Before and After: Quaint State Route 2 Home

Maps on iPhone said the weather was to be cold, yet sunny.

I headed out for a real estate photoshoot along Highway 2 near mile marker 21. A warning sign flashed as I drove through Monroe stating that snow chains were required at mile marker 54.

And it was going to be just fine because the sun was suppose to shine.

From the I-5 interchange and Highway 2 the sky looked questionable… but maybe… maybe the sun would shine. So out I went. When I arrived and started shooting it looked like snow at any moment. Never happened but neither did the sun. Those are the risks of winter real estate photography in the Pacific Northwest.

Before image:

This is the nominal capture at 100 ISO at f11. I always capture 5 frames all at the same ISO and f-stop setting. The only difference in the frames is the speed of the shutter.

After image:

This is the final result after merging all 5 frames into Photomatix and using my proprietary exterior mix.

This Quaint State Route 2 home listed by Sandy Meyer of Platinum Properties NW is a real charmer. The interior had an open concept living space. It was quiet warm and cheery inside. I liked the dark wood floors with neutral tones in the kitchen and bedrooms. I encourage you to take drive out to see this Quaint State Route 2 Home.

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