Its whats on the inside that counts. The outside of this house, and the lot, both looked cool. You’d never would have guessed there was turmoil on the inside.
I checked out several vacant homes this weekend. This old doctor’s house was the most interesting. It was big and the layout was cool. For whatever reason, its just sitting in decay now. Its not even for sale. Its a shame too because the lot is awesome.
Shot with the default camera app. Edited with Snapseed and Mextures.
There is a 2nd house down the road that looks vacant. When I opened the screen door to look inside, there was a sign with some peeling wallpaper covering part of it. I wanted to see what it said, so I lifted the wallpaper up.
“Come on in, everything else has gone wrong”
And that summed up the vibe of this place. I walked right back out. What I did see in that room was chaos. There were old car batteries strewn about, and piles of garbage. I’d love to explore this place some more, but the musty smell and the unwelcoming vibe make me hesitant.
I find these abandoned properties in Maine to be super interesting. They’re like museums for the people that used to live there. You can try to piece together a picture of who they were, or are, by finding interesting things in each room.
If I find enough of these properties to shoot, I can definitely see myself putting together a story for Stellar. Btw, are any of you using Stellar? I haven’t really been on there since they featured a few of my stories around the new year.
Shot this with my iPhone. Edited in Snapseed, Mextures, and Stackables.
Sometimes you come upon something you like, but its not possible to get the shot because of obstacles in the way. Yesterday I went to this old abandoned bridge to get a few pictures. The problem was I couldn’t get the whole bridge in frame because of a tree on the left that had grown around part of it. Also, if I had backed up to take in the whole scene, there was a barricade with a sign that you can see part of in the bottom left.
It seemed like there was no way to get what I wanted. I still decided to take a few pics with camera+ and try to figure something out in post.
I thought using a symmetry filter in FX Photo Studio could be interesting because of all the lines in the above image. The result was so much better than I anticipate. The symmetry filter ended up creating a bridge with a better composition and it doesn’t look like an obvious fake.
The only other editing I did was use the Clarity filter in camera+ before using FX Photo Studio, and I used TouchRetouch to remove the sign from both sides of the new image.