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General Merchant - Sutter Creek, California

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 17 September 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Another find in California's Mother Lode. I love the old brick. Who knows what the letters may have spelled out in times past? The shadows of their stories live still on this old brick wall.

NIKON D90 1/15 second F/13.0 ISO 320 51 mm (35mm equiv.)

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marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

great shot! I, too love the old brick!

17 Sep 2010 8:06am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Another nice study in color and texture from you, Barbara.

17 Sep 2010 9:53am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un très interessant rendu de texture sur cette belle image !
j'aime beacoup l'ambiance qui s'en dégage !

17 Sep 2010 10:56am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Great old ghost sign

17 Sep 2010 1:29pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous processing

17 Sep 2010 2:46pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Fabulouos Barbara! It has been a long time since I was in Sutter Creek - as you know, the Gold COuntry is filled with marvelous old buildings and history...sometimes invaded by mini-marts and fast food places...we sometimes have to just look at the smaller view, as you have done here, to enjoy the beauty that still remains - Excellent job Barbara!!

17 Sep 2010 2:52pm

David from Detroit, United States

Beautiful color and texture. I like the heightened sense of contrast and saturation-- it gives the photo an aged look without resorting to sepia.

17 Sep 2010 3:31pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

This is a great artsy building! Old stories to discern for sure.

17 Sep 2010 7:09pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Truly amazing colors, I would have shot this too. This entire area looks like a total photo op!

18 Sep 2010 7:05pm

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Nice colours and light for an original mood !
Kind regards

19 Sep 2010 10:01am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Love, love love this! I am such a sucker for old buildings and great textures- you have done a wonderful job here bringing out the character and age of this!

19 Sep 2010 3:33pm

1/15 second
ISO 320
51 mm (35mm equiv.)