Friday, January 25, 2008

Composition in Primary Colors


EDOUARD BOUBAT: "A photographer is like a bird."

4 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Heelo there Ted
Thank you for you nice words on my Sky Watch post... I nipped over just to say thanks but I think I need moretime here... I'll be back real soon...
All the best
Tom

Julie said...

Ted, having looked at this photograph more closely, it almost creates the illusion of a small model for a sculpture, with the blue drums in the background. I like it a lot - especially the line of light above the window on the left.

It surprises me here to find old barns left to fall into dereliction within metres of modern roads. Great subject matter.

Ted Roth said...

Hi Tom - I look forward to your visit, and I'll be sure to get back to your excellent blog.

Julie - It's sad for me to see the old barns deteriorate. It marks the end of an old way of life in this part of the world. Many of these farms go back 200 years and a few as much as 300, and some of these farms have been owned by one family the whole time. However, farming has had a tough time competing in New England for over a hundred years. The land is rocky and hilly. As land prices increase, and food is increasingly shipped great distances, the pressures to give up become overwhelming.

Of course your comments on the photo are most welcome. The "small model," effect you refer to is the result of shooting from a great distance with a very long lens. It was the window on the left side that kept drawing my camera. The same barns are included in photos on this blog and posted between Nov. 15 and 18. I'm a bit surprised this window doesn't appear in any of those.

Thanks again for your visit.

Andrée said...

OK now THIS is my favorite. And I see all my old blog friends come here too and they never told me about you!! Shame. But I'm glad they have found you.