Rural decay in southern Oregon





I never paid much attention to this photo, which I shot in July 2012 in southern Oregon. Maybe I should. I found it last night while sorting through older stuff and now I'm completely liking it.




It works because of the composition. I have a strong shape anchoring the left side of the image -- the telephone pole and its broken wires. It's complimented by the small brown hill at bottom left. The grain elevator serves that purpose on the right side. And the clouds and sky take up the top two-thirds (and then some) of the image versus the green farm field below. 

It just feels like everything is more or less in the right place. It doesn't exactly follow the rule of thirds, but close enough.

Camera & Settings: Shot with my Nikon D5100 and Nikon DX 10-24mm wide angle lens. Shot in RAW, processed in Lightroom using VSCO slide film presets. For more about VSCO presets, see my review.

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--S.H.

This photo is ©Steve Hymon and may not be used elsewhere without my advanced written permission. All rights reserved.

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