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Moorland Hut by John Hackett

January 2021 - Moorland Hut

About the Image(s)

A small shepherds hut on moorland in Yorkshire. I wandered around trying different angles and hoping one or two of the sheep in the area might pose for me, to no avail. I chose this image and converted it to monochrome.

7 comments posted

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
This is a bleak landscape and I think you choice of mono works well in that respect. I like the composition and the sense of movement in the grass. The dark sky is a good frame for the image but the unusual cloud formation top right which almost looks like a giant aircraft is a little distracting. I think you could remove this to good effect.
  Posted: 01/10/2021 03:45:21
John Hackett   John Hackett
Hi Peter maybe that cloud is a Stratofortress   Posted: 01/11/2021 08:35:43

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
John, for me this image needs something to grab my attention. What color was the shed as the mono choice doesn't give it much pop. The clouds did add some interest but in my opinion not enough to carry the image.   Posted: 01/10/2021 12:44:00
John Hackett   John Hackett
This is the colour original   Posted: 01/11/2021 08:36:34
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Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
I think there is more in the color image. The rust against the greens and the blue sky adds interest and contrast.   Posted: 01/11/2021 12:16:13

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I like the composition, and sense of depth. I think the mono version would benefit from increased contrast, and a little cropping from the right and top to move the horizon off centerline, and move the shed to a more prominent position. As Joe has commented, I like the color version better. Did you take any pictures at an angle to the shed, so that we would see more of it than the flat end?   Posted: 01/12/2021 07:59:36

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
The image has a lot of potential. I suggest dodging the grass around the shed as a point of interest. The sky might have more drama by using the Dehaze slider in Lightroom and also by playing with the blue channel in the Camera Calibration Panel or the HSL panel. Also, a crop from the right and bottom might be helpful.   Posted: 01/15/2021 09:16:42


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