Mark Lachance  

Coates Creek School by Mark Lachance

July 2024 - Coates Creek School

About the Image(s)

my image for July, it is called Coates Creek School. I took this picture near Grand Junction Colorado several years ago, and it was shot as iso 100, f/16, 1/200, and 32mm focal length. Adjustments and b+w conversion done in Photoshop Elements.

6 comments posted

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
I think you have chosen your composition very well. I'm glad you have chosen the swing as you have as it completes the story. Adjusting the blacks/whites would I think, improve the image. Have you considered adjusting the light? Perhaps a slight radial gradient on your subject building? I lived in Grand Junction briefly. This brings back memories of the region.   Posted: 07/09/2024 18:39:29
Mark Lachance   Mark Lachance
Thanks Dorinda. I positioned the swing in the foreground as I wanted to give the image a sense of abandonment and desolation. As far as the bw conversion I played around alot with the various sliders and this looked best to me but yeah I suppose there is room for improvement.   Posted: 07/10/2024 07:45:15
Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
I hope you don't mind, I took some time to adjust the bw and lighting. See what you think.   Posted: 07/10/2024 19:32:29
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Mark Lachance   Mark Lachance
That looks really good.   Posted: 07/10/2024 19:35:10
Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
I should add, that if you could remove the white on the door on the left, it might further improve the image. At first I thought it was writing, but I think it is just chipped paint. Glad you like my sample.   Posted: 07/10/2024 19:41:49
Mark Lachance   Mark Lachance
I like the chipped paint, it shows the age of the building.   Posted: 07/10/2024 19:47:44


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