Photo Review - "Dilapidated Farmhouse" by Peter McIlroy

By Matej Tandara

For many years I have driven past a derelict farmhouse facing the highway south of Wakefield. On this particular morning it was beautifully lit with low angle morning sunlight, illuminating parts of it and creating striking shadows in other areas. 185 mm, Aperture f8, Shutter speed 1/200 sec, ISO 500

Initial Thoughts

Starting with the exposure, you nailed it! Not too dark, not too bright, just perfect for this scene. The focus is razor sharp on the old farm house too, couldn’t be better! The contrast is a bit more pronounced but it works so well with the overall feel of the picture. The colours are lively and vibrant too, nothing to change there!


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