One morning while HDR’ing here in SoCal…I was driving back home and decided to stop by Old Town Irvine. Here you can find a couple of cool older buildings that have been updated. Here is some info from the web:
Old Town Irvine stands today as a testament to the rich agricultural past of what has become one of California’s most heavily urban counties. Founded in 1887 as the distribution and storage center of the 125,000-acre Irvine ranch, Old Town Irvine was to develop over the years a bean and grain storage warehouse (1895) and granary (1947) known as the Irvine Bean and Grain Grower’s Building, a blacksmith’s shop (1916), a hotel (1913), a general store (1911), and an employees’ bungalow (1915). All of these structures have been rehabilitated for commercial uses and their exteriors have been painstakingly maintained.
While cruising around upstate New York recently, I saw this old beat down barn on the side of the road. I pulled over and grabbed the shot. I was on my way somewhere so didn’t have time to set up for an HDR…but it was a sunny day…probably would not have looked so great. With this shot I just used NIK’s Tonal Contrast to give it a little kick. Road side shots are always fun!! Enjoy!
A revisit on my HDR form last week…I love this old abandoned DIner! Just wanted to give it that textured look. I will have one more slow posting week on Places 2 Explore…but a few cool shots coming up!! ! Have fun!