Unless you go into a city center or one of those claustrophobic neighborhoods with row after row of huge houses on tiny lots, most buildings around here are surrounded by trees. I thought finding photos for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge theme of Buildings and Trees would be easy! But I discovered I don’t have many photos of buildings. The thing is, I don’t know how to frame them. Sure, I can get them in the frame but they just never look right to me. It’s something I hope to learn more about and work on in the coming year.
The two photos above are ones I took with my “real” camera out in the Snohomish Valley. They were both really dull and boring so I applied the Lomo-ish filter in Picasa. I don’t usually use filters or do much processing on photos from my Sony but sometimes the Lomo-ish filter can make a boring photo look less boring.
These next three photos are definitely to show off the buildings framed by trees and not my photography. I snapped them with my iPhone camera on a day when the sky was gray and bright but everything else was kind of dark. As with most of my iPhone photos, I post-processed the heck out of them, not that it helped much with these three photos. Bad light is bad light!
Hopefully, by this time next year, my photos of buildings will be much better! And hopefully three years from now I will be living in a house down the alley in the bottom right-hand corner of the photo of the red house. I found the perfect house for us down that alley: cottage style home built in 1908, detached three car garage, large 1/4 acre lot, lots of squirrels nearby, view of the sunrise and the Cascades. It was perfect! And I just noticed that it sold. 😦