Zenfolio | Matt Goodman | Basement Layout Photos | Before Paint (south side looking west)
Uploaded 23-May-14
Taken 30-Jan-14
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Photo Info

Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size648 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken30-Jan-14 08:09
Date modified30-Jan-14 08:09
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D40
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/20 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Before Paint (south side looking west)

Before Paint (south side looking west)

Main room looking west.

I like the open joist space from an access standpoint, but the visual noise of the ceiling was distracting. I'd recently seen other basements with their exposed joists painted black and was impressed with how nicely it made things disappear - I decided to follow that course. I also (briefly) considered something on the white end of the color spectrum, but decided against it since lighter colors would be more likely to show dirt creeping through the sub-floor and other detritus. The very few examples I've seen that were painted white or sky-blue were more distracting and seemed contrived.