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4th of May 2002 (Sat), 10:36
...that you either love or hate.
Got caught out with a too-long a lens on the D30, and too far to walk to change it for a shorter one. The light was changing fast...
No room to back up a bit, either, so I cropped it even tighter, and here it is... :)
5th of May 2002 (Sun), 01:14
I like it!!!!
Very nice shot.
5th of May 2002 (Sun), 03:26
love it :)
5th of May 2002 (Sun), 20:40
This is a terrific shot.
I have a 14 ft sailboat (a GP14) with a chine bottom. I have seen reflections before -- but none as satutrated and marine varnished looking as these. Also, I am amazed at the black shadowed outlines of the hull planks. The water them, but our eyes don't. And then there are the almost imperceptible ripples radiating mid-hull.
Have you taken any shots of single boats at anchor (I wondered how you aproach such a shot re time of day, etc.)?
Anyway. Another masterful reflections shot.
5th of May 2002 (Sun), 20:58
I would think that the best time of day to shoot a boat at anchor would be dawn. The water should be still, and everything should appear calm an peaceful. The low Sun should also make for nice warm colours...
Of course, this would want to be a special shot, because at that time of day I am usually inspecting the insides of my eyelids with great concentration! :)
Late afternoon would be the next best time, because of the light temperature again, and this would be the usual time for those shots that I just blunder into... If I saw that "special" photo in my mind, I might make the effort and wake up early, though!
7th of May 2002 (Tue), 22:52
You might think this is strange, but my first impression was "Danger" but I blew it off for a couple of days.
After the image came up in my mind several times today, I had a second look to see what my subconscious may have seen.
I saw it right away. The reflection in the water is far more appealing than the real life image above the surface. But, to pursue the greater beauty of the false image would be peril. Its true nature can be seen as the eye travels to the left as it disappears under the boat.
Weird, huh? But powerful stuff to the right beholder. I like this a lot; it is more than just another pretty picture.
I'm going to have to lay off the scary movies for a while!:)
8th of May 2002 (Wed), 04:42
I know what you mean. The dynamic range in that photo managed to capture the shadows adequately, without washing out the highlights (this would have been tough with slide film).
So even though I exposed that shot for the reflection, I also find my eyes drawn to that dark area on the bottom left. While not exactly "danger", it certainly seems to say "deep" and "bottomless" to me. And I haven't watched a scary movie for months! :)
9th of May 2002 (Thu), 04:08
I don't know about the rest of you, but if I'd taken that picture there'd be a big copy of it up on my wall by now... nice shot Rudi...
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