Equine Antiques

Equine Antiques - Ballycastle - photo by Alex Leonard

Photo Description

This dilapidated sign on Market Street in Ballycastle points to a shop which appears to no longer exist.

I’m a little confused as to what the word after “shop” is meant to be. Either it said “shopiooyds” or it said “shop ooyds”, neither of which make any sense to me. Perhaps it’s a Ballycastle thing.

I’m a little concerned I didn’t get the focus quite right in this photo. I shot with an aperture of f/2.0 which should have given me a little breathing room. I’m wondering is my vague sense of blurriness actually just the sign being so old and covered with algae. I was also a little torn as to whether this would be better in black & white. I think it is, if nothing else for emphasising the age of the sign.

I hope you like it, any thoughts or critiques, please feel free to leave a comment.

Photo Data

Date Taken 21 Jan 2012, 16:38:02
Camera Canon EOS 550D
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture f/2
ISO 800
Shutter Speed 1/400 second