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Friday, April 13, 2012

The Weekend in Black and White: Drive by Shot


I shot this house last year in Winston Salem, NC when we were heading to the mountains.
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I liked the strong lines of the house for black and white but didn't like the signs in front. However, I don't think I like the shot as well cropped so I'm posting both versions.
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Click for the home of the weekend in black and white.

23 comments:

John said...

Prefer the un-cropped version; makes a nice contrast between the old house and our current need to signpost everything. How did people manage without them!

HansHB said...

Agree with John, the "ffull" version is best!
Happy B&W Weekend to you!

kleppanrova said...

The "full" version is best!
From Ingun

Vita Stunder said...

I like the "full" version best!
Have a great weekend :)

Dragonstar said...

The uncropped version is much nicer, in spite of all those signs. What an attractive house!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Neat house!!
I agree, the signs are distracting.

Stitchfork said...

I like the second cropped version better -- makes you want to see more of it!

magiceye said...

beautifully captured!

Gillian Olson said...

You're right this really works in black and white. :)

lina@home sweet home said...

I prefer to see the whole house. A beautiful house.

Irene said...

Neat house ... think I like the cropped version best :)

bettyl said...

Both shots are great. I would have cloned the sign out with bushes!

Carola said...

The full version is my favorite too. Great in b&w.

NatureFootstep said...

I see what you mean. There is almost always things spoiling your shot. I liked the lines on the building too. :)

Monica said...

I can see what you mean about the signs, but I think I like the first version thoug! Great lines.
Have a nice week end:)

Mama Zen said...

I prefer the non-cropped version. Gorgeous black and white.

Rambling Woods said...

That is perfect for the theme....

Cezar and Léia said...

I love all pictures and details, this facade is very charming!
Léia

SandyCarlson said...

That's a lovely house.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Yup -- the full version is best, sometimes you just can't crop out all the distractions -- and the signs make me think about how many years this lovely home has probably been standing and the changes it has seen.

TheChieftess said...

I think the cropped version is a more interesting composition...the signs definitely detract in the full version but is appropriate for a more documentary shot...Love the contrasts of the dark trim with the white house...and the style of the house!!!

NixBlog said...

Hmmm, nice shots but it somehow looks a little bit ominous to me...

Indrani said...

Both looks good.

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