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© Big Steve Kowaleski
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

I pass this old house almost every day and feel drawn to it in some way. I wonder about its past and future. I feel sad this once proud home is now abandon and in decay.

Sigma 12-24 @12mm
5 bracketed exp. @ f10
iso 200

HDRI done in Dynamic-Photo HDR

86 responses

  • Rusty Katchmer

    Rusty Katchmer gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    I love this shot!! The sky and the trees and even the grass all draw the eye to that old house!

  • Amber Fette

    Amber Fette gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    Absolutely amazing! Impressive shot.

  • isawitz Linowitz

    isawitz Linowitz gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    It looks like a painting ...sooo beautiful ...very good my dear !

  • Sk Wier

    Sk Wier gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    Great capture! I love the colors! Gets my Yeah! vote!

  • Ethan Confer

    Ethan Confer said (15 Dec 2008):

    great color, comp, exposure. all the above. have you played around with various crops? maybe square?

  • Matt.

    Matt. (Deleted) gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Oh Yeah that Rocks!!!!

  • efilandevol

    efilandevol (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Unreal! I love this.

  • Kris Westfall

    Kris Westfall gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    Great perspective & colors!

  • Sonia Davis

    Sonia Davis gave props (26 Dec 2008):

    Eerie. Beautiful. Serene and fun all in one. Very nice composition. vtd

  • Ramon Terrado

    Ramon Terrado (Deleted) gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    Incredible shot! I still have to try doing some HDR, results are incredible!

  • Shaunte Morgan

    Shaunte Morgan said (29 Dec 2008):

    love the colors... awesome pic!

  • Richelle Forsey

    Richelle Forsey said (29 Dec 2008):

    beautifully done. I love the dramatic angle and the saturated colour!

  • Carolee

    Carolee said (30 Dec 2008):

    Love this photo, the clouds draw your eye to the house, and the trees on either side also draw your eyes in. It is like magnet- your eyes zoom in on the old house. Great shot.

  • George Goff

    George Goff (Deleted) gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    Awesome shot of the old house

  • Peterson, Dave Peterson

    Peterson, Dave Peterson gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    Gotta vote Yes!

  • Victoria Burgamy

    Victoria Burgamy gave props (7 Jan 2009):

    Well done!

  • Bert Happel

    Bert Happel gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Beautiful capture. Voted Yeah!

  • Tammy Rice

    Tammy Rice gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    awesome shot! I love it! voted!

  • * Tabitha Payne

    * Tabitha Payne gave props (20 Jan 2009):

    Wow! I can see how you are drawn to that house! The sky is amazing too!

  • Rik Scott

    Rik Scott gave props (20 Jan 2009):

    Nice work! Those clouds are great.

  • Kasia Tilander

    Kasia Tilander said (21 Jan 2009):

    This is a spectacular shot... that house is both inviting and haunting in the same breath

  • Igor Slavinsky

    Igor Slavinsky gave props (28 Jan 2009):


  • Suzy

    Suzy gave props (30 Jan 2009):

    Vivid colors...great find!

  • Mabrimis

    Mabrimis (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2009):

    Stunning Steve...Voted!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (14 Feb 2009):

    Yes this ROCKS, great color, textures and comp. I love it. dp

  • Shawn M

    Shawn M (Deleted) said (14 Feb 2009):

    Love this one. Yeah for sure. Excellent image.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (15 Feb 2009):

    This is very cool!! I love the big wide angle!

  • Jacob Rumsey

    Jacob Rumsey gave props (23 Feb 2009):

    Oooh, I like this one even better. Nicely defined clouds in this HDR. Great work, my friend!

  • Joel Mcafee

    Joel Mcafee (Deleted) gave props (24 Feb 2009):

    Love this shot ! ! ! got my vote ! Check out my entry

  • Dennis Hanson

    Dennis Hanson (Deleted) said (1 Mar 2009):

    This is the kind of shot that gives me inspiration!

  • Dennis Hanson

    Dennis Hanson (Deleted) gave props (1 Mar 2009):

    Again superb photograph!

  • Falld5

    Falld5 (Deleted) gave props (5 Mar 2009):

    Fantastic capture! Everything in this image points toward the subject. Makes me think of what spirit might linger in the house. Voted.

  • * Tabitha Payne

    * Tabitha Payne gave props (5 Mar 2009):

    Back to re-vote!!

  • Mabrimis

    Mabrimis (Deleted) gave props (6 Mar 2009):

    Outstanding image! Voted!

  • Laurie Brown

    Laurie Brown gave props (13 Mar 2009):

    Amazing moment. The formation really create a wonderfull effect and ad to the perspective!!! Congrats.

  • MicheleMitrovich

    MicheleMitrovich (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2009):

    "Yes"! Stunning perspective! Great shot!

  • Andrew Usher

    Andrew Usher gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    Excellent colours and contrast. Works really well as HDR. Nice one. Gets my vote.

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (11 Apr 2009):

    Awesome capture!!!!!

  • Jaime Virguez

    Jaime Virguez said (12 Apr 2009):

    Great Shot! Gets My Vote.

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (15 Apr 2009):


  • susana galindo

    susana galindo gave props (20 Apr 2009):

    Got my vote!

  • Sean Blake

    Sean Blake said (29 Apr 2009):


  • Eldora

    Eldora gave props (1 May 2009):

    impressive sky. i love the movement evident in the long grass.

  • Dan Kennedy

    Dan Kennedy said (7 May 2009):

    Thats pretty cool. Got my vote!

  • Zach Hyman

    Zach Hyman said (10 May 2009):

    This is something I would expect to find once in a lifetime...not every day. Beautiful.

  • Michael Moody

    Michael Moody said (17 May 2009):

    This is one amazing shot my friend! A winner in my mind!

  • Micci Shannon

    Micci Shannon gave props (18 May 2009):


  • Erik Kolstad

    Erik Kolstad said (20 May 2009):

    Good stuff, but the composition is strong enough without the extra pop you get from HDR. Sometimes it's a bit too much. Would perhaps have been nice to see in high-contrast B&W instead.

  • Sherry Stone

    Sherry Stone gave props (23 May 2009):

    Wow! Looks like a movie scene! You were drawn to it to take this wonderful photo!!

  • Andy Pellatt

    Andy Pellatt gave props (27 May 2009):

    very dramatic,very cool.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (28 May 2009):

    Dang! this is good!!!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (31 May 2009):

    This image has cast a spell on me! Gorgeous! Voted!

  • Kimberly Frost

    Kimberly Frost said (2 Jun 2009):

    Incredible! Regardless of the history happy or sad, I bet this is the best photo of that house ever taken.

  • Dennis Joel Lim

    Dennis Joel Lim gave props (4 Jun 2009):


  • Ron Lodi

    Ron Lodi gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    one of the finest shots I have seen on this site, ron

  • Derek Jensen

    Derek Jensen (Deleted) gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    Nicely done sir!

  • James Layton

    James Layton gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    Love it. i can feel it too....

  • Airtight

    Airtight gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    wonderful shot

  • Victoria Tatum

    Victoria Tatum gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    wow!! this is amazing!

  • Jeffrey Dame

    Jeffrey Dame gave props (7 Jun 2009):


  • Sylvie Setiady

    Sylvie Setiady gave props (7 Jun 2009):


  • Manuel Canseco

    Manuel Canseco said (8 Jun 2009):

    Crackin shot bro!

  • chika aryani

    chika aryani gave props (8 Jun 2009):


  • joanne lee

    joanne lee gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    superb shot

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    That sky takes this from great to amazing!!

  • María Irigoyen

    María Irigoyen gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    i wanna live thur!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo said (9 Jun 2009):

    yes, my vote!!

  • Georgeta Dinca

    Georgeta Dinca said (9 Jun 2009):

    detached from a story...excellent!

  • Brian Duffy

    Brian Duffy gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    I love the look of HDR photos.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    Among the best I've seen in this theme!!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    WOW Great energy!

  • Bobby Samuels

    Bobby Samuels gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    This should be printed, framed, and sold at an auction or submitted to the county archives for history purposes.

  • Bobby Samuels

    Bobby Samuels said (9 Jun 2009):

    Nice piece of photographic artistry. It's a good thing that you took the time out to shoot it when you did. It's places, people, or things like this that we as photographers/artists take for granted. We think that it will last forever until the day that we go to shoot it and it's gone.
    Once again, nicely done. Beautiful color, angle, and contrast.

  • simone teixeira

    simone teixeira said (9 Jun 2009):

    °º° yeah! it rocks! voted!
    really awesome shot

  • Gary Rittermeyer

    Gary Rittermeyer (Deleted) gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    fantastic image

  • Elizabeth Saporito

    Elizabeth Saporito gave props (29 Oct 2009):

    Amazing... perfect shot!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (3 Nov 2009):

    Fabulous shot!

  • Kaki J. Luitjens

    Kaki J. Luitjens said (3 Nov 2009):

    This is awesome. How did you get the look of movement?

  • Lindsay Fuller

    Lindsay Fuller said (3 Nov 2009):

    creeeepy and beautiful. great picture!

  • Yi

    Yi (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2009):


  • eric cahan

    eric cahan (Deleted) gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    Awesome. was this HDR?

  • Robin Keefe

    Robin Keefe gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    The treatment works really well

  • Emily Harris

    Emily Harris gave props (8 Jan 2010):

    stunning, even more so when viewed in lightbox, definitely a favourite!

  • Fernando Cortez

    Fernando Cortez   gave props (25 Jan 2011):

    Bravo dude...

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (8 Jan 2018):

    Wow - BTV

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