Ed Ford  

Study by Ed Ford

September 2021 - Study

September 2021 - Ed Ford


About the Image(s)

Why I chose this image:

For me this more like a study than trying to tell a story.

At the same time it is also true that this was built as a log cabin (can be seen to the left side of the home) with other sections added later. It is located in Fallston, Pennsylvania. If the image looks a little grainy, that is deliberate “ an old photo, yellowed with age. I simply liked the architecture, along with the sense of age and endurance.

2 comments posted

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi Ed, I think that you have captured the character of the building and its many fine details beautifully. I think that your camera angle is very good. I wonder if it would be possible to play with local contrast to make the house come out from the background even more clearly? The sepia tones and grainy look work very well and give a feeling that it comes from granmother's album. I wonder if a narrow white frame would make it even more so?   Posted: 09/13/2021 00:27:40

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
The strong angles make this an art photograph, rather than just "a study" or an architectual document. I find the brown tone an addition to the image. I do not like the yellow cast in most sepia photos. You managed the tones very well. The contrast is adequate and you preserved the sunny lighting and light shadows. I disagree with Kirsti's suggestion for a white frame. I think it would actually draw the eye away. I prefer a darker frame. I see some noise in the sky, rather than grain from older negatives. Old photos were not always grainy. Those of us who did a lot of wet developing worked very hard with choice of film and developer to avoid grainy pictures   Posted: 09/13/2021 12:15:04


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