Alastair Cochrane  


Fannie May Candies by Alastair Cochrane

March 2020 - Fannie May Candies

About the Image(s)

Taken on my last Chicago visit several years ago. A street scene with people and reflections of the buildings behind me when taking the photograph. Some cropping and levels adjustment. Taken with a Canon 20D and a 17-40mm lens. There's quite a lot to view in this one image.


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9 comments posted

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
You are so right .........there is much to see here. But sharp, well composed and colorful !   Posted: 03/10/2020 13:57:58

Marcus Miller   Marcus Miller
There is a lot to take in and I have visited this image several times to discover something new. I've enjoyed every visit. Thank you.   Posted: 03/10/2020 19:54:10

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
Just visiting from Group 36

You really have a fine image here with lots to look at. The composition is very well balanced and is appealing.

After reading Marcus' comment I'm wondering if there are multiple images contained with in this single shot. For example would the Fannie May sign and window make a decent image all by itself? Just curious what you think.   Posted: 03/16/2020 10:02:28
Alastair Cochrane   Alastair Cochrane
Thanks Larry. Another version is attached that maybe is what you were thinking about.   Posted: 03/16/2020 10:18:41
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Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
Yes. The reflections in the glass are another more abstract version. I do like this, mostly I think because of the lines. Thanks for replying and the efforts.

My vote is for this---my eye is just connected to those wavy lines.

  Posted: 03/16/2020 11:48:22
Alastair Cochrane   Alastair Cochrane
Not sure if the FMC text dominates this version too much - I had tried it as attached as well. The single word in the centre is ok for me as it is relatively unobtrusive..   Posted: 03/16/2020 14:30:18
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Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I agree. I wondered about that word and while it is noticeable I will agree that it is relatively unobtrusive.
In the attachment here I might remove the white section at the top since it is so small. but either way it works since this has that abstract feel to it.

Thanks for replying and for your efforts. I'll look forward to see more images from you.   Posted: 03/16/2020 14:53:20

Snehendu Kar   Snehendu Kar
A masterful collage---- captures multiple perspective. Too bad the overall size limitation gives a bit crowded appearance..... it deserves a larger space like mural to fully reveal the beauty and diversity. Well done.   Posted: 03/21/2020 20:08:23

N. Sukumar   N. Sukumar
Yes, there's quite a lot to view in this image, but it doesn't feel cluttered, due to its clean composition and the large sections that are not busy and that act as frames for the busy panels. And yes, the central section makes a good image in itself. The woman walking across the road into the scene, almost as if it was a theatre set, serves to lead the eye into the image. Would love to see this as a large print.   Posted: 03/25/2020 11:48:31