Cabin in the Cradle   7 comments


Cabin in the Cradle

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During our recent trip to the Pisgah National Forest, our travels were hobbled by the so-called “government shutdown.” While we were free to travel the roads within the forest – really, how do you close a forest – signs of the shutdown were visible. In some cases, literally signs, such as “Campground Closed.” In other spots near attractions, garbage cans were overflowing with trash, barriers were set up, and restrooms and picnic areas were locked. Utterly ridiculous.

We had to find whatever we could, despite the circumstances, in order to salvage the trip.

Near the Cradle of Forestry location, we found this nice pair of cabins just off the road, set up as an example of early life in this area. Yup… Closed. That didn’t stop us from standing just outside the fence to frame up a photo opportunity.

Given the old nature of the scene, I decided to go with a Wet Plate look (collodion process) after merging and basic processing. Switching back and forth between this and the standard color version, this idea stood above all other attempts, although the color version was compelling in its own right.

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7 responses to “Cabin in the Cradle

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  1. Beautifully done Rob. I love the end result.

  2. Great processing! Really cool looking!

  3. Beautiful photo. I love the vintage look.

  4. Great final result – it certainly has that timeless feel to it. I felt really sorry for the thousands upon thousands of ordinary people whose holidays and trips were ruined by the shutdown. Politics, I imagine, took a beating as a result and deservedly so.

  5. I like the processing Rob, nice

  6. This is my kind of image. I love the look.

  7. Love the authentic feel of this piece, Rob, great image my friend!

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