Alastair Cochrane  


The Reader by Alastair Cochrane

August 2019 - The Reader

About the Image(s)

This lady was oblivious to the music at an open air concert and was engrossed in her book under the shade of her umbrella on a very hot sunny day. It was taken several years ago for a set of images related to performance - no performance shown here but maybe that was the point of my image. Note the empty seats - I don't know why as the music was very entertaining - maybe it was because it was the middle of a mid-week afternoon. Taken on a Canon 20D with a 17-40mm lens.


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6 comments posted

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
A most interesting snapshot ! Can't imagine why a woman would sit in the blazing sun reading?? Might tone down all the chair numbers as the brightness detracts from the image.   Posted: 08/10/2019 11:04:13

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Alastair...Like the diagonals created by the seats and the woman framed under the umbrella - leads to a nice composition. Interesting story telling image. Due to hot spots, and predominance of red in the image- this is probably a good candidate for B & W.   Posted: 08/19/2019 13:22:07

Marcus Miller   Marcus Miller
Very interesting image. I like the story telling qualities. Without the back story about the music, the image lends itself to creative titles,such as.. SCORE: HOME 0, AWAY 21   Posted: 08/20/2019 07:41:29

Snehendu Kar   Snehendu Kar
What a powerful image ! .... while the "performance" is not visible as you say it and the empty chairs create an unusual setting... what comes through is an intense concentration of the women that elevates her to a deep meditative state. Very nice.   Posted: 08/22/2019 23:54:46

N. Sukumar   N. Sukumar
The image is cropped really tight, but it works, as it helps concentrate the viewer's attention on her face. I really like the warm tone reflected light on her face. You found yourself a nice diffuser! And perhaps she is one of those who like musical accompaniment while reading?   Posted: 08/26/2019 14:19:19
Alastair Cochrane   Alastair Cochrane
I must admit I enjoy listening to music when I'm reading!   Posted: 08/26/2019 15:16:35