Rustic Beauty in the Valley

Marty CohenArchitecture, Carmel Valley2 Comments

Here is an exterior photograph of of a house designed and built by Roman Kristl of R. Kristl Konstruction, Inc., located in Carmel Valley. As I described in yesterday’s post of Felix, the cute cat who watches over things here, the setting is beautiful. There are many old Oak trees on the property with spacious areas outside for gardens and relaxation.


Rustic beauty surrounds this house in the Valley.

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Inside, the living room is a warm and comfortable space with a great stone fireplace, a beautiful view of the yard and a spiral staircase to an upstairs room.


The comfortable living room.

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HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography is a natural to use for architectural photography (especial interiors). In this case it was done without a flash but I used a tripod, cable release and took seven exposures to create each of the images. It’s a technique where you blend the different exposures using a process called tonemapping. In this way I was able to utilize more correct exposures to show the detail in the house as well as the much brighter details outside within one image.

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