John Hackett  

Malin Head by John Hackett

November 2019 - Malin Head

About the Image(s)

Taken in Ireland near Malin Head, I liked the old cottage and the distant tower. The weather at the time was pretty dismal and this I felt deserved conversion to mono.

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7 comments posted

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi John, I really like this monochrome treatment. I think it conveys the `mood' of the day... Had you considered cropping up from the bottom a bit so the structure is less in the center? Also, had you considered darkening the clouds on the right side of the image? I like the cloud formation but the brightness draws my eye from the main subject.
Norm   Posted: 11/09/2019 06:48:54

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
I agree with Norm that the monochrome treatment fits the weather and mood of the picture. I also feel my eyes drawn to the clouds on the right and yet, they seem to impart some hope of change to this dismal weather. I can almost feel the damp wind blowing.   Posted: 11/09/2019 12:27:03

John Hackett   John Hackett
Thank you for the suggestions I will have a play with the image.   Posted: 11/14/2019 05:30:22

Ann McDermott   Ann McDermott
Hi John,
I like the composition and how my eye can travel from the main building over to the hill where the other buildings are. I agree with the others about monochrome working well here.
Ann   Posted: 11/16/2019 13:12:08

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I really lie the textures of the grass in the foreground. I also like the feeling of isolation. basically that means I would not crop. I like the building on the horizon to go with the building in the foreground. I have no suggestions.   Posted: 11/16/2019 22:00:37

Harriet Ciccone
I agree that the mono conversion fits this image to evoke the damp and dismal weather. Well done.   Posted: 11/17/2019 10:08:08

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Wonderful monochrome John. Composition is really good and the vintage type scene is perfect for the monochrome treatment. It reminds me of a movie scene from The Greatest Game Ever Played. The scene represented Harry Vardon's humble childhood.   Posted: 11/18/2019 04:48:05