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A House in East Dallas
Photographs © 2009 by J R Compton
Across The Street
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is that page.