mar 2009 4:15pm

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

Stunning, great composition and sepia treatment

8 Mar 2009 4:41pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Looks like paradise.

8 Mar 2009 4:44pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

excellent image, beautiful in sepia!

8 Mar 2009 4:50pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

great composition...and i love the treatment you gave it....lovely result!!! and porch looks of many lovely summer evenings to come,,,,

8 Mar 2009 5:10pm

lydia from Paris, France

I love this one in sepia color , nice composition too !

8 Mar 2009 5:44pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Fantastic shot and processing with the vignette, such a grand old house, must be nice on the porch in summer with the shade of the tree

8 Mar 2009 5:48pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Like a fairy from grandma's drawer saying... "Once upon a time there lived a...."

8 Mar 2009 5:49pm

Helma from Tehran, Iran

Very nice composition and framed too ! Lovely color mode .. excellent !

8 Mar 2009 7:01pm

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

I love the composition and suttle duo-tone quality of this image. Very nice.

8 Mar 2009 8:45pm

@ZoomLNZ: Thank you.

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

I like the soul of houses, here still I'm seduced by your photography and this veil which makes it mysterious.

8 Mar 2009 8:57pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Great composition. The house an porch seems secondary to the magnitude of the shade tree.
P.S. Great quote.

8 Mar 2009 9:05pm

Denise from Perry, United States

BEautiful house, nice processing. YEs, I agree the porch can mke of break a house. We added one to ours after 20 years last year and still can;t get enough of it.

8 Mar 2009 10:50pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

I like a lot your treatment in this picture, the result is fantastic!

8 Mar 2009 11:07pm

@marc battault: Your friendship is highly valued!

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand


8 Mar 2009 11:28pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

this is absolutely beautiful processing - a wonderful image and fantastic sky! Great Work!

9 Mar 2009 12:48am

marianne from Toulouse, France

what a composition and treatment !!! I'ld like to live here ...........
great work !!!!

9 Mar 2009 1:05am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Perfect processing. Great clouds.

9 Mar 2009 1:07am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

This pp is wonderful... gives this that old plantation feel. Wonderful!

9 Mar 2009 3:28am

@amy: Thanks, Amy; thought that this one might be up your alley.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The vignetting works beautifully with this shot.

9 Mar 2009 3:50am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

c'est comme une image qui sortirait d'un conte, les nuages sortent de la collines comme une fumée vaporeuse, excellent traitement des gris et des blancs.

9 Mar 2009 1:17pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

what a truly sublime setting this is ... your choice of antique sepia fits perfectly.

9 Mar 2009 3:49pm

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from Bedford.Quebec, Canada

Cpool effect...give the whole scene a heritage feel...nice shot........

12 Mar 2009 2:21pm