Friday, June 30, 2006

Abstract Masts


We had a fantastic day of sailing on Wednesday. I took my camera in hopes of capturing some images of a beautiful day. Unfortunately, there was enough haze in the air, that the photos I took of the mountains did not turn out very well. Would a polarizing filter help with that?

This is one of the pictures I took when we got back to the marina. There were several different compositions, but this was my favourite. I feel like I'm really having trouble coming up with interesting compositions these days, but I'll keep shooting in hopes that my creativity will return.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 25mm, f/8.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 50

30 Comments:

Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Very cool lines on this one...like snakes in the water!

9:44 AM, June 30, 2006  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Very cool shot. The curvy reflections are wonderful. And, yes, a polarizing filter can help with atmospheric haze.

10:02 AM, June 30, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

You're getting better everyday man!
I absolutely love it,
Man if I could, I would gift you a DSLR in seconds, have you shown your wife this I mean WOW, how can she resist not buying it!
GREAT GREAT GREAT SHOT! again man, fantastic.

About the vignetting I mentioned on my blog, it's a sort of vignetting, The parts other than the dog are blackened out :D

Have a great weekend!

10:47 AM, June 30, 2006  
Anonymous Alice said...

WOW!! I REALLY like this one Timmy! Fantastic! Keep up the great work and have a Happy 4th!

11:48 AM, June 30, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

VERY nice abstract. Love the lines and colors here. The diagonal crop works for me too.
Well done.

12:20 PM, June 30, 2006  
Blogger Pya said...

The diagonal framing is perfect. I blocked the traffic on the top right and just looked at the rest of the picture...looks unique...electric.

12:38 PM, June 30, 2006  
Blogger Pya said...

The diagonal framing is perfect. I blocked the traffic on the top right and just looked at the rest of the picture...looks unique...electric.

12:38 PM, June 30, 2006  
Anonymous Paul said...

Very nice. Indeed! Keep on shooting, even when you don't feel like it. Let go and stop trying to be creative and just let it come. Just enjoy the moment.

Regards,

Paul

1:03 PM, June 30, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

I love this. I think this is one of your best. The composition is wonderful the diagonal frame is terrific, it clear and crisp and beautiful.

I am also jealous, I LOVE boating! I haven't gone in ages!

As far as the polarizer and haze...won't hurt...I always use one although I am having trouble getting the size I need for the ne wequipment unless I want to shell out like $200 which is not going to happen...lol I will just be patient and wait for the less expensive ones to come in.

2:42 PM, June 30, 2006  
Anonymous deji77 said...

Lovely shot Timmy!
There are good times and there are bad. Just enjoy every moment of it.

3:53 PM, June 30, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

In response to the comment you left on my site, the challenges I was referring to can be found at dpchallenge.com (I have a link on my site). There are a lot of good tutorials on that site as well as message boards and the weekly challenges. I never score very high, but that is not the point. I am learning quite a bit and gradually my scores are rising. Check it out some time. Lots of good info. there.

7:08 PM, June 30, 2006  
Blogger Don said...

Very attractive abstract. The squiggles are so spontaneous and alive. Just a very nice shot.

8:48 PM, June 30, 2006  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

This is great. It's amazing the kinds of pics you can find if you have the right eye for them.

9:46 PM, June 30, 2006  
Blogger Tony said...

great pic, love refelections on water its a great way of seeing things a new

10:13 PM, June 30, 2006  
Anonymous Shuva said...

I must say...the best so far from you!

10:27 PM, June 30, 2006  
Blogger micki said...

Nice work, definitely one of your best. Keep shooting, we go through these times when we just aren't feeling it, but that doesn't mean it's not working.

Definitely get yourself a polarizing filter if you don't have one already. I've got them for my most used lenses, and step down rings for the lenses I don't use them on very often. It is my used used filter.

10:40 PM, June 30, 2006  
Anonymous Joann said...

This is a fantastic shot! Really interesting and love the diagonal framing.

I've always heard use a UV filter for haze. But I'm sure the polarizing filter would help too.

3:09 AM, July 01, 2006  
Anonymous faustina said...

fun abstract. I love the lines in the water, great shot.

4:39 AM, July 01, 2006  
Anonymous dave said...

those reflections are very cool! well captured!! cheers :)

5:16 AM, July 01, 2006  
Anonymous Veloran said...

That's a really cool abstract, and I love the colours too. Very well spotted shot, and the diagonal approach is great too!

6:50 AM, July 01, 2006  
Anonymous Emr√© said...

I think you need to use a hood for the haze, sometimes I shadow the lens with my hand. Polarizer helps dealing with the reflections. In this photo white curves on blue looks like lightinings coming towards you, good catch. I'm wondering about the thin white lines, what are they reflections of?

7:09 AM, July 01, 2006  
Anonymous shooter said...

Hi I have been meaning to leave a comment for a while but I've been suffering World Cup fever! There are some noteworthy shots on here. I love this shot for all the reasons mentioned. Excellent photo...

2:56 AM, July 02, 2006  
Anonymous MrC said...

this is most excellent ... easily one of my favourites, ever!! the angle is great, the colours perfect, & the abstract subject is simply awesome .... photo of the day/week/month!!
;)

6:16 AM, July 02, 2006  
Anonymous sil said...

Cool shot! The reflections look great.

6:43 AM, July 03, 2006  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

I like this abstract the colours are good and the blue skies are showing well in the reflections giving it a summer feel

7:32 AM, July 03, 2006  
Anonymous Pete said...

This is really great. Beautiful colours, and the ripple on the reflections is very even. A well accomplished shot.

5:06 PM, July 03, 2006  
Anonymous pixibition said...

awesome shot...really like the lines and colors...great abstract:-))

10:56 AM, July 05, 2006  
Anonymous david said...

great abstract shot; the composition makes it!

1:25 AM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous Martin said...

Really like this photo. I like the inventive angle its at. Would not have worked as well if you have put the photo upright I dont think.

1:01 AM, July 07, 2006  
Anonymous ana said...

this shot rocks. one of my faves.

6:55 AM, July 08, 2006  

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