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A House in East Dallas

Photographs © 2009 by J R Compton
 

Across The Street - Photograph Copyright 2009 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Across The Street
 

We were invited over to enjoy. Not to take photos. I did that on my own. Surreptitiously careful not to be seen making photographs. If anybody did see, they probably would not have thought much of what they saw.
 

House from Porch - Photograph Copyright 2009 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

House from Porch
 

I used my tiny Canon SD780 that's smaller than a credit card. It doesn't look like something a professional would use, and its simplicity is the challenge, though I succeed best with it when I match mine to its.
 

Back - Photograph Copyright 2009 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Back
 

All of these images were shot at full wide-angle. About 35mm in 35mm film equivalence. A few have since had a little help in Photoshop, especially via a filter called Topaz Adjust. Some were plenty strong without it.
 

Down Stairs - Photograph Copyright 2009 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Down Stairs
 

I may have pumped up some colors, certainly contrast, but I was gentle with special effects. I wasn't out to change the look, more to make my photographs more realistic, although there's always a little of me in them.
 

Corner Window - Photograph Copyright 2009 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Corner Window
 

There are many gentle and subtle places in that old house that's been seriously updated, but these are my favorite rooms and spaces. The ones that moved me, made me want to capture their souls on silicone.
 

Chair - Photograph Copyright 2009 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Chair
 

I love that in this room — the office, there seems to be an effort to bring the trees into the room as shadows billowing in the white breeze, not as a major view. I like its subtle, brown sparseness and mix of furniture.
 

Back Porch - Photograph Copyright 2009 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Back Porch
 

Wish I could tell you where, or whose house this is, but that's part of the deal. I fessed up, gifted him copies of these images, and he likes them. He said I could do a page with them but with certain strictures.
 

The Pool - Photograph Copyright 2009 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

The Pool

This is that page.