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Post by minniev » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:16 pm

This house, which was built in 1820 in Natchez and is on the National Historic Register, suffered a fire 20 years ago. The owner, a local doctor, took the insurance and abandoned it. The city went to court to be allowed to replace the roof to prevent total collapse while they attempted to work with the owner, but in spite of various difference approaches, both carrot and stick, the owner has held out to do nothing. So it sits, in this condition, in the middle of the historic district.

I attempted a faded, old-ish look to hide the ugliness just a bit and also to do homage to its age, but I didn't try to clone out the grafitti or trash. All suggestions always appreciated.
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Post by Psjunkie » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:52 am

No suggestions other than lady in red or a cat or Piet knows what...well spotted, captured, and presented minniev.....

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Post by minniev » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:37 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:52 am
No suggestions other than lady in red or a cat or Piet knows what...well spotted, captured, and presented minniev.....
Thanks Frank. A lot of these old structures are good elements or backgrounds for creative stuff later. An agonized Southern Belle or a few civil war soldiers might work out here, or possibly a Bengal tiger lounging on the porch.
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:54 pm

Wowsir - love this shot. Perhaps a distraught person sitting on the steps, but really for me this one stands on its own. Love the old-time look you gave it.

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Post by minniev » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:05 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Wowsir - love this shot. Perhaps a distraught person sitting on the steps, but really for me this one stands on its own. Love the old-time look you gave it.
Thanks Piet. I have vague thoughts of creating various kinds of composites with these things
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