Old Homestead
by: © MICHAEL WEYMES
7.9
Overall
Rating
8
General
impression
8
Subject
of photo
8
Composition
& Perspective
8
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
8
Depth
of field
7
Color &
Lighting
8
Focus
General
impression
Well seen, nice mix of light and colours. Some minor additions in post processing might make it 'pop' more. Still Wondering about the rest of the building, a panoramic shot might have been great (a stitch of 2 shots)
8/10
Subject
of photo
A good mix of colours and shapes, with loads of detail, but not too much 'noise' to take away the focus.
8/10
Composition
& perspective
It does make me wonder what happens to the right of the frame, but can be both a bad as well as a good aspect of a photo. I like the vague diagonal created from right top to left bottom. Depending on possibilities it might be better to show more of the subject or a different green/sky balance. If you would go a little higher or lower, then the roof would not 'touch' the tree line in the back. I would crop a bit tighter from above/below or both.
8/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Seems well lit, the on board flash might have added some nice fill light, though I am not sure if it is strong enough on this Olympus for this distance. Not sure if White Balance is correct, maybe a bit too cold, but that also depends on preference.
8/10
Depth
of field
See Focus: all in focus as the subject requires.
8/10
Color &
Lighting
Like the colour and well seen with the great sky. I would probably stress the light building against the dark skies by adding some contrast/clarity (graduated filter) and some fill light. See previous comment about WB.
7/10
Focus
Difficult to tell from the small picture here, but seems that all is in focus, which is good for a subject like this.
8/10
Description
This house was close to a cemetery and in my youth it was the home of a widow, I had not seen it since 1968, but when I revisited the area in 2008 it brought back many me  see all >
This house was close to a cemetery and in my youth it was the home of a widow, I had not seen it since 1968, but when I revisited the area in 2008 it brought back many memories so I shot off a few frames
Technical Details

Olympus E-520

Lens: Standard: 30-50mm
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Harry Kikstra
12 Years
Netherlands
Adventure
2 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
Crop a bit tighter, at least below, but maybe also above
2.
Next time, take 2 or more images and stitch them together, to show the entire house.
3.
Make it 'pop' more by darkening the sky, maybe higher WB (or a colour filter) and some contrast
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Harry Kikstra
Experience: 12 Years
I have been shooting on 7 continents, from sea-level to the summit of Mt Everest. My focus is mainly on culture, nature and adventure, but I will often venture further. I sell a lot of prints through different outlets. My images and stories have also appeared in National Geographic Adventure, ...
Specialty:
Adventure
Location:
Netherlands
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