Bob Patrick  


Withrow 3 by Bob Patrick

November 2020 - Withrow 3

About the Image(s)

Oct. 18, Douglas County. Nikon D800E, Sigma 24-105 at 24mm, ISO 400, F11, 1/800 sec. Cropped and tone mapped in PS5.1. This is near the (dying) town of Withrow, WA.


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8 comments posted




Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Bright stubble fields, beautiful blue in the cloudy sky. The contrast between the dilapidated farmhouse and the new silo facility adds tension to the picture. I like the picture very much.
It would be interesting to see how the picture looks like with more sky and less fields.   Posted: 11/04/2020 10:04:34
Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Didn't work this as much. Left in the Dog. Here it is with more sky and less fields.   Posted: 11/04/2020 10:22:04
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Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thanks - I think the original image has a better effect   Posted: 11/04/2020 10:42:16



Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
I like this image. It gives a feeling of isolation, being out in the middle of nowhere. The decaying farmhouse is quite interesting. I find myself searching for details in the farmhouse. The lopsided tank makes me wonder what happened to it. Do you also have close-up photographs of the farmhouse?   Posted: 11/11/2020 00:47:52
Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
I shot some frames of the interior through the windows. Pretty sad. Vandalism destroys so much history.

When I come to this County to photograph, I am always under time constraints. Some day, I must try to bring a camper truck and have the time to stay with a subject until I get it right.   Posted: 11/13/2020 11:45:46



Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
I like this image for an outsider from America as it does show the vastness of the place as here is the old and the new and not a farmhouse to be seen anywhere. I like your colour and tones and understand why you have so much field in the foreground, but with all the plough lines going in the opposite directions I wonder if a touch less is better.   Posted: 11/13/2020 06:01:30
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Randy Dykstra   Randy Dykstra
Once again, I agree with Paul. The complementary blue and gold work well. The buildings provide a depth. I just thought there was too much foreground and Paul's crop is very much what I was thinking would improve the image.   Posted: 11/16/2020 19:05:52



Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
The complementary colors make this "viewer attracting" image. I did ponder over "as is" or panoramic effect and I think I prefer the panoramic bringing the viewer closer into the image. Well done
  Posted: 11/18/2020 15:25:52