We all are as small against the vast nature around us, as the boat is to the river.
In one of my previous posts of a sunset I received suggestions of keeping an object like a boat in the frame. I tried this one...Hope it has worked.
I shot this with the purpose of experimenting keeping the small lonely boat against the vastness of the Ganges.
PP- Auto levels, sharpened once, added a touch of sepia.
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zmey (7335) 2008-01-19 6:04
nice ambience in your photo. the theme, of course, is common, but immortal at the same time. i like election to go sepia too.
however, for my taste there is a small technical flaw: the horizon appears strongly tilted and lense distortion also appears to be present. for a composition like this, i think, the viewer would prefer those two to be fixed.
easily done in a short photoshop session.
kind regards and TFS
japiey (10163) 2008-01-19 6:29
The ocean, the lights scattered, and the voyage...
Wish the best..
photographer123 (6246) 2008-01-19 8:06
good shot..very good composition..you put the boat in right place...create a wonderful atmosphere..well done...subir
crckt (7222) 2008-01-19 13:07
Yes, the boat is a lovely addition. The gradient of sepia tones from the left to the right is really special. The curved horizon is another thing that catches the eye. I don't know whether or not you've used digital zoom here, the reason I ask this is that the boat does look a little pixelated. If you did, I would recommend not to, instead crop it in pp (another form of digital zoom), but atleast that way you've more control.
Have a very nice weekend.
Partha_c (2029) 2008-01-19 13:29
Hi Sagar. Placement of the small boat on the large river supports the vastness. The sepia colour is really befitting. Shaeri's comments are also worth for improvising. Liked your work. Regards.
Bruno40 (6658) 2008-01-19 20:15
What I like here is the simple composition, in which you used very well the 2/3 rule. The sepia touch is also good.
However, the tilt of the horizon in a photo like this (sea photo) is in my opinion critical.
I usually don't give full points for this kind of flaw, I hope you will not be mad a me.
hello_ishan (1571) 2008-01-19 23:44
Excellent shot; the reflection of sunlight in the water & the colour tone of the image make the scene very impressive. The boat on the far end shows the vastness of the river. Well captured my friend. Well done.
Merline (0) 2008-01-20 5:15
everything has been said about horizon tilt and little technicalities lixe pixelisation etc with which I agree. But apart from that I really enjoy this. For the simple yet elegant composition with the boat well placed, the great light, the sepia tone I like very much. I love the mood created, meditative and peaceful.
indraajeet (1912) 2008-01-20 8:49
wonderfully done sagar. the conception is simply great. the arched sea and light are superb
dhurjati (2709) 2008-01-20 9:07
Wonderful shot.The floating boat-the colour tone,the reflection of light on the water,the textures and details..... well, its really nice to see.
AKITA (15125) 2008-01-20 13:07
in the art, the horizon need not to be horizontal, it is common sense, also in the photography. photograph is not objective record of objective world by objective machine, objective accuracy is quite nonsense for artistic minds.
my first impression to this your shot is about some beautiful contrasts that suggest significant meanings. and this tilt and curved horizon is very natural and comfortable in this imaginative space.
there is no horizontal horizon in the world.
Angshu (56760) 2008-01-25 0:33
First the fine points..the placement of the boat, the reflection on the water. Actually very well done with the sepia toning. The horizon's tilt? Well you know it already. But why did you not clear the sky of the noise? All said, this is certainly a well done shot