Here's another shot from Cemaes Bay, Anglesey. I have posted others of this bay and it really is something of hiddden gem, though this shot doesn't really show that. It's back to a low POV and super wide angle lens to distort perspective with this one.
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tyro (13111) 2013-01-14 6:58
This is yet another photograph from a place which I haven't visited for almost 60 years - I really must have a trip to Cemaes and explore it and perhaps even find the old house where my two maiden aunts lived all those years ago!
Needless to say, I can't actually remember this little harbour although I'm sure my father must have taken me down there on a few occasions. You have really exploited your wide lens to the full here to achieve the most dramatic perspective whilst still retaining amazing depth of field with your tiny aperture.
The float or buoy really dominates the foreground but it still doesn't detract from the interesting distant view of colourful boats and landscape and the bunting and people on the left add even more interest.
Lovely soft colours, a fine characterful sky, perfect exposure and stunning sharpness throughout.
GREGG (8243) 2013-01-14 7:29
I like the strong first plan
and mooring lines leading to the sailboat
Have a nice day,
wolf38 (28208) 2013-01-14 9:53
Hello Michael. The composition of this photo is fantastic. Perfect depth of field. Successful use of the 10-20mm lens. Overall, well done.
Royaldevon (17791) 2013-01-14 12:59
You have done well with this.
The weather was not helping but you used the features that were available to you and created a most interesting and atmospheric shot. That diagonally placed buoy is a real success, giving massive f/g impact, drawing attention to the contrasting textures in the f/g, setting the mood of the scene and giving a fine lead into the b/g. Excellent dof.
My warm regards,
ACL1978 (5789) 2013-01-14 17:52
Oh, the puns...
Something of a risk, filling such a huge portion of this scene with the buoy, but it works very well. It's an interesting subject, well worn with plenty of character, and the rope lines leading from it into the harbor are really extraordinary - possibly my favorite detail of the shot, meshing with the line from upper left to pull the eye into the BG. Everything converges perfectly on the prominent boat at the third mark to create a really cohesive image. Really nicely done, Mike.
dkmurphys (36831) 2013-01-14 22:54
This is true artistic capture. Perfectly composed, wonderful scene. Good work!
ourania (12427) 2013-01-18 14:43
you've based a very attractive composition on a very unattractive and capricious (though useful:) object and placed it in the middle of the frame too. It's amazing how its perspective has enhanced the dynamism of the picture and how much we can see around it. The whole little world of the port and its more interesting elements, textures and colours unfolds around the buoy. The colour management is marvellous. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (3720)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-17
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-14 6:25