...the kitchen ...

Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 25 March 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

The white section in the lower left corner is the sink. On the calendar in big print is "Estes Park Blacksmith Shop".

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Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lots to see here.. wonderful shot.

25 Mar 2011 8:48am

@Sarito: Thanks, Sarito. There is a lot of detail, and for that reason I was unsure how to process--monotone or a filtering of some sort. This is definitely the old style kitchen, a bit "off the grid". Thanks for taking a look and leaving a comment.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

There a a lovely honesty about this image - even the light looks extra-pure !

25 Mar 2011 5:15pm

@Ronnie 2¢: What a lovely thing to say! I was glad it did not look dusty...not good in a kitchen to have the air filled with particulates.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very nice capture ! I like the details and the atmosphere. Well done ! Have a great day :)

25 Mar 2011 5:37pm

@Tamara: Thanks! I just loved this little house. It all felt so homey and human sized. I don't know exactly how to put it, but the people who set the scenes did a fine job. There is more to come, so stay tuned....

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A lovely view, loads of interesting items !

25 Mar 2011 6:36pm

@Thea: thanks, Thea! This must have been a cheerful and busy place in its day.

Franz from Baden, Austria

well done! i like it when they show rooms "as they were", with period furniture or - as in this case - relevant objects!

25 Mar 2011 7:06pm

@Franz: Me, too, Franz. The people who placed things around for us to see did a fine job, as if the items would be in daily use and that the family had just stepped out to feed the chickens and gather vegetables from the garden for dinner.

Marcie from Newton, United States

What a lovely..timeless..inviting scene. Love how you framed it.

25 Mar 2011 8:30pm

@Marcie: Thanks, Marcie! This house was fun to photograph. There are a just a few more images before I change gears.

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

I love antique furniture so you can just imagine how much I love this photo. Beautiful colors and composition, and of course furniture :)

25 Mar 2011 9:53pm

@✿ Anina ✿: Great, I'm glad you like this series!

Ann Baldwin from Vallejo, United States

The sunlight falling on the breakfast table lends this kitchen scene great warmth. I want to sit right down and have a cup of tea.

25 Mar 2011 10:26pm

@Ann Baldwin: Yes! A good feeling!

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great series and a wonderful shot! I love how well this place is preserving history. It just puts you right there, back in time.

26 Mar 2011 4:27am

@Bettina: Thanks for visiting and commenting, Bettina. In person it felt very lived in, not at all like a museum.

Don from Spokane, United States

This is an excellent interior shot that shows us so much detail...very enjoyable to move around in the picture going from interesting item to the next item. Well done.

26 Mar 2011 2:24pm

@Don: Thanks, Don! It was such fun walking around inside the place and seeing all the items left by the family. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Wonderful turquoise walls! Also, sensible linoleum floor.

27 Mar 2011 9:53am

@Anita: I have always felt linoleum was a good thing to have--n few seams, o grout to struggle with and easier on the feet.

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Your indoor photographs provide fascinating insights into the bygone life of the MacGregor family. I especially love your skillful use of ambient light.

27 Mar 2011 12:38pm

@Arnd: Thanks, Arnd! Takes some practice, a raw file, and some finagling in Photoshop. I continue to learn.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

One room I try to avoid, but it this case, it's very nice. ;-)

28 Mar 2011 3:05pm

@B. Thomas: [laughing] Wait until you see the stove...!