Old Glory, Old House by Joseph T. Meirose IV
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Wellesley Island, NY, United States of America. 124 year old house overlooking the Saint Lawrence River.

Nikon D700

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Comments

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonabout 4 years ago

    Stunning shot – love it

  • Why, thank you very much Michelle. The whole house is beautiful. I’m just having a hard time figuring out how to show it in its entirety. Eventually I’ll get it. Thanks again, cheers.

    – Joseph T. Meirose IV

  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 4 years ago

    Joe, this is awesome. It’s like the whole concept of the American dream is bundled up into one nostalgic take that encapsulates history, patriotism, and the ideals of a timeless couple, bonded for life, growing old together. And you did it without needing color, or even including the timeless couple!
    It’s because the message is put to us so convincingly through your composition and framing it only needs a glance to be remembered.
    THIS is what photography is all about. You could HDR this and saturate the colors and dress it up for Sunday dinner, but the basic elements of the stars and stripes and the Ma and Pa chairs, each with its own side table but on either side so it’s still convenient to hold hands… and even the histgoric plaque on the wall are so perfectly depicted and cry out to be left just as they are, without embellishment.

    I also love the symmetry of your square framing against the randomness of the way the flag is draping on the left and the difference between the two chairs… as if to say it’s as much about individuality and character as it is about solidity of the surroundings.
    To me, and knowing you’re an amateur photographer who has more of a nautral eye for capturing emotion than acquired skill… this is an absolute treasure.
    And I’m not even done yet cause I also think your lighting and exposure are done to as much perfection as your framing and composition. A masterpiece in its pureness and simplicity… I wish I could fave it a thousand times.
    Nice work dude!

  • Billy…Billy, thank you. Your support is so very much appreciated. As with anyone, feedback is crucial. That is why I am on Rb in the first place! I want, and need, input. You telling me how a photograph of mine makes you actually FEEL is what I do this for in the first place. An artist’s, of any genre (pro or not) soul motivation is to move people. Triggering a thought or feeling is the greatest compliment one can hope for. Thank you.

    Wellesley Island is a slice of Americana. Worth a visit if just for the island itself. At any given time, during the summer, this tiny island has kids playing baseball across the street from a magnificent restaurant, next to the lake with all these summer homes. Every single porch is covered with hammocks, chairs, and flowers. Flags of many countries flap proudly from railings. Golf carts putter back and forth from the gazebo to the pier to the barber shop to the small grocery. The smell of bbq’ing fills the air. Then there are the people themselves. Mostly retired from a much busier city, host week long gatherings of their families. Seemingly, each residence is having a family reunion. Cars are all parked, it’s so small here, everyone walks.

    If there ever was a place to grow old and die, this would be it.

    – Joseph T. Meirose IV

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 4 years ago

    OH VERY NICE!!!!!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Joseph T. Meirose IV

  • lynell
    lynellover 3 years ago

    Nice work!

  • Thanks, a beautiful place.

    – Joseph T. Meirose IV

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 3 years ago

  • Woo Hoo! Thank you very much. I truly appreciate your support and recognition!

    – Joseph T. Meirose IV

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Thanks a lot, Andrea!

    – Joseph T. Meirose IV

  • TEEJAY1309
    TEEJAY1309over 3 years ago

    Your work has been selected to be featured for our Memorial Day 2011 Features.
    Congratulations.

  • Thank you very much. It’s a real honor to have been selected! Cheers.

    – Joseph T. Meirose IV

  • Roger Mann
    Roger Mannover 3 years ago

    This is the UK’s view of traditional America and you’ve encapsulated it perfectly. A 124 year old house made of wood? That must be some wood.

  • Rebecca Morrison
    Rebecca Morrisonover 3 years ago

    This is such a heartfelt image, it screams pride and persistance, from the flag to the homes old age to the chairs. Beautiful work.

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

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