Alastair Cochrane  


Light and shade by Alastair Cochrane

November 2021 - Light and shade

About the Image(s)

Photographed earlier this year from inside a farm building that had been built beside an older stone built structure. The later part has recently been demolished so more stonework can now be seen. It was taken as a record of the building as I knew its future was going to be short-lived, however I was pleased to have some interesting light that gives a hint of the interior and shows also what is outside. I have also converted this to black and white and both versions have their merits although the monochrome version possibly is a little bit more dramatic. I like them both.


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7 comments posted




N. Sukumar   N. Sukumar
This is one instance where I like the absence of a border. I feel like I can almost step into the room! I like the subtle hints of colour on the walls.   Posted: 11/01/2021 15:07:10



Pinaki Sarkar   Pinaki Sarkar
I love this one. It not only has the light and shade but also has multiple tones of colors . Good Work. What was the f number, shutter speed, focal length , metering mode for this shot ?   Posted: 11/07/2021 18:29:31
Alastair Cochrane   Alastair Cochrane
1/500 handheld at f/11 and 2 stops underexposed
iso 1600
focal length 26mm on Fujifilm 18-55mm lens

metered on the stone walls hoping to get some detail in the bright area as well but it was very contrasty light and there was little detail to photograph due to the angle I was taking it at as I wanted everything in the frame

tried metering off the bright area but there was still no perceptible detail in most of it and it upset everything else   Posted: 11/25/2021 15:55:20



Mark Southard   Mark Southard
I, too, like this image but maybe would have toned down the bright spot?   Posted: 11/12/2021 12:41:05
Alastair Cochrane   Alastair Cochrane
see my reply to Pinaki   Posted: 11/25/2021 15:55:48



Marcus Miller   Marcus Miller
I like the lines and angles which define the space. The light is very effect. Well done.   Posted: 11/18/2021 08:33:01



Alastair Cochrane   Alastair Cochrane
I did go back a month later with a 10-24mm lens but the light direction had changed so much there was no light at all inside the building. The part in the foreground supported on the steel columns has recently been demolished so I won't be able to try again.   Posted: 11/25/2021 16:08:49