It was like a summer day today, and tourists were wandering round the harbour. This man and his children were fascinated by the screw propellor designed by Dunbar man Robert Wilson - when I saw my shots on the computer I was fascinated by the way his legs echoed the 'legs' of the screw.
Cropped, slightly darkened, contrast increased, grey mast bucket-filled with sea colour to make it less intrusive. Slightly sharpened.
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LamCam (3603) 2008-04-18 14:05
This is very well 'spotted'. The angle of the man's legs, and even the way that the child's jacket that he carries pokes out, echo the shape of the propellor - it seems to be following him!. All clear and sharp too.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-04-22 18:32
I like the amount of detail we can see on the propeller. Also, it is interesting to see that there is some kind of fishing going around the area as the pots are very visible in your shot. Are they, the pots, for lobster/crab fishing? It is a nice photo.
AROBN54 (11471) 2008-04-22 22:24
Oh, this is just terrific, Winifred.
It made me smile when I opened it. It looks as though the propeller could just start following the guy. That's hilarious. Wonderful light and color and excellent detail. So very well done! Thanks for the smile and take care,
dharbott (1894) 2008-04-23 5:09
Good observation, well spotted.
batalay (34109) 2008-06-24 9:02
I like this image very much. It shows the artistic eye and the fortuitous timing. It also reminds me of the image I took quite by accident Walking Umbrella in which I realize the timely cadence afterwards. Please, don't worry about critiquing the photo, but it was my son-in-law with his 18-month daughter walking together, with her taking three steps to his one. Warm regards,
macondo (18467) 2008-11-02 1:58
Thanks for visiting my gallery and writing a critique.
I know this one goes back to April, but it tickled my fancy from the thumbnail view, and I'm not at all disappointed. Perfect timing! A very pleasing daily life shot with a touch of humour. I love the shadow cast by that screw. Your post processing work has brought out the detail and colour nicely. A terrific shot.
Keep on shooting!
Regards from downunder.
jmdias (50347) 2008-11-16 3:32
very funny image, the shapes of the sculpture creating a dialogue with the walker. Very nice sense of opportunity to get the second that was passing by fast
al-Farrob (691) 2008-12-30 9:44
Thanks for sharing
mafegan (8622) 2009-09-09 4:43
Quite funny and very clever - I get the idea his stance was by chance! But well observed and tfs, Marlene
Omorika (538) 2010-03-25 12:44
I like two pairs of legs in your photo! It looks like the man has been followed by some dark creature, without him suspecting anything. It really is a very good composition. Besides the shadow, you have nice horizontals and verticals in the photo. And the lovely colour of the water.
I hope you will have many more sunny days. Then the tourists will come too!
Best wishes, Mira
- Copyright: Winifred Sillitto (windosil) (1158)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Transportation
- Camera: Canon IXUS50
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-13 16:33