My first, and so far only, lonely little boat shot. This is a scan of a print dating back to the mid 90s. It was taken in mid-summer on a Sunday afternoon, I remember that much, with a Minolta SLR. Sunday in the Lakes District is a hellhole of tourists so this was a lucky break, finding a serenely peaceful spot with a lonely boat into the bargain. It's on the bank of Windermere, according to the bit of tatty paper floating around inside the photo album.
Did very little to this, just cropped slightly, added minimal saturation increase, resized and resharpened a tad. I think it has come up quite well.
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Emmie76 (2009) 2006-04-16 8:37
It has indeed come up quite well. I like the composition, with the leaves of the trees which surrounds the water and the boat laying on the shore.
gren4 (603) 2006-04-16 9:04
This looks very traditional in a nice way.The colours look a look old but only adds to the feel of the photo
pablominto (53744) 2006-04-16 9:08
But you do your "lonely little boat shot" very well, hehehehe!
Fine composition with good strong colours, and the view is nicely framed by the branches...
Good details, and I like the way you include vegetation in front!
vichka_sun (445) 2006-04-16 9:11
Good composition with boat on foreground and mountains on background. I like trees on the left and right. Well done!
Rossignol (2289) 2006-04-16 10:29
Pretty image, Andrew
Nice use of portrait format with the two trees creating a natural frame for the view across the lake to the mountains and with the little boat providing a great foreground subject. As you say it looks really peaceful - which has been far from true whenever I've visited - when the numbers of tourists make it a bit of a challenge.
ramthakur (1517) 2006-04-16 11:25
Landscapes in portrait orientation need justification for that option.
Your picture here fully justifies that option. Right from the boat in the foreground to the moutains on the distant horizon with interesting cloud formations above them, the picture is nicely filled with the best of two elements -- water and earth. The trees on either side of the frame add another dimension to the beauty of this charming landscape.
RADEEH (2802) 2006-04-16 11:30
I like the view through those branches.
Wonderful sharp details of the boat.
The blue waters are awesome.
Congrats and TFS
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-04-16 12:27
beautiful picture...I really like tho composition, when the trees are from either side, and the cludy sky adds very well to the deserted atmosphere...congratulations...
daddo (25122) 2006-04-16 20:14
G'day Andrew. Nice atmospheric shot. I can feel the breeze rushing past me. I like the perspective too, a corridor so to speak, that lures one's eye into the distance towards the faraway mountains.Ah yes, the good old Minotas.
ChrisJ (101756) 2006-04-16 20:51
A superb landscape, with excellent colour, lighting, & sharpness. Good use of the tree branches, to frame the scene. The fg boat is a marvellous addition. Well done!
markstaples (15670) 2006-04-17 4:18
A superb composition with great foreground interest and wonderful DOF right over to the mountains. Clever use of the trees either side to frame. For such an old photo, the quality is first class. Very nice work and thanks for sharing.
sam224 (6215) 2006-04-17 11:09
Very attractive composition. The lonely boat laying on the shore is lovely. Very good depth with the mountains in the background.
Good colours and defintion.
Fly (366) 2006-04-17 14:10
This is a great composition Andrew! Superb depth and clarity from the boat in the foreground through to the shadows of the clouds on the mountains in the distance. I also like the framing of the scene between the trees.
andrewgg (0) 2006-04-18 0:21
Great composition here, Andrew. Everything's so nicely in place.
pranab (5354) 2006-04-18 15:25
quality did not get compromized in the process here. good composition and color, good dof makes it possible to see the details on the distance.
Keitht (1292) 2006-04-20 10:35
Beautifully framed. The eye is drawn straight to the boat and can then drift off to take in the landscape as well. The overhanging bushes help in holding the eye and the overall framing effect.
Detail has inevitably been lost from scanning a print, but that doesn't detract unduly from the total image.
Simply as a point of information, Windermere and the other bodies of water in the Lake District shouldn't have 'Lake' added. 'Mere' and 'Water' both actually mean 'Lake'. The only Lake in the the Lake District is Bassenthwaite Lake. (I'm full of useless information like that!).
cfaveiga (411) 2006-04-22 12:35
I like the view,the colors and Fine composition,congratulations Andrew.
papagolf21 (88111) 2006-04-23 17:01
Très belle composition avec cette barque au premier plan très joliment éclairée.
Le cadrage vertical est parfaitement choisi pour mettre en valeur l'ensemble de la composition.
J'aime beaucoup cette réalisation qui pourrait faire l'objet d'une très belle peinture.
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-05-03 9:53
Hello Andrew, i just discover your gallery as i see a critic from you in mine, and what a good surprise ! Your gallery is really excellent, you have excellent shots and i don't need to see that some of the best here (devimeuxbe, papagolf, eleparc) already wrote you to notice that ;)
This one creates by itself a particular atmosphere, a great feeling, it's pure and smooth ...
good Post production as i read your note too
Good job Andrew !! :))
branley (3681) 2006-09-30 5:48
came across this shot and had to say well done. For an old photograph it's come out very well. The composition is great as is the POV. The trees make a natural frame and the depth is given by the mountains in the distance. Well done.
foozi (7101) 2009-03-03 2:49
you have produced a shot in a famous and well noted place. You really presented a nice scene, lovely boat and its poetic environment is seen and felt.