Doing more with pictures in 2012…

47 – Chimneys


This is a very cool spot where several old ranch line cabins have burned to the ground, leaving only their chimneys.  It would have been sweet to get all the chimneys in one picture but they’re too far apart and the trees are too thick.  This is the neatest one, though…you can walk right up the front steps, through the “door” and into the cabin.  A few more good rains and the tipping chimney will fall over backward.  We had the unfortunate experience of showing up at a super-bright time of day, where the position of the sun caused the tree (in the immediate walkway of the steps) to cast super-dark shadows on the entry.  So a lot of my details were either washed out or too dark, and my colors were very blah.  So I ran this through the HDR Pop preset in my Topaz Adjust filter to get this…

This is the old Bar 37 area of what is now the Yolo Ranch outside of Prescott, AZ or Bagdad, AZ (depending on where you’re coming from).  It happens to be for sale right now (see link) for $12mil+.  Hell, at that price, I’ll take two!

Random fact:  My great-grandparents worked on the Yolo in the 50s.  My granny was the cook at headquarters and my grandpa was a wrangler.

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4 responses

  1. Love the crazy angle you shot this at, and all the shadows are now a bonus from your processing efforts. Welcome back to the challenge.

    July 11, 2011 at 1:29 am

    • Thanks! The angle was almost necessary to get everything in. I was actually standing INSIDE the fork of a tree to get this. Everything just grew up around it!

      July 14, 2011 at 12:46 am

  2. Lois

    interesting perspective and very nice processing

    July 11, 2011 at 11:12 am

  3. What a great find! I like both images.

    July 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm

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