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"An Old Farm Cabin!"

Post by minniev » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:11 pm

Almost two years ago, I acquired the family farm where my mother and her siblings were born. You've seen pictures of the house, the workmen, etc as we've gone along. This weekend we did our first overnight stay, my first time to stay in this house in half a century. When I woke before dawn I saw this wonderful pre-sunrise show out my bedroom window, threw on coat and hat and shoes and went for a hike in my pajamas. There is no grand landscape, but there are some odds and ends to photograph. Shortly after we got the farm, we took my grandsons to see it and the eldest, then 6, exclaimed "Look Meme, it's an Old Farm Cabin!". Here's what it looks like on a frosty morning.

I have other shots, can redo the cabin but not the sunrise! Any suggestions are welcome.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:36 pm

Welcome home, Minnie. Matt
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Post by minniev » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:22 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
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Welcome home, Minnie. Matt
Yes.
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:03 am

It's always talked about...the horizon in the middle.....good to see the rule broken and working so well here minniev..pp just fabulous. I'm happy for you

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Post by minniev » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:23 am

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:03 am
It's always talked about...the horizon in the middle.....good to see the rule broken and working so well here minniev..pp just fabulous. I'm happy for you
Thank you Frank. It’s been a long haul and we’re not quite done but the basics are almost in place.

I think Mother Nature did most of the PP on this one :) It was special to have that kind of fire in the sky my first morning back home.
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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:51 am

I want to trim a tiny bit off the bottom, but as-is works just as beautifully for the sense of place, season, time (and timeless). And there's a bit of mystery, too, if one doesn't know the backstory. Gorgeous work! At least you remembered shoes for this one; wasn't your awesome lily pads and clouds done in slippers? :)
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Post by davechinn » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:49 pm

minniev wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:11 pm
Almost two years ago, I acquired the family farm where my mother and her siblings were born. You've seen pictures of the house, the workmen, etc as we've gone along. This weekend we did our first overnight stay, my first time to stay in this house in half a century. When I woke before dawn I saw this wonderful pre-sunrise show out my bedroom window, threw on coat and hat and shoes and went for a hike in my pajamas. There is no grand landscape, but there are some odds and ends to photograph. Shortly after we got the farm, we took my grandsons to see it and the eldest, then 6, exclaimed "Look Meme, it's an Old Farm Cabin!". Here's what it looks like on a frosty morning.

I have other shots, can redo the cabin but not the sunrise! Any suggestions are welcome.


Kids will say the darndest things, but in actuality, there is some truth to what they say !!! You must have had mixed emotions with the first overnight stay in 50. The image completes those emotions for me because every picture DOES tell a story, IMO. A lovely peaceful image. My only suggestion would be to brighten it ever so slightly. Maybe not the entire image, but maybe just the pathway.
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Post by minniev » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:04 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:51 am
I want to trim a tiny bit off the bottom, but as-is works just as beautifully for the sense of place, season, time (and timeless). And there's a bit of mystery, too, if one doesn't know the backstory. Gorgeous work! At least you remembered shoes for this one; wasn't your awesome lily pads and clouds done in slippers? :)
Thanks, Linda. A trim might help. My reasoning was to preserve a sense of going uphill. (Our hills are small so I try to make the most of them :D ).

Yes, I have rushed out in slippers! It was warmer then! I am sure I was a sight this time, in red PJs, green hiking shoes, purple bedsocks, my neon blue mittens and my Saints hat.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:27 pm

"Yes, I have rushed out in slippers! It was warmer then! I am sure I was a sight this time, in red PJs, green hiking shoes, purple bedsocks, my neon blue mittens and my Saints hat."

If only someone had taken a picture! It would be a picture. Matt
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Post by minniev » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:17 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:27 pm

If only someone had taken a picture! It would be a picture. Matt
Fortunately my husband doesn't know how to use the camera on his cell phone.
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