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Fishing

I stalked this heron for some time as he waded along the shore and took quite a few pictures.  I like this one the best for its composition.  There has been quite a lot of debate about whether it would make a better image without the foreground seaweed - some people thought it  stopped your eye being led into the picture but I decided to leave it in as otherwise I think the balance of horizontals is upset.  I would welcome any thoughts that anyone else has.  The location is opposite the docks in Falmouth, Cornwall, taken in March this year in the evening.  

Fishing

I stalked this heron for some time as he waded along the shore and took quite a few pictures.  I like this one the best for its composition.  There has been quite a lot of debate about whether it would make a better image without the foreground seaweed - some people thought it  stopped your eye being led into the picture but I decided to leave it in as otherwise I think the balance of horizontals is upset.  I would welcome any thoughts that anyone else has.  The location is opposite the docks in Falmouth, Cornwall, taken in March this year in the evening.  

comments (5)

For me the best part is how the bird echos the cranes in the distance. Super shot with or without seaweed. I think you are right to stick with rule of 1/3rds here though. Mike
anniedog: Thanks for the input, Mike. I also like the echoing of the shapes. Still pondering about the composition!
Ingrid
Good picture, Ingrid - A change to your past few. This is very atmospheric with all that haziness. I cannot make my mond up about the seaweed issue, yes it is a bit of a distraction, and yes, it would detract from the images balance to crop it out. You probably did best leaving it in. Fascinating shot of this Heron that you 'stalked' (better than Heroning a stalk I suppose). The light on the water is blissful.
anniedog: Thanks Chad. I really like this picture too, although it doesn't seem to have been as popular as the others - perhaps the colours are too subtle.
I like parallelism of the silhouettes of the bird and grua of the bottom. I also like the colors of the dusk!
anniedog: Thank you Jose. I also like the colours very much as they are very subtle. The shapes were a lucky coincidence!
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 30 Jul 2007, 06:00
Hi Ingrid. The muted colours are fantastic and all of the separate subject elements are great. Although you have tried to stick to the rule of thirds, because the Heron is central on the vertical plane, you have not quite pulled it off - unless of course, it was your intention to display the lonliness of the bird, in which case it is 100%. Much to ponder!! For me, overall, I do not like the centrality of the main subject, but I generally feel that way anyway. Not much help I am afraid, but an honest opinion at least. grin Many regards, Neil.
anniedog: Thanks for that - I do see what you mean, and strangely enough blackdog said exactly the same about the central position of the subject. It would have looked better a bit to the left.
Regards,Ingrid
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 4 Jul 2014, 13:06
Beautiful layers!

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