A try on High Key with this burned boat which lyies at the margin of Seixal's Bay.
This boat had some history and was tied to the margins waited for some repairs when some idiots came by and put fire to it, some years ago.
Now the boat is slowly giving up to the strenght of nature's elements until someday it completely disappears...
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BennyV (13770) 2012-04-18 7:40
I like this experiment in high key. Great how the wooden textures of the boat stand out against the white.
GREGG (7888) 2012-04-18 7:56
Is it still a photograph
good idea and execution...
golus (2893) 2012-04-18 8:45
This one realy shines just like a jewelstone among the mostly repetitive and boring photos on this platform. A great experimental shot, very creative and touching with the story behind. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes,
TopGeo (38202) 2012-04-18 9:24
Hello Paulo! Abandonment but the beauty remains of wooden boat! A wonderful presentation extreme, but impressive!
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-04-18 10:02
Wowwww...what a fantastic cpature.. artistic, original and very creative!! i really like the shodow play and the excellent light management..clarity and sharpness are slendid! i will make it favorite :)) excellent job!
Cricri (105249) 2012-04-18 11:54
J'aime l'originalité simple de cette image, la texture du bois, le POV et le contraste du N/B, vraiment un très bon travail
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-04-18 12:01
Oi Paulo ,
Bem original esta tua foto com o famoso barco , gostei muito do teu toque de artista , gostei muito das zonas a branco ficando o barco com estes tons suaves de preto e branco , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Didi (56257) 2012-04-18 13:36
Interesting using of the high key in rhis composition; a very nice composition.
jhm (138214) 2012-04-19 2:52
Almost a pen and ink drawing these old boat, at death through the unwise people.
Excellent composition and lovely presentation, TFS.
Have a nice day,
timecapturer (47980) 2012-04-19 3:47
an original and stunning shot. The post processing is genius adding atmosphere and an artistic quality. The textures and effect here are compelling. Awesome!
Regards - Brian.
danyy (0) 2012-04-19 7:03
la vignette ne me laissait pas entrevoir aussi le sujet traité d'une manière bien personnelle.
Une surexposition volontaire bienvenue.
patdeph (35748) 2012-04-19 11:24
a very well done high key, where I like the simplicity of the subject.The boat seems to go outside the picture.Excellent!
delnaja (2054) 2012-04-21 2:46
Nice and creative. Creativity which is needed here. The use of overexposure was the right choice, it enhances the texture of the wood. Like in a dream indeed ... Waiting more of this kind :-)
rigoletto (34255) 2012-04-23 14:08
Hmmm, 14 critiques for such a daring one, with high keys and no colors! I am impressed :)
One of the best boat portraits i've recently seen. Monumental, i would say.
All the best,
delpeoples (52999) 2012-04-23 19:44
Ola dear Paolo
An interesting and original post processing of this wonderful old boat. I like it alot, although would love to see what it really looks like in normal colour (perhaps as a Workshop)? Excellent textures and definition: it looks almost three dimensional. Nice work.
Angshu (55375) 2012-04-23 21:37
The high key treatment gives a strong impression to this image...Am surprised as much as Rigo, but then I guess different people have different prefernces. Thw strong focus on the boat is a strong point. Fine work my friend...am glad you're posting regularly again & apologies for not visiting earlier
RhodieIke (11740) 2012-04-24 1:27
Hi Paulo, Fantastic, well managed and presented, love it, Cheers Iain.
SnapRJW (30909) 2012-04-26 23:41
Hello Paulo - I'm quite a fan of high key work and here you have chosen a great subject for your creativity. Composition is great and there are some lovely textures in the shot, on my screen the shot looks a little soft and I would try and sharpen the image a little more. I would also try and bring back a little definition on the margin where the high prow of the boat projects against the sky. Warm regards and what a pleasure to see someone pushing the boundaries on this site. Rosemary
PS Lovely WS too!
infoman_pmf (2) 2012-05-30 15:51
I like what you did with the brigtness giving focus to the boat
zanzi (13642) 2012-07-22 11:58
Great high key performance.
I like the strong contrast.
- Copyright: Paulo Mendonca (Vato_Law) (12720)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-04-08
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: CANON EOS 50D, Canon EF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Barcos, Shipwrecks [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-18 6:57
- Favorites: 1 [view]