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Doll house in Cleveland, Tennessee Library

doll house in Cleveland, Tennessee

I must admit that I am not much of a doll house person. I don’t think I have ever really looked at one and the closest I got to make thing like that would be a model rocket with I was in Missouri 4-H as a kid. However, I understand the work that goes into this type of stuff. It is like editing an HDR…. it takes endless hours.

I have to admit that I did not expect to see it in the public library of all places. It looks like it is there to stay and whoever left it there wanted the population of Cleveland, Tennessee to see it.

Doll house in Cleveland, Tennessee

1/20 sec, 16mm, F3.2, ISO1600

About the Image

The shooting conditions were far from perfect. I had many limitation that I had to try and overcome. The first thing I had to do was drop my aperture to 3.2 and put the mirror less camera in Aperture Priority.

Once in LIghtroom, I try to hide the high ISO (1600) but making it look contrast. (I love contrast anyways!) and I use Radial filter to dial down the clarity around the edges while dialing it up in the core of the image.

I have to say shooting landscapes is much easier!

Doll house case in Cleveland, Tennessee

This was the case I was dealing with or against.

Doll House Limitations Glore!

There was several things working against me. The first one was this big case that the dollhouse was inside of. Shooting through plastic glass is never a positive thing. You are very limited on soo levels. It just sucks to have to do it.

If that was not enough, I had only a 16mm (2.8) prime with me so I could not try and get closer or to zoom. The area covered by the lens was the only thing I could work with. Several of the pictures were not even workable.

Before someone says to “crop,” I do not crop. Say no to cropping. It is worse than drugs.

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