Paul McLaughlin  

Old Farm at Thatcher by Paul McLaughlin

May 2020 - Old Farm at Thatcher

May 2020 - Paul McLaughlin


About the Image(s)

This is a picture of an old abandoned barn at a local dairy farm. Until recently it was hidden from view by an old farmhouse. You can see in the foreground the footprint of where the house stood. I had wanted to get a picture of the house for a long time but kept putting it off, until finally it was gone. Fortunately, the barn became visible. I have been trying to find images within images and then focusing on the reduced area to create a new, if unintended, product.
I cut out the area I was interested in and played with the contrast and lighting. I used photoshop to add some vibrance to the mold on the window sash and lighten the upper left quadrant and a NIK pro contrast filter to finish it off.
This image was taken a f/4, at 1/1500 , ISO 200, with a 50mm lens.

5 comments posted

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
For such an enlargement, the image is very sharp. I say that you have located an interesting building. I also think that you have selected the "best" part of the building, and I like your crop. The composition is also good. The lighting is good to bring out the pealing paint. The mold adds to the image. I think that the the image invokes some mystery as the viewer wonders what is in the black area.   Posted: 05/09/2020 14:15:44

Grace Lee   Grace Lee
Paul, you have such a good photography eyes to spot out the subject. Very interesting image! I would keep it too for late may adding people inside the window.
  Posted: 05/11/2020 05:02:25

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
Looks like this is a abandoned old house. You have a good eyes, when close up you can found a lot of details.
Good shot !   Posted: 05/13/2020 23:33:20

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
The image has impact. The composition works. The bright lighting accentuates the decay. The mold and weathered wood are well captured. But it is a high contrast image that show no detail in the room behind the window. I think shadowy shapes in the window would add. You could go back on an overcast day and see what the image would look like.   Posted: 05/14/2020 18:27:46
Grace Lee   Grace Lee
good idea!   Posted: 05/23/2020 06:22:56


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