POTW – September 9, 2019

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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.

    • #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

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    • #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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