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Uncle's New House 2 - reworked | by Ian_Hay
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Uncle's New House 2 - reworked

My uncle spent the last three years building this country house, virtually by himself, with targeted hired help when necessary. My uncle did all the plans, interior design, etc., himself. This is the main living room. All the woodwork he did himself. The two long strips of darker wood are solid, continuous strips cut lengthwise of African Peduk, and embedded into the floor with the floorboards (which he also did himself in the woodworking shop in his basement).

 

This is a photoshop re-work of this shot, fixing things that bothered me about the first capture.

 

I like the perspective in this one better in some ways than the one I submitted to the Strobist bootcamp assignment, but I'm an honest guy and I can't really submit one where I've moved furniture and added blue sky in photoshop, can I?

 

Strobist - Mixture of strobes and ambient (less ambient in this one compared to my other shot. Nuked the hell out of this huge room with three strobes all at full blast:

- 580EXII into silver reflective umbrella, behind the camera behind the bottom left corner of the frame diaginally into the room

- 580EXII into silver reflective umbrella, in the right back corner behind me facing into the far corner

- 430EX bounced against a white surface above me a bit to the left.

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Taken on July 29, 2009