Back in the Bluegrass. Back to work.
Last week I had the pleasure of shooting this beautiful property in Richmond, KY for realtor Bob Sophiea of Keller Williams Greater Lexington and 411lex.com. Its six acres on the Kentucky River provide plenty of space and plenty of peace, and the custom built home was actually designed by its current owners who’ve been there for 17 years. With 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms and 3,377 square feet, it’s got a modern country feel to it, wide open living spaces and windows with amazing views all around. I’ve seen and photographed a handful of properties in Boone’s Trace Subdivision, but none as uniquely country living as this. To get this kind of country feel this close to the city is pretty special if you ask me.
My approach for this shoot was to emphasize the openness of the floorplan and to show off the natural scenery through the windows Combining different flash positions and multiple exposures from each angle allowed me to light up these interiors while preserving the views of outside. Perhaps the “easy” way of doing this would be 3, 5 or even 7 exposures smashed into HDR images… but where’s the fun in that? I have my processes and I wanted the challenge, so I went with my way instead and couldn’t be happier with the decision. HDR images can take away the “natural” look of light coming in, and with this country house I wanted all natural all the way.
My photography is always evolving. It’s better than it used to be and not as good as it will be. The beauty of doing it every day is, I’m one step closer to being better for the next one. Thanks for checking this out!
Some highlights of the shoot: