Judith Lesnaw  

Wall by Judith Lesnaw

November 2020 - Wall

About the Image(s)

Not far from my home stood a very old one-room schoolhouse said to be the oldest in the region. It had been abandoned long ago and was in a state of deterioration. I have always been fascinated by old abandoned structures, and spent any days and nights photographing this landmark. The roof had been covered by a blue tarp, now faded and tattered. One night my companion aimed the car at the structure. The headlights beams pierced through a shattered window and illuminated the wall. I took the photograph with a Canon Rebel 3Ti and Tamron 18-200mm lens set at 100mm. Camera settings were: 1/50 sec at f 5.6, ISO 1600. I processed the image in Lightroom.

6 comments posted

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Judith, This is really old, back to the days of early electricity. The warm color tone emphasizes the age along with the torn fabric. Everything contributes to the feeling and theme. Well composed with balance! Karl   Posted: 11/08/2020 19:55:49

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
What a lovely, interesting photo! Good for you for seeing the fine art in what might have been a mundane, ordinary scene. I love the golden orange tones, punctuated by the interesting blue tarp.   Posted: 11/09/2020 15:24:04

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
What a great way to capture some history. As a teacher old schoolhouses also fascinate me. Texture, texture, texture in this image! I like the light and colors too.   Posted: 11/09/2020 18:07:30

Marie Miller   Marie Miller
I also love all the texture in this image and in the shredded tarp. There is art, even in deterioration. Love the way you captured this scene and the mood with the yellow/orange halogen headlight. This scene would have been quite different during the day.   Posted: 11/09/2020 22:56:29

Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
Hi Judith
I totally agree with all previous comments. Love the composition, the tones, the texture....love that texture..... and the subject! It's certainly a step back in time and now well preserved in your photographic image. Well seen!   Posted: 11/09/2020 23:13:37

Peter Newman   Peter Newman
I think your image shows an interesting combination of colors and lines. The curves and remains of the rotting canvas create a tension with the electric box. Nicely done.   Posted: 11/12/2020 14:45:58


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