Vincent Cochain, EPSA  

Church in the country by Vincent Cochain, EPSA

August 2022 - Church in the country

August 2022 - Vincent Cochain, EPSA


About the Image(s)

Technical: 1/250, f/13, ISO 200 at 44 mm (FF)

On a Sunday, I took the time to take picture of some churches. I knew this place. The sky was cloudy. I like it for the B&W.

When I arrived, I saw the 2 electric poles and the church inside. I said. Why not? The square format seemed to be adapted.

Treatment (LR): decreased highlight, and increased almost the other parameters (shadow, white, black, texture, clarity & dehaze). Turn I B&W and decrease the blue.

10 comments posted

Kathryn Delany
I like the way way have cropped the image to frame the church within the poles. At present I feel the emphasis falls on the little house to the right of the road. I would reverse that. Knock back the brightness of the little house and bring up the brightness and lights on the church itself. The leading lines of the road edge and poles and wires work well. As do the shadows across the fields.   Posted: 08/02/2022 15:37:48
Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
Thanks Kathryn for your nice & relevant comment. Now my eyes are also attracted by the white house and this not the subject of the picture. I will "correct" that.   Posted: 08/17/2022 00:30:45

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
I like this, you choice of crop and framing has gone against the norm and breaks the rules. That is nice. Whoever set the rules are not here any more and it times clubs got away from the norm. What do I mean, if you cropped this for a camera club you would have cropped just left of the last pole leaving us no choice but to follow the lead lines down to the three buildings.
But you cropped it in such a manner the the viewer now has three choices, follow the norm to the three buildings, dive off through the two poles to the church or just go left and down to that small gap in the trees.
Nice. You rebel.   Posted: 08/10/2022 06:10:50
Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
Thanks Paul for your comment.
Your analysis show that everyone can see and interpret an image on different ways. My first sight was the 2 poles and the church. I am really happy to read other interpretations.
  Posted: 08/17/2022 00:35:04

Fran Yates   Fran Yates
I like how you have post processed this. The sky is so dramatic. And I find the framing of the church interesting. I started wondering how it would look with a different cropping off of the right to put more of an emphasis on the framing of the Church. What do you think?   Posted: 08/13/2022 12:30:12
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David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
For me this crop makes the pole dominent and difficult to look past. All the weight falls to the right.   Posted: 08/16/2022 16:02:29
Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
Thanks Fran for your comment and your time to try another crop.
As mentioned by Paul and my response to him, that are quite "a lot" of possibilities with these picture. I wasn't aware of it.
In this case, a vertical frame is a good choice as the church and the poles are vertical. I like your suggestion.
  Posted: 08/17/2022 00:38:12

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
This has some great impact, wish the front pole was not there. The overall balance is very good with the road leading from the left and to the buildings. The lighting across the road and fields is very good and creates depth.

Maybe moving in front of that main pole would have worked better. I agree with Kathryn about brightening the church and bringing down the building on the right.

Because this image has strong potential I did a little work in LR. let me know what you think.   Posted: 08/16/2022 16:25:00
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Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
Thanks David for your comment and time to make a new suggestion.
This is indeed a new and interesting possibility, and therefore a new picture. I appreciate this possibility. However the "discontinuity" of the poles (they begin in the middle of the road. From where it comes?) can be disturbing. Maybe without all the poles? It will be again a new picture.
  Posted: 08/17/2022 00:42:50
David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
I am not sure it would be very noticeable to anyone who did not know that pole was there. I have seen many rural electric and phone lines end like this here in MN. The reason being there is nowhere else for the lines to go. But, the image first has to please the maker.   Posted: 08/17/2022 11:09:37


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