Jim Hagan  



March 2020 - Jim Hagan


About the Image(s)

We were on a cruise which stopped in Barbados. I admired three structures
in the harbor which apparently were used for unloading incoming ships. I
took numerous photos of the harbor and the structures but could never get a
composition that did not have a large empty space in the bottom right third
of the photo. Then a patrol boat started up, moved out and thus filled the
empty space. I like the color photo but prefer the more dramatic mono
version. The photo was shot at 35mm, 1/1250, f/10 and ISO at 200.

4 comments posted

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 95)
This image has excellent tonal range in the mono version and those clouds are simply spectacular, Jim! The leading lines are good, but tend to send the eye away from the scene, but that's very minor in the composition. You have implied movement in the foreground boat which adds to the story. I really have no suggestions to make on this one - you gots a great image there, Jim! d:¬{D   Posted: 03/10/2020 16:22:57

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
The repeating elements (identical crane structures, identical patrol boats, similar clouds) give a pleasing visual rhythm to this image. And the contrasting shapes of engineering's cranes and nature's clouds stand out in monochrome. Your 35mm lens choice was ideal for this scene. Good work, Jim.   Posted: 03/15/2020 16:33:25

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
Great sky, excellent composition. Your monochrome conversion was spot-on. The only suggestion I have is to consider a slight vignette to pull the eye more toward the center.   Posted: 03/15/2020 17:30:35

John Roach   John Roach
(Groups 52 & 64)
Wonderful image. My eye travels through it so naturally and unencumbered. Well done.   Posted: 03/16/2020 11:02:07


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