I love both of these, but could only turn in one picture for my "Place" photo, so I turned in the one of the house. While I really love the Feed Co. photo, I was afraid the building itself was too dark, but the sky looks awesome! I woke up super-duper early Saturday to go take photos, and I must say, morning light is somewhat tricky to master but it's so soft and pretty. I used some of my Photoshop savvy to edit out a icky handicap sign that was a bit distracting, and I edited out the top of some rose bushes that were in front of the building. The clone stamp tool is simply amazing, you guys!
As for the house, I found it on a random trip to Bryan beforehand (I even instagrammed it!), but I decided to go back because it's probably the prettiest house I've ever seen. All of that detail and craftsmanship makes me swoon! I turned this photo in simply because of the lighting. I tried to frame the shot so that the focal point was the turret (I think that's the term), and I got lucky with the morning sun just rising up and lighting it up perfectly. I also used the clone stamp tool here to edit out a white Suburban, and I tried to make the tan building as inconspicuous as possible by editing out windows and a weird shed.
Next week is Lighting, I'm super stoked, but also a bit worried since it does take a lot of time to plan out and shoot for this class. If it was summer, I'd be all for it, but since I'm taking other classes, they come before this one since it's an elective. I must say, it's been an experience taking an art class. I'm so used to business school and talking about boring things, haha.