Jerry Snyder  

Pauling's Farm Ice House by Jerry Snyder

May 2021 - Pauling's Farm Ice House

About the Image(s)

The subjects of the image, titled Paulings Farm Ice House are a 300-plus year old Sycamore (Buttonwood) tree and the ice house building that it surrounds. The morning light allowed the white bark to shine. The colors were adjusted in Lightroom before converting to monochrome to allow the sky to go dark, allowing the tree and building to stand out. The camera settings were 1/160 s, f/8, and ISO 100 at 21 mm, using a tripod mounted Sony a6000.

4 comments posted

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
The white tree is unusual with limbs so close to the ground and seeming to imprison the ice house within its maze of branches. Perhaps Hansel and Gretel are inside. Cropping from the sides would strengthen that effect. But as is, it does look isolated.   Posted: 05/04/2021 17:39:32

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
I have to confess I immediately thought "Infra red!" (It's no secret that I don't like infra red photos as a general rule.) But no, it isn't, and that is most interesting. A great capture of unusual light!
The size of the tree is also impressive to me, so I wouldn't crop it.
Alas, though, I think you need to rotate it a few degrees anti-clockwise, as the verticals (edges of the house) ain't vertical.
  Posted: 05/05/2021 01:40:28

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
I feel you have done great careened an excellent job of conveying the feeling of the entire scene.
Yes, please straighten it a bit.   Posted: 05/07/2021 10:32:25

Don York   Don York
The trees definitely pull you into the image with the dark sky behind. I might try a little dodge of the left side of the ice house to bring it out.   Posted: 05/08/2021 08:23:06


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