Jim Hagan  

Deserted by Jim Hagan

November 2019 - Deserted

November 2019 - Jim Hagan


About the Image(s)

I photographed this abandoned farm building with a wide angle lens - 15 mm, 1/640, F/7.1, with ISO at 200. I converted the image to mono using a Nik silver effect filter. After my conversion I did not like the small clouds showing through the tree branches as they looked like cotton bolls hanging
from the tree - so I darkened them. I did not like my initial conversion which was of the entire photo so I cropped the image to show primarily just the building. But, I did not like that image either so then I cropped less of the original image and included the building, the tree and some of the farm land in my final image on whichI used a warming filter.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
3 comments posted

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
I love abandoned houses! The dark sky is a good indicator of IR.

I like how you cropped the image to include less foreground. To my eyes the horizon seems falling to the right, perhaps try to straighten it. The tree shadow in the bottom almost acts like a vignette. The tree dominates, and it grows out of the frame on the top and right, seems like the tree becomes the main subject, rather than the house.

  Posted: 11/18/2019 09:55:00

Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
As I see it the tree seems to overpower the house, which I believe is the subject.

To emphasize the leading line from the right lower corner I would be tempted to burn the field on the right. Darken the field on the left of the house as well. That would provide more of a sense of depth and make the house advance as the fields recede. Perhaps crop a small amount off the bottom again to bring the house closer so you're left with just a small amount of leaf shadow framing.

You could also explore darkening the highlights on the tree trunk and large branches as well as brightening the house to bring emphasis onto it rather than the tree. Light, bright advances, darks recede.   Posted: 11/29/2019 13:10:02
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
  Posted: 11/29/2019 13:20:47
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