The Isle of Wight is the largest island in England and off the Southern coast. The island is a popular holiday resort. Travel to the island is by ferry from Hampshire which crosses a strait called the Solent. This particular car ferry is the one that crosses from Portsmouth to Fishbourne in 40 minutes. The operators are Wightlink and with their forerunners have provided ferry services for more than 160 years.
This picture was taken as we were about to set off from Portsmouth and looking down from the top deck to the area where the cars drive aboard.
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delnaja (2052) 2012-09-27 2:14
A nice graphic composition and such a lovely flashy yellow :-) Eye-catching photography.
snunney (67918) 2012-09-27 2:29
You have turned a scene from daily life into a splendid graphical composition. The group of three are nicely juxtapositioned and well placed. The splashes of yellow are plus points.
dkmurphys (37419) 2012-09-27 2:48
Well spotted scene. Th eyellow elements are the main attraction of this image. Good idea, well done!
MJR (3214) 2012-09-27 3:15
This said, 'Ann', right from first view of the thumbnail..
Well noticed, or maybe well seen, as I am sure I would have noticed, yet not seen it as worthy of a click.
The simple palette of colours, and yet a very colourful picture. If only the dogs foot was off the yellow line ! Your sensitive frame just adds to the whole.
Did you opt to leave it on the skew, part of me would try to rotate a degree or two, to put the man true to the horizontal, and the welds on the deck to follow. Or maybe the slight twist lends a sense of the informal meeting of the two characters.
I assume the dog had a fruitless search !
lousat (58446) 2012-09-27 3:54
Hi Ann,very nice idea,the point of view make the difference,i like the graphisme and the typical british dark atmosphere,great details and colors despite the difficult light.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
JFS (32429) 2012-09-27 4:11
Splendid plongée, very elegant, scene well seen and presented, the yellow and gray go very well toghether. An excellent work!
Sergiom (40169) 2012-09-27 4:50
On se sent dans un film d'espionnage ou les gens n'ont définitivement pas l'impression d'être suivis. Une plongée presque directe dans leur intimité.
Hansaphotos (5587) 2012-09-27 5:36
Original and creative composition. A cool shot taken from a well chosen POV. The people and the dog creates a triangle and the yellow line and the yellow rope completes the scene perfectly. Quite intriguing. Nice colour combinations too. Well observed and excellently executed. TFS. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
tyro (13585) 2012-09-27 6:05
Just as Martin said, I could tell who had posted this one as soon as I looked at the thumbnail and long before I read the photographer's name.
A lovely picture which clearly has your "signature" graphism and the bold and simple lines of composition that you employ when you post such images.
Apart from the few very small areas of human flesh which we can see, the colour palette is limited to two complementary colours - a variety of tones and shades of blue and brilliant bright yellow. The composition is excellent, a single strong diagonal line of yellow striking across the frame, balanced by the coiled yellow rope. That rope and the heavy iron bollard beside it really hold the composition together and I see that the yellow is again echoed even in the dog's harness. Even the lines of rivets around the decking at top left add to the composition very well as also does the interaction between the two people standing, both blissfully unaware that they are being photographed and quite complacent because their hound hasn't actually sniffed out your stash of semtex.
Nicou (98775) 2012-09-27 6:19
Super compo et image de huat quel captage et iamge quelle vue et compo sueprbe avec la corde jaune la ligne janue et les personnage en noir sur ce fond bleu quelle compo.
Bravo et amitié
SnapRJW (19188) 2012-09-27 6:26
Hello Ann - I never see the possibilities in this kind of situation but you must have seen the yellows of rope, deck-markings and dog collar immediately and constructed a shot in a split second. And, this is the type of image I think you really excel at. Decisive and quick and very well managed. (Do you expose manually, I wonder, or do you pre-programme for such eventualities?) By the time I have fiddled about the ferry would have docked on the other side.
I read Martin's queries wrt lining up the rivet line and had a quick look myself. If you have cropped this shot, it would work, you would still have the lovely detail in the TRHC where the rope feeds into the frame and the vertical line of the large 'plate' would line up perfectly on the 3rd. Might be worth a further look. In any event, I like the shot, the composition and execution are excellent. The rope and yellow line both follow a parallel angle and the neat little triangle formed by dog and figures is super. Nice work Ann! Warm regards Rosemary
Oceania (2371) 2012-09-27 6:34
unusual POV at an unusual scene, It's remarkable.
The yellow rope made the picture more enjoyable.
CLODO (24902) 2012-09-27 6:47
kind of monochromatic picture, with lots of dark grey plus the dog and persons in black, enhancing the yellow hues of the rope and line.
Good high POV and nice framing.
Glint (5579) 2012-09-27 9:37
love this! Very well seens. Excellent graphical image.Minimalist but there's more than two pairs of shoes so it shouldn't be deleted (err hum).M kind of photo.
COSTANTINO (42760) 2012-09-27 10:26
daily life s moments looking down from the topdeck
nice combination of the yellow rope and the yellow
line,the three man add life to his shot
nice pov taken from the excellen chosen point of
mesutilgim (68620) 2012-09-27 11:13
Very nice birdseye view from pier.
The yellow line and the yellow ropes at right creates a perfect graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
ACL1978 (6103) 2012-09-27 13:07
Well done, Ann, turning this simple downward view of the deck into a nice graphic composition. The yellows match beautifully and create nice counterweights in the frame, and the people and their dog are turned into geometric elements from above. Nicely seen and very well framed!
carlo62 (13544) 2012-09-27 14:10
bel POV e bella composizione, belli i due riferimenti gialli che spezzano la monotonia e creano parallelismo di colore.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-27 18:33
an effective photo with superb POV, I like the details of the photo and the attractive colours. Great observation, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
kordinator (13613) 2012-09-28 12:44
Original and interesant poin of viev for this your capture.
Colors effect is excellent.
marabu61 (4182) 2012-09-28 13:54
This is a great composition of this ferry scene. Your composition works so well and seems to tell a story. Well seen and superbyl executed.
have a good weekend
bukitgolfb301 (30401) 2012-09-28 18:07
Hello dear Ann
Nice idea to get high angle to down. Great framework and best composition without any useless points at all. Vivid contrast of black and yellow is very attractive and fresh. Thank you for your sharing and have a good wekend!
Takero from Tokyo
chawax (15082) 2012-10-01 11:34
A perffect aerial POV on these two people. I like the yellow colours and the texture of the ground that add some graphism to the scene.
Thanks for sharing,
holmertz (27216) 2012-10-09 0:57
A simple but excellent observation which has produced a very attractive composition of great graphical beauty. Three mainly black bodies and two yellow diagonals. The bodies have formed a fine triangle, which could also be seen as almost a circle, and the yellow details of the dog's collar match the line and the rope beautifully.
lpi (4432) 2012-10-15 5:03
Une composition créative!
J'aime le très bon coup d'oeil!
willperrett (3061) 2012-11-02 15:34
I was almost run down by this ferry this very afternoon as I was sailing into Wooton Creek! Sorry to have missed this and many other posting recently: I've been away for a few weeks. I see you've been travelling as well, and have some great images from a variety of exotic locations. This image proves to me that you don't need to travel half way round the world to take impressive photographs. It's the eye for a shot that counts. This is superb: graphic, beautifully framed, lovely restricted palette of colours. Really out of the top drawer. Who was it who said all his best photographs were made within 100 yards of his house? Was it W Eugene Smith?
romanaa (7414) 2012-11-06 7:19
how could I miss this? This is exactly kind of picture that I love. Turning ordinary into extraordinary. Unusual POV makes a usual scene very interesting - yellow and and grey scale tones are performing a special play of shapes.
Well seen and done
sevy (13373) 2012-11-13 5:55
Point of view from above are often worth. Here you efficiently composed the shot taking advantage of the yellow elements, placed along one diagonale line.
A good readbility and a graphic shot at the end.
livermore (1462) 2012-11-23 9:34
Très bien cette image avec la ligne et la corde jaune.
La structure du sol est aussi interessante.
Et le cadrage fait toute la différence à cette très bonne composition.
aliabazari (10165) 2012-11-23 21:40
Beautiful view. The combination of excellent and attractive. Clearly seen.
Thanks for recording this nice picture
speedymanu (3148) 2012-11-29 22:13
Your keen eye has turned a daily life scene into a very graphical composition. The dog's leash, the painted line, the rope add a flashytouch and really make that image pop. Congratulations,
adidas5nb (1682) 2013-04-08 0:18
the yellow makes the pic.love the contrast between the 2 yellows...one a diagonal straight line,the other curvy.like the angle too.and the composition is masterful
finlay (1539) 2013-04-08 1:28
A fantastic pov and composition. The yellow line and rope are in stark contrast to the tarnished metal on the deck. Even the dog has a bright yellow collar!!
Excellent creative eye to spot this opportunity.