Unstaged scene inside an abandoned house.
Cherry Creek, Nevada – USA

Selective Color Of An Inanimate Object Challenge on Challenge Accepted
Sad And Abandoned Rooms Challenge on Contrasting Perceptions

Dilapidated Challenge on Tables And Chairs
Have A Seat Challenge on Abandoned Dark Creepy

Art Universe
Challenge Accepted
Old Things Are Vintage
URBEX: Urban Explorers
The Fine Art Of Peeling Paint
Enhanced Photos
Steptoe Valley Photographers’ Association
Canon DSLR Users Group

Canon 350D EOS
Tamron lens 55-200mm

Processed using JASC PaintShop Pro: the original color image was converted using Special Effects filter: “chrome”, to produce the metallic tone and texture; saved as new image. The subject was then cut out from the original using Smart Edge tool, pasted as a transparent layer, adjusting opacity to achieve the desired level of saturation.

Views: 893 (2009.OCT.24)

Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago

    great shot and details

  • Thank you, Kathy; I really appreciate your comment!


    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago

    congratulations on being featured in the Canon DSLR group
    your hosts Big D, Cora, Kaz and Kathy

  • Thank you, so very much!

    I am thrilled!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    lovely work

  • Thank you, Antanas!
    I greatly appreciate the compliment!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • arvyart
    arvyartalmost 6 years ago

    It’s a very artistic retro capture. It worth a display in a museum ambience. The talent speaks of itself. Arla, please continue on that wave.

  • Oh my! I’m sorry I missed your comment before, Arvy … thanks so much!!

    (Yes, I want to explore some more artistic avenues … when I catch up … one of these days. ;p)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

    WINTERROSEalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you, WinterRose!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • ryopimages1
    ryopimages1almost 6 years ago

    brilliant capture, love it

  • Thank you ryop; I’m glad you like it!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 5 years ago

    This is the perfect capture for this challenge

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 5 years ago

  • I guess you know how to pick them, Sandra!
    Thanks so much!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Mojca Savicki
    Mojca Savickiover 5 years ago

    wow, this is awesome!

  • Thanks a lot, Mojca!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 5 years ago

    grungy dusty left alone BEAUTY

  • Thank you SO much, tazzina!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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