REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Derelict Cook Stove

Bonnie has chosen "derelict" as the suggested theme for Photo Art Friday this week.  For my photo, I've chosen an image of an ancient wood cook stove.  It sits on the grounds of an old schoolhouse in the ghost town of Flora, Oregon (platted in 1897).  The edit involved a texture, the Orton technique, and some work with Picasa 3.  I rather like the colorful result!





27 comments:

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wonderful colors. Valerie

Stephanie said...

That's a beauty of a stove!

Danielle said...

This is great!! I love the subject matter and how you processed it.

Bonnie said...

What a great artistic transformation!

Madge Bloom said...

I'm lovin' it!

Deborah said...

fabulous rendering!

TexWisGirl said...

it is a great photo subject!

Daryl said...

while i love Orten, in this case i love the SOOTC more

Tricia said...

What a cool old stove! It seems too bad that it's sitting outside getting ruined.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

It almost has a pop art effect. Kinda cool!

momphotographer said...

what a great find to capture!!!
and wonderful processing.

Ida said...

Wonderful piece. First that is a cool looking stove. How odd it's just sitting out in the open like that. - Your edit is really neat and I agree that the colors brought it to life in a special way.

Ida said...

Wonderful piece. First that is a cool looking stove. How odd it's just sitting out in the open like that. - Your edit is really neat and I agree that the colors brought it to life in a special way.

Bridget Larsen said...

Amazing how these old abandoned stuff from yesteryear look so good, personally I love looking at the original photo, I still cant get my head around the touched up ones

bailey-road.com said...

Great image!

Linda Kittmer said...

Evelyn, that's a wonderful transformation of an already beautiful photograph. We have an old wood stove in our cottage, not quite that neglected though. It's great for cooking on when we have to heat the cottage on cool fall days.

Ross said...

Really nice job in these photos! Haven't had much time on my hands as of late.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

I love what you did with that old stove, brought out the details nicely.
Have a great weekend.. we're getting lots of rain.

Ruth said...

Oh wow, you guys in America have so many good grungy things! This is amazing and your picture just perfect :)

Nancy Claeys said...

A fantastic find Evelyn -- I'd want to take it home and have the hubby refurbish it. xo

Candy C. said...

I really like how it turned out!! :)

Jeanne said...

What a great old stove this is! and like your edit on it

Currie Silver said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the rich colours from Orton and what fun you had to have had playing to get this wonderful piece of photo art!!

inotherwordsandpictures.com said...

I love woodstoves and you really added an artistic touch with your photo processing. Nice job!

Lisa Gordon said...

Wow! What a transformation.
I love this.

Tricia Hays said...

Well, now, that's just awesome! Love the color & love the stove! =)

kkkkaty said...

Great application and cool subject;)