Another picture from this port on the far north-west coast of Brittany.
Taken as JPEG: PP in Photoshop 7 and FastStone Image viewer.
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tyro (18564) 2009-09-24 15:56
I think I can see some triangles here, if I'm not mistaken. How about a triangle whose two main sides are made up by the two ropes tethering the two nearest boats to the shore, the other side being an imaginary line between the two boats? And, indeed, are not the two points which are formed by the attachment of those ropes to their respective boats each placed at the crossing-points of dividing lines of thirds? Am I getting warm?
In fact, no matter whether my theories are correct or not, this is a pleasing photograph to me. There's no doubt that, to me, the most beautiful individual part of the photograph is the beautifully clean and simple boat in the nearest foreground. I then see the ropes and I look at the next nearest boat. I'm impressed by the vivid green of seaweed and the bright blue of the water and look at the myriad of small craft dotted about in the mid-distance before settling to look at detail on the distant shore.
But I feel tempted to try to scramble down to the shore onto that seaweed and grab some shots of that beautiful little boat close up with a wide aperture, blurring all those distant boats to make an interesting bokeh of a background, though that might not either be easy or, indeed, possible.
A fine picture and one which, like so many of Gunnar's, is enhanced by the placement of a bold warm object in the foreground.
Very nice indeed!
asajernigan (20356) 2009-09-24 17:26
This is a nice shot of this small harbor. The boats in the foreground grab your attention causing the eye to be led off in different directions. The lighting and colors are fine as is the photo's sharpness.
saxo042 (36904) 2009-09-24 23:27
I have been studying this picture for a long whle; I have been looking for all the compositional details you have been teaching.
The areas of particular interest are the two boat, closest to us. Especially the closest one, as John also points out.
The rule of thirds is quite easy to see, these two boats are also dividing the picture horizontally at the thirds.
The triangle is perhaps not so obvious, but I can see the same one John sees.
The lead in is the strong line dividing the picture between the blue water and the green seaweed.
This is really a very fine picture from this attractive part of France!
brano14 (2656) 2009-09-25 8:09
Nicely composed photo with that small boat in the front plane.nice soft colors (I guess it is afternoon).
Glint (6163) 2009-09-25 10:22
Hello Peter, this is a perfectly composed scene.The placement of the little boat in the foreground and the one behind is perfect. Not sure about the colours. For me the grass seems slightly over saturated? But once again an image to enjoy, especially as I like boats ( at least the shapes of them!).
- Copyright: Peter Geldart (graffer) (1800)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-11
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A430
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Composition Analysis Workshops [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-24 12:10