September 9, 2019 at 9:52 am #419031Kent DuFaultParticipant
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.
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.
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September 9, 2019 at 10:14 am #419035Robert AppleModerator
Excellent choice Kent and congratulations Pat.
September 9, 2019 at 10:42 am #419039Gray BParticipant
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.
September 9, 2019 at 11:13 am #419040John ThompsonModerator
Very nice Pat. Great choice Kent. Lenny does it again and Erik post a wonderful pic of a wonderful place to live.
September 9, 2019 at 12:16 pm #419043Dave WatkinsParticipant
Beautiful shot. Wonderful golden glow of sunlight. Well deserved POTW. Congratulations. And congrats to Lenny and Erik as well.
September 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm #419048Dahlia AmbroseKeymaster
Awesome image Pat and congratulations on POTW 🙂
September 9, 2019 at 3:39 pm #419059TershaKeymaster
Congrats on POTW, Pat, superb image!
Plus Lenny and Erik both deserve mentions!
September 9, 2019 at 5:31 pm #419077Erik FransmanParticipant
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.
September 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm #419090Pat GarrettParticipant
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.
September 10, 2019 at 12:01 am #419115Charmaine JoubertParticipant
Well done Pat, such a special photo. Well done to Lenny and Erik.
September 10, 2019 at 12:38 am #419119MistyisleParticipant
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 … ??
September 10, 2019 at 4:20 am #419121Petr NowakParticipant
Great photo. Amazing mood, colors, composition. Congratulation Pat.
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September 10, 2019 at 10:55 pm #419163Graham HartParticipant
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.
September 11, 2019 at 12:56 am #419181Tom MParticipant
I had not seen this image previously. I love this photo…
September 11, 2019 at 12:52 pm #419228Lenny WollitzParticipant
Hi Pat, I love it even without a fish on the line 🙂
September 12, 2019 at 8:22 am #419272Rob EyersParticipant
A classic shot Pat. Congratulations on POTW. Congrats to Erik and Lenny too.
September 13, 2019 at 10:23 am #419357BobbieParticipant
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!
September 14, 2019 at 6:50 pm #419423LeanneCParticipant
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
September 15, 2019 at 11:19 am #419471TobieModerator
Absolutely love this shot, well done mate!
September 16, 2019 at 6:25 am #419525Jasenka GParticipant
Congrats on this amazing shot! Well deserved POTW 🙂
September 16, 2019 at 1:01 pm #419560Emil M JakobsenParticipant
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