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#39 – Bannack Hotel through wavy glass

07.26.10 – 7:24pm – Bannack, MT –  f/5.0 – 1/500  -1.67   Canon T1i – Tamron 18-270mm lens – 84mm
Editing: Camera Raw adjustments on the jpeg: Exposure/clarity/vibrance

I have taken many, many photos of the old Hotel Meade in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana over the years, but I liked this new angle from the doctor’s home, because of the old wavy glass that distorts the view. The old curtains also make a nice frame. I took this smaller photo of an old vacuum right below the same window. It was sitting against the wall. I spoke to the Bannack park ranger who said he had just found this old antique in an nearby home, so it is nice to now they are still finding new artifacts. This early Victor vacuum was used before electricity, so it has a pump handle that creates a suction to suck up the dust and clean the floor! The lighting was very flat on this shot, but there was a window behind me, so this is an ARTISTIC IMAGE, because I added the light highlight (Camera Raw Adjustment Brush) on the vacuum, as if I would had the blinds open on the window behind me.