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It's Just a Matter of Time

Posted by
Suzanne (Huntington Bch, California, United States) on 15 June 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Leaving aside the mysteries and the inequities of human talent, brains, taste, and reputations, the matter of art in photography may come down to this: it is the capture and projection of the delights of seeing; it is the defining of observation full and felt. -- Walker Evans


On February 18, 2009, I posted an image of an old log cabin in a snow storm. At one time, that place was a post office and, I thought, was a historic landmark. Well, last week I returned to that location and the cabin was no longer there. Instead I found an oversized McMansion going up in it's place. Big Bear, like all of southern California, never stops growing and changing. Nothing ever seems to be sacred around here. About the best one can do, I suppose, it make sure these old buildings are preserved in photographic images.

Big Bear Lake, California

romine from Bucharest, Romania

lovely tones. nice processing. well done

15 Jun 2009 8:04am

Marcie from United States

Love the textures - especially those in the sky. What wonderful contrasting colors!!!

15 Jun 2009 12:06pm

Sue from Paducah, United States

Old historic buildings and trees -- I feel like I've lost a good friend when the are cleared away in the "name of progress." So glad you are capturing the beauty of buildings like this.

15 Jun 2009 12:45pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Kind of sad about the old cabin! I love old places.
You've done a wonderful job with the processing, here- The colors are great and I really love the vignetting! Superb job!

15 Jun 2009 12:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific processing. It gives a very nice touch and certainly communicates the feeling of your title.

15 Jun 2009 2:28pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Like the vignette... great shot

15 Jun 2009 7:27pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

That's such a sad story about the cabin you shot that's no longer there....You're absolutely right about catching things in photos......I have some pics of a "quasi wooden watch tower", that used to be outside a bar & restaurant on the beach..... A hurricane took it away, and owners were thrilled I had photographic evidence that it had existed!!! Nice shot you got here!!

15 Jun 2009 10:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice old building. Nice textures again. I like this technique.

15 Jun 2009 10:46pm

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Such a shame that it is gone. Excellent capture - I really like the texture on this one.

16 Jun 2009 7:21am

Mary from PA, United States

Love this capture!! So sad obout the cabin..there are always those who think old things should be thrown away or torn down and that's really sad. We need to see things from the past for heritage sake and to appreciate what we have today. Awesome quote for the day too!!

18 Jun 2009 12:08pm

Teri from United States

Agh! How can someone do that? People never cease to amaze me........not in a good way either.

23 Jun 2009 5:34pm