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A Stitch in Time – John Muir House

A Stitch in Time - John Muir House

From the Attic of the John Muir House, is a Domestic sewing machine.  It is pretty cool to see the simplicity of the old sewing machines compared to their modern counterparts.   You can see some of the leaf and flower etchings in the metal.  This shot was backlight substantially from the window.  I used three exposures to balance it a bit more like what was actually seen, then did some color toning to drive home the antique feel.

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Study – John Muir House

Study - John Muir House

This is the study from the John Muir House.  The room was filled with lots of books and knick-knacks.  It would be cool to be able to browse around it more, but the actual space wasn’t accessible, so a photo would have to do.  I like the old typewriter in the corner.


Stored Memories – The John Muir House Attic

Stored Memories - The John Muir House Attic

In the attic of the John Muir house, there is this cool, old baby carriage.   This shot was challenging since it was really dark.  As you can see there are some harsh shadows from the light bulbs off-frame.  Again, this is a 3 exposure HDR image, with the longest being 30 seconds.  In PP, I tried to create a very dusty, old feel that was the modern lighting attempted to steal from the scene.


Inside the John Muir House – Piano and Window

Inside the John Muir House - Piano and Window

Today I was lucky enough to be invited on a photography field trip with the Peninsula Camera Club to go out shooting the mothballed navy ships in Suisun Bay as well as the John Muir house in Martinez, CA.  This image is a shot of one of the rooms in the John Muir house looking out to the front.  It has a piano and some chairs.  Off to the left is a fireplace that my lens was just not wide enough to pick out.  I was a bit limited with what I could include in the shots since I can’t get too wide.  I will definitely have to visit her again when I get some better gear.  Look forward to more shots from the John Muir house as well as some shots of the fleet, including the USS Iowa.