During the low tide at St.Ives this skilled painter slowly produces a beautiful re-creation of the beach scene. Generously he allows me to photograph him doing his work.
After I had walked around the harbour wall on the left of the shot, the tide had turned and luckily for this man he had expertly timed his working speed, so by the time the water was moving his subject all he had to do was a few colour changes. Doubly lucky as it began to rain steadily by the turn of the tide also.
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Aazragi (1927) 2006-11-22 11:14
Nice colorful shot, great composition and great use of light.
Well done and keep it up n up.
My best wishes are always with you.
zips (1958) 2006-11-22 11:17
This is a nice daily life shot of a man putting his vision on canvas. You might think about cropping out the red ball on the left to see how you like it.
Timing is neded to produce a good painting as well with all the light and tide changes it seems.
Cavecanem (2825) 2006-11-22 11:38
Hello James, Belle lumière, bon cadrage, bon sujet. Ton image est simple mais elle raconte une histoire.
ryno (6863) 2006-11-22 11:54
Hi James, there's something very appealing about this image, a nice balance between the different subjects. Great detail in his canvas and umbrella, good colour and an excellent POV. Good photo!
jean11-3 (2799) 2006-11-22 12:45
Hi James, from the thumbnail the artist could be Van Gogh! A wonderful composition,and the light that St.Ives is so renowned for.Well done.Best wishes Jean
thaprem (2554) 2006-11-23 7:40
I wonder who has painted a most skillful painting, you or the painter in the frame!!!...
Most balanced well done shot!..
The framing, light& colour are fascinating.
andreng (265) 2006-11-30 0:36
This is a excellent capture and compostion. I agree with zips that the red ball on the left is distracting. I may go down a little lower so that the umbrella clears the platform and only have the sky as its background. In this way you can reduce more of the sky and put more emphasis on the painter. TFS Andre
cam (9041) 2006-12-02 11:30
I like this daily life shot,which is technicaly well done,but what I like most is that this situation is one of a kind,and is like seing a picture inside a picture.
Good composition with a good light management.
Have a good WE
KevRyan (22952) 2006-12-08 16:52
A very nicely composed image - the scale of the scene really sets back against the work of the painter - showing us what attracted him - and us - that fantastic mythic reality of St Ives light - I think I might be inclined to letterbox this image further by heavily cropping it from the top (as another version) really to just above the man's head - this would also remove some of the burn in the sky to the right ......and also increase his impact as a foreground element and presenting a more filmic image.....could be cropped a little higher too......
best wishes Kev
bebbetto (12) 2006-12-30 20:15
Very nice picture James, your "Sign-writer", but I prefer this beautiful "Artist&Subject".
You did not need the flash and made the most of the sun light !
marmur82 (0) 2007-02-12 5:29
I really enjoy watching your pics,
in every pic I see you have artistic soul:D
The thought to take pic with subject like yours crossed my mind,but unfortunately I haven't found right place & situation like you had.
I add your account to my favourites.
martburn (533) 2007-06-21 21:18
I like this one because it's a lovely moment. The size of the canvas intrigues me, the great vista and the relative postage stamp to capture it on. The sky is artistically watercolour in appearance. I would've been tempted to exclude the red ball on the left, but I am a monochrome mutineer.
- Copyright: James Dwyer (jdwyer264) (1082)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-11-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, Hoya UV 67mm
- Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): My (JDwyer264) Top Ten, Street Photography [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-22 11:01
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