Marti Buckely  

Tall Ship Rigging Closeup by Marti Buckely

January 2021 - Tall Ship Rigging Closeup

January 2021 - Marti Buckely


About the Image(s)

This was taken when the Bounty last came to Chicago for the Tall Ships visit. I decided to try a monochrome version and plan to submit this for my club competition in February. I did like the color version as well so I look forward to your comments.
Shot at 1/160 at f9 with a Canon 17-40 lens.

11 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
I like everything about this image, and agree that transforming it to black-and-white was a good choice. My suggestion is to tone down the vignetting at the corners. They appear too strong and draw the eye off the image.   Posted: 01/02/2021 10:30:19
Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
I was thinking that as well. I liked the white vignette but it does need to be more subtle. Thanks.   Posted: 01/02/2021 10:55:10

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
First of all, I wonder why you did not Content Aware the distraction in the right bottom corner. Second, I suggest flipping the image horizontally, since diagonal lines are stronger going from left to right and third, I think the vignetting is too strong and distracting and needs to be toned down. Hope this helps.   Posted: 01/02/2021 11:52:41
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Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Noticed your comment Mike, after posting mine and it is pleasing when more than one person is on the same page   Posted: 01/02/2021 12:00:44

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
I like the original color version equally well. There certainly is a nice repeating and intersecting pattern of strong lines. The colors seem, at least to me, to provide a stronger contrast and add impact more than does the b&w. Also, in the b&w version the vignette seems to look more like lens flair or fogged film. Perhaps the bottom portion of the composition could be cropped out just below the bottom yellow line. Creative look at a ship.   Posted: 01/04/2021 13:43:40
Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
The ship is the Bounty which was lost at sea during Hurricane Sandy.   Posted: 01/04/2021 14:33:48

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
I like both versions, but prefer the color. For the B&W I suggest cloning out the distractions and calming the vignettes. My eye was immediately drawn to the lower right corner. I like the direction of the cables. I find it's fun to break the rules now and again.   Posted: 01/10/2021 09:02:03

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
I have to admit that I like the color version better as well. I think it brings out the battle scars, if you will, a little bit better and gives me the feel of a tall ship. I also agree with the comments on the strong vignetting and the distraction of the item in the lower right-hand corner.   Posted: 01/12/2021 13:23:45

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
I like both versions as well, although slightly prefer the black and white. I think that flipping the image, as Joe did, helps to draw your eye through the image and is very pleasing. I would suggest that you clone out the feet and sandals of the people on board. Those feet make it too evident that this is a tour boat and not an authentic tall ship.   Posted: 01/14/2021 12:52:22
Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Thanks Peggy...didn't see that. It was a true tall ship but they did allow people to tour her.   Posted: 01/14/2021 13:50:31
Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
Marti, I wasn't questioning that it was really a tall ship - I just thought that it was a telltale sign of modern times. Kind of like "the hand of man" in Nature images.   Posted: 01/14/2021 16:08:14


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