Today, my shot shows a small rowing boat moored in the harbour at Roscoff.
The boat is not spectacular so why take a photograph! Well, what I loved about the shot was the reflections. Initially there was a reflection of the boat, and the reflections of the mooring buoys but then, there were rippling striations which made a lovely pattern between the boat and the buoys.
Simple but entrancing!
(Entrancing: fill someone with wonder and delight, holding their entire attention.)
My warm regards, Bev :-)
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snunney (98253) 2013-12-06 7:35
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say. This is no doubt a simple composition but nevertheless a very appealing one. I like how you have framed the shot with the stone wall at the top using the buoys to draw the eyes toward the reflections and the rowing boat. The light is very attractive and the reflections easy on the eyes. Very well observed and perfectly presented.
Silvio1953 (141991) 2013-12-06 7:47
Ciao Bev, lovely composition with nice boat, fascinating reflections, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (37870) 2013-12-06 7:53
Very attractive and clear colours here. The random buoys also add a little pattern with all the white dots.
ikeharel (70655) 2013-12-06 8:00
A terrific blue, Beverly, who would miss this...
Nice spotted and did not miss, a fine daylight was in favor, giving a reflection to be well shown with two dominating parts: grey-brown and white colors over water surface. The jetty and boat well placed on.
Lovely, and yes: entrancing.
holmertz (51988) 2013-12-06 8:41
Yes, this is quite simple, but luckily it's not a lot of complexities that create good photos.The red and white boat is fastened to the composition by the green rope going exactly to the corner. The white buoys form some kind of geometric figure along with their reflections. It's simple but very elegant.
batalay (38773) 2013-12-06 10:55
The title describes the photo perfectly. The aspect ratio (roughly 2:1) works well in eliminating distracting elements. It is the simply red and white dingy, the buoys, and the reflections in the clear crisp atmospheric conditions that makes the photo simple and sweet.
Have a good weekend,
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-06 13:20
bella composizione ed in particolare colori molto saturi e brillanti.
Un soggetto molto semplice ma, come tu sai, i riflessi spesso fanno la differenza, soprattutto quando sono molto belli, come in questo caso.
Ottima nitidezza e contrasto eccellente.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
ChrisJ (113179) 2013-12-06 16:43
Good sharpness with excellent warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue and with nice repetition of the white fishing buoys. Superb reflections and well framed and composed. I like the rope starting in the top left corner. Tfs!
Nicou (141100) 2013-12-06 20:11
Charmante petite barque avec les bouées colorées et ces reflet très belle image et cadrage sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (57982) 2013-12-06 23:10
Very fine artistic scene from the port. I like the colors and the calm atmosphere. Well seen.
Have a fine weekend.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-07 1:20
simple and beautiful. The composition is superb with the boat and those buoys floating in blue water. Nice colour contrast. Very well depth. A nice one. Tfs.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-07 2:29
my kind of shot this, a real less is more image. It is a perfectly balanced and intriguing crop that smacks of tranquillity and calm. Perfectly executed and presented.
Enjoy the weekend - B.
Noel_Byrne (30988) 2013-12-07 8:22
I always find the motion of water entrancing, I guess many do hence the reason coastal homes cost so much! You did a really excellent job in capturing that sense of motion in the water here, if I look at this long enough, I can see the buoys and boat bobbing around! Lovely color contrast of red and blue too.
fabbs99 (17135) 2013-12-07 11:18
Excellent shot of the small rowing boat.Full of colors.Good sharpness and clarity.Very well done.TFS.
Cricri (118747) 2013-12-07 12:27
Il y a une très belle lumière donnant de superbe reflets dans cette composition agréable a regarder,
delpeoples (57590) 2013-12-08 4:21
Hi dear Bev
I love this type of minimalism and the light is just exquisite. I love the colours and the silvery reflections. As you say, an enchanting scene, so simple and yet so beautiful. it exudes tranquillity. Great job.
Have a lovely Sunday
jcpix (13916) 2013-12-08 7:00
I think your note sums up what makes a photographer, not just someone that can snap a shot in passing simply because they see something shiny or colorful. Without going into any technical details or stuffy protocol, you've managed to exemplify the essence and understanding of a photographic talent. Your title also exudes that ideal of noticing the small subtleties and nuances that comprise interest, to what may seem like an ordinary scene.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that this shot conveys keen awareness and the realization to produce pleasing imagery from what most would not even notice as a photographic opportunity. Simple but entrancing, yep! :)
resat1972 (7576) 2013-12-09 10:30
Good evening Beverley
nice work with reflection
very good color and depth
COSTANTINO (64740) 2014-01-10 3:48
where is the fisherman?
I liked the title and my mood
changed looking at this shot
carefully lovely sea details
and amazing reflections
great lightness and sharpness
have a nice weekend
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (38395)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-05
- Categories: Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-06 7:18