Stills V3

October 7, 2013

In the woods

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 20:47


First post from new laptop – hopefully no pink cast:)



  1. A feel uncomfortable with the notion that I am being drawn inside. Is this due to a natural self preservation instinct, that subconsciously or otherwise causes me to avoid such ramshackle looking structures, or am being drawn in by the appearance of the interior and the discomfort is generated by the counter intuitive feel of the brighter interior?

    Comment by cgcooke — October 10, 2013 @ 22:05

  2. I don’t know about Chris’s problems with in or out but do know that the subject matter is a guaranteed magnet for photographers! I think that the attraction is do with the idea of history: that such a building was erected for a purpose, served that purpose and then the times changed and it fell out of use. The purpose of some sheds is clearer than for others; it might be by a farm for instance, or maybe used by woodsmen when making charcoal. With this one there is no such clue so it exists as an abstract shed and has to have strong compositional or treatment strengths to engage the viewer. This one meets the bill with its strong b/w treatment and the careful use of dof to let the distance fade away. All that said, I keep thinking that I see a house behind the trees on the lefthand side! Whatever, the subject matter is well treated.

    PS I see no cast!

    Comment by zavaell — October 11, 2013 @ 06:34

  3. It is a great subject which is enhanced by the mono treatment (it is a B&W Mono).
    I admit to having ended up pixel picking. I noticed the vertical bark covered timber on the right of the door looked slightly soft. So I tried to find the focal plane and got really confused. The DoF is shallow as the rear of the shed is OoF as is the pole just inside the door. I tried to look at the EXIF data to see your settings to see if the DoF would be very shallow.
    Then I felt guilty and went back to enjoying the image. :-)

    Comment by Rex — October 11, 2013 @ 16:49

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