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Another experiment in colour and mood. I've played with the colours and used the blur tool in photoshop to get this look.
I doubt that this is something I'll be trying again, nevertheless I wanted to share it with you as, love it or loathe it, it's always interesting to try new ideas.
The one part of the photo that I am truly happy with is the composition - it's the empty space in the sky to the right of the boat that I love.
I hesitated about whether to put this into words or leave it unsaid but I see it as a photo about emptiness and solitude despite having such a large boat in the frame. The rope should lead your eye across the frame and up into the boat and then on into the empty sky with those ambiguous colours and suggestion of cloud.
Many of you will know all this but it's a technique called 'negative space' that is used a lot in Japanese painting - unlike us they even have a dedicated word for it - 間 pronounced "Ma".
For those who are interested in reading more about negative space - here's a Wiki link on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_space
Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog
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