I have mixed feelings about this shot. It was taken 200 meters off shore from a rowing boat. I had to postprocess it to get the horizon horizontal, and transform it into bw, because the colours were dull. It still intrigues me, but somehow doesn't seem right. Any ideas why?
Nobody has marked this note useful
Critiques | Translate
torben (3100) 2003-12-01 17:07
The shot has potential for a nice graphic image, the lines and rhythm are fine, but the sky is rather grey and dirty and overall the image is still a little dull in B/W. Increasing the contrast could help a lot. I'll post a workshop.
mitternacht (1839) 2003-12-01 17:16
I agree with you, something is missing, but I still like the picture. Maybe having a bird on the middle pole instead of the two outer ones would do the trick. There also seem to be some jpeg-artefacts which shouldn't have to be there considering it's B&W, there should be no problems have a full-size B&W-picture under 200K.
I would try to do a workshop moving the birds around, but I've used up my quota for today, maybe tomorrow.
Mireille (2604) 2003-12-01 17:36
I like really the style of the picture ! The 2 birds, the sea, the background, it is a great picture !
Porteplume (3452) 2003-12-01 17:42
I think those patient fishermen needed a very patient photographer to capture them like this... The capture is great indeed!
I like this B&W, a bit "nicely noisy image" but I feel too something a bit wrong, the birds are too much against the sides, the composition too much symmetrically built. You were so happy to "shoot" the two birds that you didn't not think a minute about cropping one off... ;o)
So I tryed it for you in a WS to get back balance.
olli (2091) 2003-12-02 2:42
I like this shot a lot. The silhouettes of the birds, nets and poles are very good elements and work very well in B&W.
Well, it isnīt perfect technically but It really works for me as itīs now. I also like the WS versions...
Jeppe (18654) 2003-12-02 16:59
I think its a nice capture of two cormorant - but I don't think the fisherman is of the same opinion. Never mind - there seams to be some dust in the background - may be due to your transformations and there not much contrast. I tried a workshop
dominique (11414) 2003-12-24 11:44
I like the composition and the two birds on the with dimensions ones, it is well taken in photograph and the B&W is perfect for this photograph.
Eagle78 (1933) 2004-02-13 15:58
Great capture Per! This is a stunning composition and your title really called my atetion to the thumb since i would have miss those two guys waiting for the chance to capture some fishes ;) The exposure you managed to get really gives wonderful silhouettes to these fellows.Great, great job!
One of my favourites now :)
ornis (1271) 2004-02-20 16:27
You're right, something is missing here, IMHO, mainly a perspective, because the fishing net act as a barrier stopping the eye at half way. So, the poles in the distance lose their impact. The symetrical arrangements of the three poles is also disturbing at first view. In that regard, Viviane's WS seems to be the best compromise. On the other hand, this picture is very original, because different of what we use to see. As it is, it works quite well to create an atmosphere, enhanced by your good choice of b/w, and the combination of silhouettes and reflections. I like it!
akterf (1111) 2004-06-13 17:26
composition is really grat! but technical quality is not good...
- Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) (2832)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2003-08-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus C-740 UZ
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2003-12-01 15:59
- Favorites: 1 [view]