Bob Patrick  

Umptanum 822 by Bob Patrick

September 2020 - Umptanum 822

About the Image(s)

D800E with Sigma 24-105. Converted to B&W then dodged and burned (hastily).
This old homesite has been vacant for decades. Today, it is in the path of a 57,500 acre wildfire, which is not 10% contained. (That is more land area than the City of Seattle.)

6 comments posted

Randy Dykstra   Randy Dykstra
I said wow when I first opened this image. The sky and building is great. Sharp, nice contrast, tones are nice. (although I might have tried the Ansel Adams look and made the blues dark) but then the foreground just felt off as it is a bit too soft for me. I like the composition and the fallen fence is a great leading line, only wished it was a bit more in focus.   Posted: 09/04/2020 19:38:32

Elizabeth Mangham   Elizabeth Mangham
This is a wonderful capture. I cannot see that it is soft, but that is me. I love the scene and the sky. The fence is a great inclusion. Very well done.   Posted: 09/05/2020 00:24:31

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
That's an incredible scene. I like that you took this from an angle where you can see both the roof that's caving in and the graffiti on the wall. That communicates the abandonment of the building.   Posted: 09/05/2020 23:53:07

Regine Guillemin
(Group 38)
Beautiful image! very dramatic. lot of triangles here . the fence echoes the roof , it is clever . good eye . very well done   Posted: 09/10/2020 11:52:48

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
This is well taken and the composition is spot on, the building is sharp and nicely in decay. That one bit of graffiti catches the eye which is good. The gap draws you in.
But I am going to be different from the rest, as I look at this and I am left wanting more, its one of those images that leaves you with what? What would it look like if he went through that gap. Why hide it behind those bushes that for don't do anything. It just left me wanting more. Hope you get what I mean.   Posted: 09/12/2020 06:58:10

Elizabeth Mangham   Elizabeth Mangham
Bob, I am looking at this image again. Actually I can't let go of it. I think this is one of the best photographs I have seen anywhere. If it were mine I would get it printed on a nice big canvas to place where anyone who comes to the front door would have to look at it. I just had to tell you how much I like it.   Posted: 09/12/2020 17:02:37


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