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Ernest Hemingway House

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 6 December 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Ernest Hemingway House was the residence of author Ernest Hemingway in Key West, Florida. It is located at 907 Whitehead Street, across from the Key West lighthouse, close to the Southern coast of the island. On November 24, 1968, it was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

The house was one of the first on the island to be fitted with indoor plumbing, and the first on the island to have an upstairs bathroom with running water, fed from a roof rain cistern. Also notable are a built-in fireplace, and the first swimming pool in Key West, and the only pool within 100 miles in the late 1930's. In November 1936, Hemingway, in an interview with the Key West Citizen, showed the reporter the location he had planned for a pool. It was Pauline Hemingway, though, who spent $20,000 (equivalent in 2013 to $330,000) to have the deep well-fed pool built for her husband, while he was away as a Spanish Civil War correspondent in 1938. When Hemingway returned, he was reportedly unpleasantly surprised by the cost, and exclaimed, "Well, you might as well have my last cent." This penny is embedded in concrete today near the pool.

Photo captured on September 25, 2013.

Post-processed with PhotoScape using the Colored Pencil filter.

NIKON D7000 1/200 second F/7.1 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Diana from San Francisco, United States

Two good skill = One great image. 5*****

6 Dec 2013 5:19am

claudie from le havre, France

une jolie maison et un beau décor !!!!!!!!!! bonne journée theven !!!!!

6 Dec 2013 6:50am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Interesting processing Steve, this could have been a book illustration.

6 Dec 2013 7:42am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Intriguing image in nice processing. Wonderful capture of a great author's residence. Excellent work. Have a nice day. :)

6 Dec 2013 8:35am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Nice treatment.:-)

6 Dec 2013 8:48am

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very good effect.

6 Dec 2013 8:49am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely graphic image

6 Dec 2013 9:11am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful capture of this beautiful house and superbly processed ! Very intresting information regarding this great author and the cost of the pool in those days must have been phenomenal !

6 Dec 2013 10:06am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great angle on this stylish architecture - and your treatment really sets the mood. Interesting information as well.

6 Dec 2013 11:06am

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

Superb image of the great writers house Steven.

6 Dec 2013 12:14pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Great pp on this iconic Key West building. I'd love to get down there again.

6 Dec 2013 12:46pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb effect !!

6 Dec 2013 1:02pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Wonderful composition with very special post processing!

6 Dec 2013 3:26pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

An original and beautifully made ​​creation.

6 Dec 2013 3:36pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this famous place and interesting account of his return.

6 Dec 2013 3:58pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Magnifique traitement. Délicat.)

6 Dec 2013 5:13pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I remember seeing this a few years ago. I wonder if the cats are still there.

6 Dec 2013 5:28pm

@B. Thomas: They are still there. And those that have passed on are still there in their own special cemetery with a single headstone. :-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I was there many years ago and visited this property. Cool and different treatment for your shot !

6 Dec 2013 5:51pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Love the treatment you have given, not surprising the pool episode as he was
pretty much a cheap bastard, well known for his tirades !~

6 Dec 2013 6:10pm

Florence from Paris, France

Lovely house and what a great writer and story teller. Nice effect Steven.

6 Dec 2013 6:44pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the treatment and the info

6 Dec 2013 8:11pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful architecture and lush foliage surrounding the house; love the finishing!

6 Dec 2013 8:41pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful architecture and what a great history! Beautiful treatment and processing Steven!

6 Dec 2013 11:04pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific processing!!!

6 Dec 2013 11:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful house and outstanding processing.

6 Dec 2013 11:09pm

Ferret from Central Florida, United States

I love the processing on this ... well done

7 Dec 2013 2:11am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is very nice processing. It separates the architecture from the trees.

7 Dec 2013 2:56am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant traitement

7 Dec 2013 9:08am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

A lovely effect for this interesting house.

7 Dec 2013 3:23pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Very nice pencil sketch processing. And excellent perspective control.

8 Dec 2013 1:35am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Beautiful work in this wonderful frame !! It's perfect !!

9 Dec 2013 3:19am