POTW – September 9, 2019

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This topic contains 22 replies, has 22 voices, and was last updated by  Emil M Jakobsen 2 months ago.

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  • #419031

    Kent DuFault

    This week the POTW goes to Pat Garrett for her moody storytelling photograph of a fisherman at sunset.

    There was some debate about the level of brightness on the left rear side of the picture.

    Here are my thoughts on that.

    If you cover that area with your hand the photograph really loses something. That contrast… that brightness… is so familiar to anyone who has spent time on the water, and it adds credibility to the bright highlight on the bow of the canoe.

    Plus, there are three very strong shapes in this shot: the bow of the boat, the man’s hat, and the fishing pole. Combining those strong shapes with the the transition from light to dark, which occurs right at the bow of the boat creates a strong subject area with heavy visual weight, in a Minimalist composition, with excellent use of negative space.

    I think it’s a fantastic shot, and I wouldn’t change it at all.

    Congratulations Pat!

    I had two runner-ups this week.

    The first was Lenny’s shot titled “A Trashed Lady NSFW?”. This is a really insightful capture in my opinion, which allows a viewer to draw many interpretations.

    The second was Erik’s shot titled “Almost Spring”. His image of a quaint farm scene is just one of those shots that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy and you just want to keep imagining yourself standing there.

    I’ll post links below.

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  Kent DuFault.
  • #419034

    Kent DuFault
  • #419035

    Robert Apple

    Excellent choice Kent and congratulations Pat.

  • #419039

    Gray B

    I’m not a fisherman Pat, but I do understand why some cast their line but don’t care whether they make a catch or not.  I’d like to be right where this fisherman is at.  Beautiful composition.

  • #419040

    John Thompson

    Very nice Pat.  Great choice Kent.  Lenny does it again and Erik post a wonderful pic of a wonderful place to live.

  • #419043

    Dave Watkins

    Beautiful shot. Wonderful golden glow of sunlight. Well deserved POTW. Congratulations. And congrats to Lenny and Erik as well.

  • #419048

    Dahlia Ambrose

    Awesome image Pat and congratulations on POTW 🙂

  • #419059


    Congrats on POTW, Pat, superb image!
    Plus Lenny and Erik both deserve mentions!

  • #419077

    Erik Fransman

    Congratulations Pat. Really good composition and mood. Plus of course, right time right place. Well done.

    Lenny, I like your shot a lot too. Well spotted.
    Thank you Kent for the mention. Always an honor.

  • #419090

    Pat Garrett

    I am stunned! So honored to have a POTW! Thank you Kent and for all the many who commented! That is my 14 year old grandson in the canoe –  an avid fisherman and photo enthusiast.

  • #419115

    Charmaine Joubert

    Well done Pat, such a special photo. Well done to Lenny and Erik.

  • #419119


    A magic image where everything comes together perfectly, Pat, and an excellent choice for POTW.

    Very well done too, Lenny and Erik ………… had it been a different week    … ??

  • #419121

    Petr Nowak

    Great photo. Amazing mood, colors, composition. Congratulation Pat.

  • #419128


    Congratulations with your beautiful POTW Pat , Very Well deserved 😉

    Congratulations Lenny and Erik  , well done folks

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  P71.
  • #419163

    Graham Hart

    Congratulations Pat on a marvellous photograph. I hope your grandson continues his passion for both photography and fishing because he will cherish this image in years to come. I trust it’s at the framer’s already 🙂

    Lenny and Erik, congrats on both terrific shots. Well deserving of the mention.

  • #419181

    Tom M

    I had not seen this image previously. I love this photo…


  • #419228

    Lenny Wollitz

    Hi Pat, I love it even without a fish on the line 🙂

    Eric, lovely!

    Thanks Kent!

  • #419272

    Rob Eyers

    A classic shot Pat. Congratulations on POTW. Congrats to Erik and Lenny too.

  • #419357


    Great work all of you!

    Kent, I totally agree with you about the left side. I covered it with my hand and immediately took it away.

    Pat, I hadn’t seen this image and you definitely deserve POTW. The color and composition are magnificent!

  • #419423


    I spent a lot of time fishing from a canoe as a youth and I absolutely LOVE this image for the memories it evokes. Wonderful image Pat! Congrats on POTW

  • #419471


    Absolutely love this shot, well done mate!

  • #419525

    Jasenka G

    Congrats on this amazing shot! Well deserved POTW 🙂

  • #419560

    Emil M Jakobsen

    Excellent choice

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