Tuesday, October 18, 2016
All my angles just didn't work and when they did work, my lens wasn't quite wide enough. Exasperated, but determined, I filled my frame with 2/3 boat and 1/3 water.
I didn't like the shot at first, but the more I look at it, the more it appeals to me. Why?
Well, the color's good. It's a solid yellow that's striking.
And then there's the strip of green all around the edge, which sets the boat apart from the water and also adds a touch of interest.
The dark water, too, helps set off the light, bright color of the boat.
And then what really appeals to me is the composition, how I opted for a vertical format, have the pointy end pointing up, how at first glance the photo appears to be simply of a bold shape, and then you see that it's a boat.
The composition is clean, simple, strong. Just like the Nova Scotia boat.
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