Graham Jones  

Pioneer Village by Graham Jones

August 2019 - Pioneer Village

About the Image(s)

This image was taken at our local Pioneer Village.

1/250sec F/7.1 84mm Canon Rebel.

I converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro.

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4 comments posted

Mike Washington   Mike Washington
Graham, This is a nicely composed image. A good choice of aperture keeping the subject area sharp and separating the background with a slight fall off. Your choice of B&W toning gives this image a feel that is was shot in the 30's depression era. You could, perhaps, tone down the hot spots, just a touch, to recover some texture in those areas and to keep the views eyes from wandering from the subject. Then print it on a nice mat art paper.   Posted: 08/04/2019 08:00:07

Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
Hi Graham, I really like the old-time feel of this image. The monochrome emphasizes that and also brings the viewer's attention to the textures and shapes, which are very pleasing. I agree with Mike about toning down the brightness in the background areas a bit, but I like the brightness in the center where it contrasts with the dark areas around the hub. Very nice!   Posted: 08/04/2019 09:33:15

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Hi Graham. Though I really enjoy close-up shots (somewhat abstract in taste), I feel maybe a different perspective may have provided more punch, as it were, for this shot.
1. using the same perspective, maybe pulling back out to see just a little more of the frame...
2. perhaps a head-on perspective creating a very symmetrical composition is another, while bracketing with different apertures to control the amount of Depth of Field (Dof).

In this composition, you have biased the center of the wheel to one side (which I like) and we are momentarily directed to the right side spokes and outer portion of the wheel: in this case, the entire wheel and spokes should be in perfect focus, but instead, Dof is shallow causing a bit unrest, in my opinion. If you access to this location, it would be a nice practice (photo shoot) session and capture a few more, and then post them here. :)
  Posted: 08/14/2019 17:00:28

Graham Jones   Graham Jones
Good suggestions - thank you   Posted: 08/25/2019 17:57:07