This photograph emerged following lunch with a few friends in Cartin’s Mill Restaurant near Richhill Co Armagh. On the restaurant wall was a monochrome print of this scene and I was challenged to reproduce the photograph. The photograph below is the result.
The photograph in the restaurant didn’t have any people included, unlike my photograph. As I approached the cannon two young people walked into the shot and I initially didn’t want them in the scene. However when one of them climbed on to the cannon I saw the opportunity for an interesting shot. As I raised my camera he was going to leave the scene so I asked him to stay and he kindly obliged.
For me a couple of factors made the image, the unusual pose on the barrel of the cannon and the alignment of the girl, the boy and the statue creating a diagonal line seemed to work. In post production converting the image to monochrome simplified the image and I liked the result.
The image was taken with a Fujifilm X Pro 1 camera fitted with a 35mm lens set at f8, 1/125. You will need to visit the restaurant to see which photograph looks best!
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