The Cooperage

cooperage

This is another photo from my friend Larry Libby, it is of a cooperage near where he lives in Townsend, Massachusetts. In class we have talked about how some photos are more interesting for their subject matter than their composition elements. This is a carefully composed photo.  There are sight lines along the weir and road bridge that lead the viewers eye toward the subject matter. Also the side of the building echos the angle of the bridge. This shot has great depth of field but you can still see the ripples in the water despite the slower shutter speed used because the lens would have been stopped down to around f22. There is also a striking color contrast between the weathered gray wood of the old building and the greens, yellows and oranges of the trees and other plants. Because of these elements I feel this is more than just a photo of an interesting  subject.

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