Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by El_Sid, Sep 30, 2021.
From last Friday....
Converted from the colour original.
Morning Walk by Nigel Hayes, on Flickr
Bit of a fight for attention between the foreground boats and the figure for me. The figure seems a bit alien to the composition. It is also a bit messy where the top of the hedge is thin, to the right of the man looking at the picture, and the stray twigs are overlaid on the cloud. The boundary of the hedge is probably more clear in colour.
Have to agree with Pete, it just doesn't connect. Can't really see any fix myself.
Its' the sea defences(?) that spoil it for me. The photography is certainly as competent as I could manage.
I don't think that I would have taken a photo and if I did, would not post it. However that isn't saying much. I have only posted two or three photos in appraisal since I joined the forum.
Not one of my more successful efforts then...
Thanks for the comments everyone.
I like it. The figure does seem a bit out of place but if you crop the left hand boats out then the figure adds a bit of intrigue, like he is out of place in a good way.
I did think about getting rid of the boats but couldn't convince myself.... You might be on to something though....
Really depends whether you just want a record of the scene, or a more creative shot using the juxtaposition of man and boats, which can form a nice diagonal. There is a sort of story in that, as it recognises that he is looking at the boats, so you presume going to them:
Definitely a stronger shot Mike.
I'm convinced. Now, where did I put my digital scissors?...
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