Little shack in Windorah


The only thing better than photographing this little shack was meeting the bloke inside! One of those golden old characters of the outback, a retired drover, lived in this house his entire life. I loved hearing his life story and chatting about whatever, he didn’t take too well to the camera, and was determined I wouldn’t take his photograph! I wanted the image to look wild and intense, possibly overdone but it’s good to push the limits sometimes.

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9 responses

  1. Hey Dan,

    That is such a cool story. Just goest to shot that you don’t need all the expensive things in life to be happy!

    Jamie

    July 23, 2010 at 7:38 am

  2. What a brilliant old shack! Great find.

    For me I must admit you went overboard, I do like strong processing and the contrast and red dirt is wicked. But that purple sky does not work for me, red dirt and purple sky does not mix for me 🙂 I think the sky would work in almost black and white? Perhaps a bit too bullseye as well.

    July 23, 2010 at 7:42 am

    • danproud

      thanks flemming, looking back on it now I agree it was a bit ridiculous! I’ve toned it back now what do you reckon?

      July 23, 2010 at 8:14 am

  3. Better! Absolutely! Try a version with really strong reds and an almost completely desaturated sky, would love to see that 🙂 perhaps post both so we can compare 🙂

    July 23, 2010 at 9:40 am

  4. Dan, Very nice indeed, and I love the story. In our world of laptops, smartphones and iPads, it’s hard to imagine someone living like this. I’ll bet that he is very happy!
    For me, the composition works. In this man’s life, the shack is all he has in the world, and it’s smack dab in the middle, forcing us to focus on it, not the surrounding landscape. The leading lines of the perspective also do this. Excellent!

    July 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm

  5. What a great find Dan.

    July 24, 2010 at 12:48 am

  6. A brilliant capture Dan!

    July 24, 2010 at 5:08 am

  7. What a wonderful find would have been totally brilliant if the owner would have let you work with him on a portrait with the house either way congrats nice work

    July 26, 2010 at 5:56 am

  8. Nice one Dan ….. and yes it is a little better than the first one.

    Great subject matter.

    July 27, 2010 at 11:12 am

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