Wednesday, January 6

Rusty Chain and Lock

Contributed by C Avery


This is one of my favorite pictures. This picture was taken while I was at Special Equestrians volunteering as a feeder. While walking the horses to their pastures, I saw this perfect picture opportunity. I cropped the picture in a little bit, and adjusted the levels.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really like this picture alot. I love how the chain and the lock stands out and the background blurs. I really like how the tone of this picture is. I also like the adjustments you when took this picture.

Anonymous said...

I really like this photo. This is taken at a very good angle in order to capture the whole image and the crop is done very well. I also like how the colors work really well together. The rust on the chain is perfect to make the picture unified, yet allow it to pop in the places where the chain and lock weren't completely rusted. I also like how the lighter part int eh bottom is blurred because it is not a part of your subject. Overall very well done. Good job. ATP SPHS

Anonymous said...

I really, really like this photograph!! The colors really stand out to me, especially the colors that are on the wood. They make the rusty chain stand out. I also love the fact that you were able to take something that is typically not special and "old" and make it something that is extraordinary and beautiful. The composition is also very well thought out! good job!
-JBW

Anonymous said...

I really like how the background is blurred and it focuses on the chain and lock. The rust shows time and old age within the photo. I think it's interesting how the chain and lock are rusty, but the screws holding the chain are not. Also, the underside of the ring is still good. Very nice photo.

~TN SPHS

Anonymous said...

I like how the lock is rusty and sharp and the background is blurry.
Also when I looked closer I noticed that the screws are not rusty which contrasts the rest of the image.
AP SPHS

John said...

This photo does a fantastic job of focusing on the right points. The chain seems linked to the top two thirds of the screen, and they are still connected by the chain which is an interesting approach. Coloring also adds to the effect.

Chris said...

I was just randomly looking through this blog for the first time in years, and I happened across this one. As a former Special Equestrians volunteer, my first reaction was, "You know, I think I recognize that gate latch." Then of course I looked and the description, and what do you know.

Chris Mattox, SPHS '08