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Then and Now

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 7 September 2009 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

On the way back to Corvallis, we took a super winding Oregon backroad past a lumber mill that had an old teepee burner at its entrance. In November, our photo arts guild is presenting a big photography exhibit on the theme "An Oregon Journey in B+W: Along Rivers, Roads and Rails." It's in part a celebration of Oregon's 150th anniversary. This photograph may be one of my offerings.

NIKON D700 F/8.0 ISO 200 32 mm

PATRICK from miramas, France

juste 5 stars

7 Sep 2009 5:11am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

oh it's so high.... high... high...

7 Sep 2009 5:32am

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Impressive and interesting view. I like the processing

7 Sep 2009 5:53am

@Irene: Merci.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Beautiful shot!!! Love the 'old postcard' feel about this shot!

7 Sep 2009 6:03am

@Linerberry: Thanks.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Spectacular! Love the post editing! The frame looks great with the choice of sepia for this fine image. The composition and angle are superb. Love it

7 Sep 2009 6:14am

@Magda: Many thanks.

Sriram from Chennai, India

Amazing color tonnes and framing... Very well captured!!

7 Sep 2009 6:25am

@Sriram: Thank you.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

great shot love the processing

7 Sep 2009 6:40am

@jamesy: Thanks, Debbie.

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

a great subject and a splendid processing

7 Sep 2009 6:48am

@Nazzareno: Thank you.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great capture, the lighting and composition are really great.

7 Sep 2009 6:52am

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Love that scene and composition. It would look great in IR I think.

7 Sep 2009 7:14am

@Nicholas: I'll go back and try out a fake IR preset on it.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This image is magical, surely just right to enter for the show. That old burner is lovely, and the texture and tones you've used to portray it perfectly express the image and mood!!! One of my favorites of your work!

P.S. I'm just starting to think about trying to print some images, so I really appreciated the info you shared.

7 Sep 2009 7:21am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie. I love printing almost as much as shooting. The feel of different papers is quite sensual.

oncho from granada, Spain

buen tratamiento y composicion

7 Sep 2009 7:42am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

This is such a lovely shot...the colour is great. I think it will be my shot of the day!

7 Sep 2009 8:31am

@MrsAmber: Many thanks, Kate.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Terrific composition

7 Sep 2009 9:35am

zOOm from Paris, France

Now and Then. A great tribute to a glorious past. A really powerful timeless shot with this perfect PP of yours.

7 Sep 2009 9:49am

@zOOm: Merci, Florence. Timber was a major industry in the Pacific Northwest.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

LOVELY shot!!! Great tones and composition. The processing is spot on - well done :)

7 Sep 2009 10:10am

@Anina: Many thanks.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

The light is beautiful and the colors too!

7 Sep 2009 11:53am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Absolutely superb !

7 Sep 2009 1:34pm

@Mhélène: Merci.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Beautiful tones

7 Sep 2009 1:38pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great post processing ! Love this subtle tones !

7 Sep 2009 2:01pm

@MARIANA: Many thanks.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I really like your processing on this, Jack; it's perfect for the arts guild!

7 Sep 2009 2:08pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderfully shot Jack, and your processin on this one is superb!!! This shot will fit in perfectly with the photo arts guild exhibition.....I would definitely enter it!!!

7 Sep 2009 2:53pm

@susan: Thanks, Susan.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful processing on this - an old feel to it for sure.

7 Sep 2009 2:53pm

Don from spokane, United States

It's a fine, historic image that should be an excellent candidate for the exhibit. I like the processing and the toning very much. Very nice shot.

7 Sep 2009 3:09pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

Mathilde Collot from Dans l, France

A strange image beautifully composed! tone gives it an air of drama and it's a beautiful effect!

7 Sep 2009 4:12pm

@Mathilde Collot: Merci.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

great lighting

7 Sep 2009 6:15pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Love this processing. Very nice.

7 Sep 2009 6:18pm

mo.langel from Switzerland

Great shot!!! Beautiful processing!

7 Sep 2009 6:21pm

@mo.langel: Merci.

aj.binam from tehran, Iran

so nice

7 Sep 2009 6:27pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Truly an interesting place.

7 Sep 2009 7:24pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

nice sepia ,jack ,i like this framing ,and the mystery of the batiment !
friendships !

7 Sep 2009 8:40pm

@marc battault: Merci, Marc.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A weird building and an interesting choice of tonality.

7 Sep 2009 9:06pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

So beautiful, Jack. And so interesting - what exactly is a teepee burner?

7 Sep 2009 11:02pm

@Sarah: Teepee refers to the shape (like a Native American teepee). Lumber mills used to burn huge amounts of sawdust in them.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I love the tones. An interesting image very well presented.

7 Sep 2009 11:50pm

Denise from Duncannon, United States

I never saw such a large teepee, please tell me more about the use for this building.

8 Sep 2009 12:57am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Fabulous! What an interesting and impressive structure!

8 Sep 2009 1:24am

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

An offering that I'm sure will be well received. Superb job Jack.

8 Sep 2009 1:50am

@Lee: Thanks, Lee.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great photo to be made part of the exhibit. Not certain I have seen such a structure before. Thanks for sharing and the accommodating narrative.

8 Sep 2009 3:29am

@Steven: Thanks, Steven.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

This photo would be great for the exhibit, it's so nostalgic and the color toning ads to that atmosphere.

8 Sep 2009 5:00am

@Monique: Thanks, Monique.

alireza from tehran, Iran

very nice capture. beautiful edit.

8 Sep 2009 9:54am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a wonderful shot, very deserving for inclusion in the exhibit!

8 Sep 2009 11:28am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

brilliant processing!! love this mystical, vintage style!

8 Sep 2009 5:46pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great shot and processing.

8 Sep 2009 6:44pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Superb! The processing makes this so vintage. Ideal entry for the exhibit. Very interesting place.

9 Sep 2009 5:22am

@Barbara: Most of my shots were of the lumber mill, but this one that took in both the burner and a small portion of the mill seemed to better fulfill the theme of the upcoming show.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Love historical area and shots...nice find here my friend...never seen on of those type of wood mills..lovely tones.

11 Sep 2009 3:52pm