The ol’ historic town of Ferndale is full of victorian houses while maintaining a wild wild west feel. Pretty cool little place. I had a bit of fun with this image, merging black and white with color and adding a fractally touch.
~ by aswirly on May 17, 2010.
Posted in Black & White, Creative Images, Trips & Travels, What's going on Tags: aswirly, aswirly photography, black and white, California, color, Ferndale, Fractalius, historic town, photography, selective color, selective coloring, slug'd
Where is this town at? It looks beautiful !! Great shot !
epicswife said this on May 17, 2010 at 10:42 am | Reply
Thank you! Well, it’s off of 101 in Northern Cali close to Eureka.
aswirly said this on May 17, 2010 at 10:45 am | Reply
I think WORLD FAMOUS aswirly’s place is in order.
danbaumbach said this on May 17, 2010 at 11:04 am | Reply
I’m flattered :) Thanks Dan!
aswirly said this on May 18, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Reply
It does look like the old west! What a great shot Amber. I love the mood you created with the semi-black and white. That combined with the fact that there is no one around makes it feel like a show down is about to happen! Very cool.
Mike said this on May 17, 2010 at 11:11 am | Reply
Thanks Mike :) It was strange that the place was so vacant. I think these little touristy towns whave been hit hard by the economy. The semi-bw seemed so appropriate…
aswirly said this on May 18, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Reply
Did you scare everyone away ??. lol. I can just picture you strolling down main street all Wyatt Earp stylie, looking for Billy the Squid. ;)
Mind you, if nothing else, at least you managed to shoot a nice scene. :)
FS Photography said this on May 17, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Reply
I was ready for a fight but I think I scared everyone off as soon as I stepped out of the saloon ;) Ah well…
aswirly said this on May 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Reply
Very cool. It has been many many years since I have been there. The cars are different, but the street looks the same! Oh, it looks like there is new paint down the middle of the road. :)
Awesome capture with the dramatic clouds and tones. It really captures the sleepiness of the place as well.
Sean Kane said this on May 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Reply
Thanks Sean. It really was a sleepy little place. I loved the charming victorian houses :)
aswirly said this on May 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Reply
I do like the image but I agree with Brian as it looks a bit strange being so deserted. Like you are looking at a ghost town after some world-wide disaster. Chills….
milkayphoto said this on May 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Reply
Yeah… I know :( I think the disaster was the economy. All the store owners seemed desperate for our business and no one else seemed to be around. Although… it was a monday.
aswirly said this on May 18, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Reply
Those clouds are ominous. Looks like it might have been raining as well. I like it.
louster said this on May 17, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Reply
Thanks! You are so right. I took this shot between rain spells :)
aswirly said this on May 18, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Reply
Great shot Amber, i love it !
Olivier said this on May 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Reply
Thanks so much Olivier :)
Nice, I like the old time feel with the bright yellow lines.
lynnwiles said this on May 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Reply
Thank you Lynn :)
Great shot Amber, I like the treatment you applied here. The clouds add a nice feel too.
Consuelo Seitz said this on May 17, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Reply
Thanks COnsuelo. It was raining buckets this day so the clouds were particularly onimous.
aswirly said this on May 18, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Reply
Very interesting shot. I like the limited use of color. Good one!
sludewig said this on May 17, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Reply
Wow…I like this picture very much! Buildings and cloud I feel like I can smell the air.
littlegreypoodle said this on May 17, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Reply
Thanks girlfriend! :))
Oooh, I LOVE this shot, Amber. The yellow line draws you through the photo. Really nice PP on this, too.
davecandoit said this on May 18, 2010 at 7:40 am | Reply
Thanks Dave! Glad you like it. It was a fun scene to play with :)
aswirly said this on May 18, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Reply
Amber, that yellow stripe in the road looks awesome!! Great shot!!!
places2explore said this on May 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Reply
Thanks so much Pete!
Great shot Amber! I like this a lot.
Tom Nevesely said this on May 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Reply
Thanks so much Tom
aswirly said this on May 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Reply
Aaaah I love the victorian Style! Great location to shoot and u DID as I can see, tell me, no hdr? However, cool treatment! Happy w-end!
Jakob said this on May 21, 2010 at 8:44 am | Reply
Ooooh…if I am honest I DID use a little HDR here. Just on the buildings though. Thanks J :)
aswirly said this on May 22, 2010 at 9:37 am | Reply
Amber this post was mine “Great shot Amber! I like this a lot.”
there is something wrong with the reply’s.
Olivier said this on May 22, 2010 at 1:06 am | Reply
Oh that is strange. Sorry about that. Thank you Olivier :)
aswirly said this on May 22, 2010 at 9:30 am | Reply
Funny – we have a Ferndale here which is what I thought of immediately on seeing the title of this post, but this town looks nothing like the one I am familiar with! :-) Add some art-deco cafe’s, trendy restaurants, and you might be getting close.
I like your processing of this.
grafphoto said this on May 22, 2010 at 10:06 am | Reply
Oooh your Ferndale sounds much cooler ;) Thank Mark!
aswirly said this on May 24, 2010 at 7:38 am | Reply
Love the processing and feel – bleakly beautiful.
Brian Roberts said this on May 23, 2010 at 11:33 am | Reply
Thank you Bri :)
aswirly said this on May 24, 2010 at 7:39 am | Reply
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