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#36 -Old Capt. Nickels Inn

05.29.2010 – 2;03pm – Searsport, Maine – f/4.0 – 1/800 Canon Powershot A710IS

Editing: Camera Raw adjustments on the jpeg: Exposure/clarity/vibrance + Artisic edits with CR Adjustment brushes

We were driving along the Maine coast, the end of May, after attending our daughter’s graduation in Boston, when we happened upon this quaint little town, Searsport, that was full of gorgeous old mansions and estates. This one was abandoned and my favorites, so I talked the group into letting me have 10 minutes to photograph it. They grounds were beautiful and it was even on the National Registry of Historic Homes. There were large beautiful fountains and you could see the ocean from the backyard. It was an army captain’s home, then later converted to an Inn. But now it in need of some repair, and would be a great fixer-upper if you have an extra million on hand! With the above photo, I practiced my editing skills with Camera Raw. I used adjustment brushes to paint more color in the sky. I also added a highlight area in the dandelions. The original photo was flat and washed out. You can see more about how I edited it here: “What Type of Photographer Are You?”