Bob Patrick  

Chair-and--Henhouse by Bob Patrick

June 2020 - Chair-and--Henhouse

About the Image(s)

This month's item is an Infrared from the abandoned farm property on the Umptanum Road out of Ellensburg. It is a place to go for social distancing, and to let the dog play. Thanks to the vandals, who must come more regularly than me, there is usually a new perspective on waste to see.

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4 comments posted

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
I love the concept of the chair to the old house/barn and the feeling it inspires. I also like the way the infrared had handled the tree and how delicate they feel, but I then find the way the infrared handles the grass a touch overpowering and I lose the feeling of the individual grasses in a mass of white. Yet again though another wonderful found opportunity for an image that there is no hope of finding in the UK as this would have been bought and three houses would be on it.   Posted: 06/12/2020 08:51:08

Elizabeth Mangham   Elizabeth Mangham
Paul, I love this treatment of infrared. I causes the eye to go directly to the chair then the building and increases the feeling of decay. IMHO it is perfect. There is plenty of texture and the contrast of the pure white against the dark simply enforces the feeling of abandonment and decay. If you want to try and darken the right lower bright grasses and see how it looks, is the only thing that I see that could be tampered with. I like the smooth grass in the mid section in front of the house. It gives me a feeling of contrast between the clear good of the grass and the evil dark of rotting house and chair. Nice work.   Posted: 06/14/2020 14:57:35

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
I think infrared works really well in this photograph. The white colors remind me of snow or white flower petals. The brown building and chair provide sharp contrast and stand out as the main features of the photo. The fact that they're both falling apart creates a cohesive theme.   Posted: 06/14/2020 23:40:58

Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
An interesting picture, which raises many questions due to my lack of experience with IR photography. The setup is good, the colors of the armchair and the barrack fit. The picture awakes in me images of a foreign country combined with transience and destruction.   Posted: 06/16/2020 06:15:19