Alex Cohen  

Buffalo Grain by Alex Cohen

April 2021 - Buffalo Grain

About the Image(s)

This image was shot in Buffalo NY over this past summer. Though Covid restrictions were in full force we were at least still able to get out exploring the great outdoors. One early afternoon we thought, hey, let's just drive to Buffalo and go wander around. That's precisely what we did.
Along Lake Erie in Buffalo is fantastic! There is so much history with a blend of new modern things that are building up their lakefront area. This is a shot of the old Cargill Pool Elevator. It was an old grain distribution point from ship to train and vice versa. It's been abandoned for quite some time now. The walkway on the right is some of the new construction going in along the shore for boats, picnics, ferries, and other activities. As I said, it's a fantastic blend of old meets new. We will be going back again this year.
Canon EOS 80D
Sigma 18-300mm lens shot at 18mm
iso 100, 1/1250, f4.5
Auto adjust in lightroom, dehazed

4 comments posted

Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
Very interesting shot Alex. I think this is well exposed and I like your choice of composition with the leading line of the walkway bringing my eye to you subject. I think I would like to explore the old factory, I can only imagine what the inside would be like (mostly dark I suppose). I think if you cropped in a bit on the right to eliminate that small building you would put more focus on the main subject. You might try it and see if you like it. Also if you could show all of (or eliminate) the half boat on the left it would strengthen the shot giving you a repetitive pattern. Very nice work.   Posted: 04/05/2021 09:26:41

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
I agree with Bruce. One thing I would do is to flip the image.   Posted: 04/08/2021 11:46:02
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Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
It certainly does tell a story of old and modern. Regrettably, in this country we don't re task splendid old buildings like this elevator. The walkway makes a winding leading line! The texture of the water adds depth! The subject looks good on the left to my eye.   Posted: 04/15/2021 16:57:17

Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
As I look at this image, I am uncertain what your subject is. The winding road? The building in the back ground? Going back, I read what you were attempting to do, show the old and the new. I think from another angle it might have worked but I am seeing two different images.   Posted: 04/19/2021 23:18:20


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