15
Sep
09

9/15/2009

Window Work

Window Work

The Goddard mansion, which overlooks Ft. William Park and the back of the hill Portland Head Light is under, still stands as a ruin. It was a private home when built, but the army turned it into quarters before it was abandoned. It has some of the most impressive stone-work I have seen in a long time. Apparently it was built of local native stone, which seems to have been hand quarried and shaped for building. Interesting. The parapets actually seem to be rubble with a flat stone cap.

Windows always catch my eye, and when, like this one, they frame interesting shapes and textures and light…they are all the more interesting. I zoomed out to medium zoom range to frame.

Sony DSC H50 at about 180mm equivalent. F5.0 @ 1/500 @ ISO 100. Programed auto. -.7EV exposure compensation.

In Lightroom this shot needed a good deal of fill light for the interior shaded areas within the window. Added Clarity and Vibrance in the Presence panel. Sharpen landscape preset.

This is the full facade for comparison.

Goddard Mansion

Goddard Mansion

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