Autumn Aspen Shithouse (2011)
This is an older single exposure, captured back in October 2011 with a Canon Rebel T2i and a Canon 17-40mm L Lens. I really liked the combination of the Rebel and the 17-40mm L lens, the images that were produced with this combination, were sharp, and had good detail for the smaller sensor size. I had processed this image back in 2011 horribly, I mean horribly, and have been wanting to redo it for a year or so.
As for the name, what could be more fitting? After all, lets not glamorize what went down in that beautiful old weathered outhouse! Another photog friend of mine and I were looking at this image back in 2011, and were wondering what to call it. It started innocent, but soon turned funnier than hell with the names we were coming up with. Autumn Aspen Shithouse had the best ring to it.
This area is off of CA State Route 267. I returned in the fall of 2012 again to shoot the old forestry service cabin and outhouse, and there was a tree in the front of the Outhouse that had fallen over, which made for a nice leading line. I returned again in the fall of 2013 to do some more shooting in the Aspen Groves where the old structures sat, and oddly the old outhouse was no longer there, not even the wood, it was just gone. So, this image for me is unique now, not something I, or anybody, can go and capture ever again.
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