Large parts of the Copenhagen harbour has been vacated of industrial activities. Kayaking seems to have taken over. The old industrial areas are now flats for people whose hardest work is pushing a mouse, a late afternoon workout on the water is suddenly an attrative idea.
An "Hommage" to Ebbe who has posted numerous great kayak photos here on TE.
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RGatward (20062) 2006-03-03 14:28
Welcome back Torben. I like the expression you've caught here, and the movement caught in the padle, giving the whole thing some effective dynamism.
Ebbe (9617) 2006-03-03 14:28
A fine canoe shot, you caught his eyes looking back well and that makes a lot for this. The way he looks under the paddle is fine too and the paddle makes a fine diagonal. The color says something about cold and I like that you kept that feeling.
A bit strange to be out in the winter without covering up to protect from the splashes of water from the paddle and the unforeseen wave.
And thanks a lot for the namedropping!! And I think I can return it, I have been waiting to see more of you. Last time I went to CPH I felt your spirit and shot a biker. Have not posted it yet though, no fun to do that without you ;o)
tcht (7565) 2006-03-03 15:00
Very good shot of a flatwater racing kayak! I agree with Ebbe about the nice diagonal line of the paddle & this person.
However I'd prefer this to be zoomed out more so the whole boat's captured - or maybe wait until his paddle is being lifted up - thus you can freeze the water being lifted out by his paddle, making this more action-oriented.
A good attempt!
Btw...I'm a kayakist myself - will be having a 30km race this Sunday :)
Isabelle (9046) 2006-03-04 8:17
this shot reminds me of yours drip-drip-drip and not because of the drips ;)
here, the core of the image is his stare but the boat converges smoothly to the right down corner. what the man is doing is just circumstancial: the water drips and the paddle already contextualize him and the hint of blur in the paddle also gives the subtle movement to the shot.
considering all points presented, i would get rid of mercy and: rotate 6 degrees clockwise, crop the bottom to make the lighter line of the kayak ends at the corner and crop the space behind the man up to the point his shadow begins in the water.
the thighter the better, imho, for a picture of a stare like this.
eleparc (24063) 2006-03-05 5:20
Hi torben, welcome back on TE! it has been a while, it seems... and a nice come back with a good note! I remember years ago having stayed in one of the apartments on the harbour... memories!
Ina (2687) 2006-03-12 4:06
Et dejligt billede med en spændende komposition... Blikket vi her får under padlen er intenst og godt...
De klare farver mod det grå og mørke vand giver en god effekt og dråberne som falder på vandet gi'r billedet energi...
Alt i alt flot arbejde...
Tak for synet og god weekend... Ina...
- Copyright: Torben Linde (torben) (3100)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-29
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus E 300, Zuiko Digital 50mm f2.0
- Exposure: f/2, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-03 14:13