Sunday, July 8, 2012

Decay (LXIV)


Abandoned house at São João do Estoril

31 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This would be perfect to post on Halloween. This could have inspired the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World.

JM said...

As many of you might know, I'm not a photographer, I'm just a guy who points and shoot using tiny cameras so, before you ask (LOL!), I did nothing regarding this night shot, I just took advantage of the yellow street lights.

Dina said...

Really, a haunted house. Spooky!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

What a very fortunate shot. I was sure you had done some masterful post production on this shot, and to find out all you needed was some street lights to get this effect - my dear JM, what an eye!!!!

Birdman said...

You got such an interesting effect. Sometimes things fall into our laps. Just enjoy.

Cezar and Léia said...

Nossa...parece cenário de filme de suspense!
Léia

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Photography is all about seeing the light as the camera does and you have done a fine job!

bailey-road.com said...

Haunting photo!

Sharon said...

Wow, spooky shot! I love the effect of the light. It really does have a haunted look.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i read your comment above! i was figuring you had done a special treatment on it! that makes it even cooler!!!

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Woody and you do see the light as the camera does and what another terrific capture! That does look like the perfect haunted house!

Sylvia

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Ha ha, haunted, but I have to agree it does have that look about it. Diane

La Principessa Errante said...

Love that house - love how the yellow street light worked so well for you on this - I agree a super Halloween shot!

VP said...

Awesome night shot!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant shot JM, you had the perfect lighting already just waiting for you there! It does look kind of creepy yeh!
It's not a platycerium JM, I'm not really sure what it's called..but I know what you mean the staghorns or elkhorns look amazing, I had one for many years and then it went and died on me, not sure why.

Lowell said...

Now that is just plain spooky! It does look like some Halloween cards and other pictures I've seen. Terrific light. Makes the sky look stormy, too.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

JM, that photo is badass my man. And you say you do all this just point and shoot. It would most people a good 20-30 minutes to set up and shoot something half as good as this.
Shaun
July Giveaway @ ValleysshutterBug

RedPat said...

You are a guy with a great eye! Wonderful angle.

Kay said...

You may just point and shoot but you've got an eye for great shots. This one looks very painterly and the color and light is wonderful.

Virginia said...

Oh now I"m going to have some bad dreams tonight JM!!! But it's a great shot!
V

Virginia said...

WHAT? You are a point and shoot guy? No way!
V

PS Alfred Hitchcock called, he wants his house back.

Stickup Artist said...

Spooky! I love it!

Randy said...

Looks like a haunted house.

Kate said...

The tone of the photo and the brooding sky makes the house look pretty scary.

brattcat said...

this is marvelous, jm.

Halcyon said...

Very cool! I thought you had put some kind of editing effect on it. It looks like a painting. :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

O the mellow light adds so much character to this gorgeous building! As if waiting for a Gothic novel to unfold!

NixBlog said...

Great shot! Very spooky...

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What?! I really thought you are a professional photographer. If you are an amateur, then I aspire to your level of amateurism. p.s. It IS a spooky looking house.

Joan Elizabeth said...

ooooo scary place.

Carolina Tavares said...

Parece cena de filme de terror. Ficou interessante a foto.