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Post by minniev » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:49 pm

I know I get stuck on subjects, but this one is taking up a large part of my life right now while we're setting up for part-time housekeeping in the old house.

When we arrived at near sundown, that old house was sitting like a secret jewel at the end of the winding road. It is so familiar, and still so new to me. And right now, spring seems to have arrived in the clearing while winter still holds the woods that shelter it from the main road.

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Post by PietFrancke » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:15 pm

Love that splash of green and light. Be safe in your travels

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Post by minniev » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:01 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:15 pm
Love that splash of green and light. Be safe in your travels
Thanks Piet-
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Post by davechinn » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:51 pm

minniev wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:49 pm
I know I get stuck on subjects, but this one is taking up a large part of my life right now while we're setting up for part-time housekeeping in the old house.

When we arrived at near sundown, that old house was sitting like a secret jewel at the end of the winding road. It is so familiar, and still so new to me. And right now, spring seems to have arrived in the clearing while winter still holds the woods that shelter it from the main road.

Note to Friends: this is my last post for a week, will be on a trip with the family and no connectivity will be available. The Monthly Masters will be a couple of days late this time.


Even though I can see, just a touch of whats up ahead. It stirs my curiosity for more, which is what makes this an interesting image, IMO. Stuck on subjects until the goal is met? Not with me, some subjects I can't get enough of, and may be with most of us as well. The leading line of the trail and the variety of lighting/tones (from a warm tone to a cool tone) offered here is phenomenal.
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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:07 pm

The prize at the end of the lane, tantalizing us with just a glimpse. This environmental view is fantastic, Minnie. And you are far from "stuck" (on anything) as your photos always tell different and strong stories. See you in a week!
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Post by minniev » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:31 pm

davechinn wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:51 pm
minniev wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:49 pm
I know I get stuck on subjects, but this one is taking up a large part of my life right now while we're setting up for part-time housekeeping in the old house.

When we arrived at near sundown, that old house was sitting like a secret jewel at the end of the winding road. It is so familiar, and still so new to me. And right now, spring seems to have arrived in the clearing while winter still holds the woods that shelter it from the main road.

Note to Friends: this is my last post for a week, will be on a trip with the family and no connectivity will be available. The Monthly Masters will be a couple of days late this time.


Even though I can see, just a touch of whats up ahead. It stirs my curiosity for more, which is what makes this an interesting image, IMO. Stuck on subjects until the goal is met? Not with me, some subjects I can't get enough of, and may be with most of us as well. The leading line of the trail and the variety of lighting/tones (from a warm tone to a cool tone) offered here is phenomenal.
Safe travels for you and family !!!
Dave
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Post by minniev » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:34 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:07 pm
The prize at the end of the lane, tantalizing us with just a glimpse. This environmental view is fantastic, Minnie. And you are far from "stuck" (on anything) as your photos always tell different and strong stories. See you in a week!
Thanks Linda.

My new/old place has many memories and lots of space to explore. There is also no distraction to speak of, since there's no TV or internet or cell service. It makes for a spiritual-retreat-type environment.

On my next visit home I wanta go explore the old family cemetery, if I can find it in the forest.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:36 pm

Minnie, I know what it feels like to be stuck on a subject; witness my obsession with Paines Creek at Cape Cod. As I reflect on my "stuckness" I suspect it's because I feel I have never gotten it "right." It is always changing, yet always the same in many ways. There is something in your house and in my creek that calls us, invites us, but never greets us. To paraphrase my favorite poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins, "It's the search we are born for..."

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Post by Charles Haacker » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:51 pm

I love the picture! Much of what makes it are the reflections of the wet ruts forming a sinuous leading line in to the house. I like what Dave said about the warm to cool tones. The one thing I might do had I made it would be to crop up some from lower right. Not a lot! I wouldn't want to lose too much of the shadow of the gate (and you :) ) but I would want to shift the house a little more to the right and I don't think you'd lose anything important on the lower right if you cropped in juuuussst a little.

By the way, remember how Andrew Wyeth spent essentially his entire career painting in one place... (Y)
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:11 am

There's nothing like that beautiful light, but add The House and WOW! S-
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