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Writing with Light

Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandoned

My contribution to this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge are some images that I took on my trip to Italy back in the summer of 2011. I originally process these as HDR when I first got back and was not at all happy with the way they turned out so I never posted them. Since that time I’ve started to use Lightroom and when I saw this weeks challenge I went back to my archives and decided to process just one exposure of each image solely in LR5. I was quite pleased with the end result. Let me know what you think.

Oh…we were driving from Florence to Amalfi on this day and stopped just south of Florence and came across this abandon farmhouse. What character this place has. It would make a great fixer upper 🙂

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Italy, Florence, Tuscany, farmhouse, abandoned, decay, countryside, Tuscan Villa, Tuscan Farmhouse, travel photography

Italy, Florence, Tuscany, farmhouse, abandoned, decay, countryside, Tuscan Villa, Tuscan Farmhouse, travel photography

Italy, Florence, Tuscany, farmhouse, abandoned, decay, countryside, Tuscan Villa, Tuscan Farmhouse, travel photography

Italy, Florence, Tuscany, farmhouse, abandoned, decay, countryside, Tuscan Villa, Tuscan Farmhouse, travel photography

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33 responses

  1. How beautiful. Florence and surrounding countryside is one of my favorite places on earth. Lovely. A great find!

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    March 1, 2014 at 4:28 pm

  2. You did a great job in Lightroom. I’m not a big fan HDR. Most of them over cooked.

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    March 1, 2014 at 5:17 pm

  3. When it comes to HDR I subscribe to Malcolm Gladwell’s theory of 10,000 hours to become an expert at anything. HDR is one of those things that really takes practice. As well, each of our photographs we create are our personal works of art. They are our interpretation of the moment. That moment might be a dark surreal grungee HDR or it might be a work of fine art driven by the light and composition. To remain “ho hum” as a photographer is a tragedy. We need to express our art. HDR can be wonderful!!! Embrace it. You images are fine. I like architecture processed in HDR with lots of detail and texture.

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    March 1, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    • Spencer thank you for your comments. I don’t disagree with you. I do a lot if HDR and there are many in my gallery. I was just stating that not every scene benefits from that treatment and this was one of them. I like trying different things and having just started using Lightroom I was very pleased with the versatility of it.

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      March 1, 2014 at 7:27 pm

  4. We’re going here this spring. Really looking forward to it.

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    March 1, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    • Have a great time Dorothy. I’m heading back to Italy this summer as well and am very excited to get back.

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      March 1, 2014 at 7:28 pm

  5. Gorgeous. I love the way the lowest building in last one is starting to melt back into the ground. The colors are so warm and soft.

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    March 1, 2014 at 7:53 pm

  6. You certainly have a gift for finding all the cool abandoned places which you then proceed to do justice to in your photography!

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    March 1, 2014 at 8:11 pm

  7. beautiful decay

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    March 1, 2014 at 8:26 pm

  8. They’re really fine, Edith. I agree with you that not every image benefits from HDR. Of course, your work is superb always regardless… 🙂 One talented girl, you are!

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    March 2, 2014 at 1:34 am

  9. A beautiful landscape you have captured in these images. And there is something profoundly beautiful in decaying Italian house. Like they have always been like that – or should always be like that. Very harmonious colours.

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    March 2, 2014 at 7:12 am

    • Thank you so very much Otto. I do love the Italian countryside and I’m very excited about going back there this summer. I’ll actually be spending more time in Tuscany this time around.

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      March 2, 2014 at 10:14 am

  10. Nicely presented Edith! It definitely has the abandoned feeling.

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    March 2, 2014 at 10:13 am

  11. These are really great!

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    March 2, 2014 at 11:13 am

  12. These are wonderful, Edith.
    Fantastic textures in each one, and surely perfect for the prompt.

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    March 2, 2014 at 8:20 pm

  13. LB

    Incredible character and color. and the flowers in the fourth one make it my favorite!

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    March 2, 2014 at 11:20 pm

  14. Great place to find and excellent shots!

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    March 3, 2014 at 4:58 pm

  15. Such a gorgeous building Edith. Beautiful!

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    March 4, 2014 at 2:58 am

  16. Great looking building.

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    March 10, 2014 at 7:51 am

  17. Stéphane Cassin Photographie

    Colors are beautiful and so light, great!

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    July 15, 2014 at 5:47 pm

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