Carl Simmerman  


Antique Boat by Carl Simmerman

October 2019 - Antique Boat

About the Image(s)

First off I apologize for not having the original image. The image I submitted as the original is as close as I can get. Problems with Lightroom catalog .

This was taken last year at an antique wooden boat show. Captured with a Sony A5100, 16-50 mm lens.

I converted it Lightroom (LR) to BW using the LR black and white, sepia preset. The red and orange color channel slider to adjust.


This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

David Henderson   David Henderson
Hi Carl
The lines of the boat leads you into the cab and the back of the boat is sharp.
Saying that I thing you have used the wrong F stop, say F5.6 instead F10 so that the whole boat was in focus and then your eye can see what is in the cab. Plus the white pole needs to go as it is grabbing your eyes first.
Also maybe something we are shown in Australia is that the eyes travel left to right, so maybe you could flip the image so that you are seeing the back of the boat from the bottom left hand corner.
David   Posted: 10/13/2019 23:13:19

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Hi Carl,

I like the diagonal lines that make a good composition. The gradients in the middle of the picture are just great. The slight sepia tone enhances the antique feel.

I agree with David, though, that the whole picture should have been sharp and the white pole and the area beside is a bit distracting.   Posted: 10/14/2019 00:00:13

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
(Groups 51 & 52)
I have gone back and forth in my mind as to should the whole image be shape or only the small replica boat on the deck. I think it comes down to what you want the main focus to be. A mantra I have learned over the years is "border patrol." In other words look around your composition for distracting objects that should be excluded, ie. the white pole. Maybe taking the image from a different angle would have been better. I like the sepia tone and the white lines leading across the deck.   Posted: 10/17/2019 23:40:39

Angela Chan   Angela Chan
Very interesting image and comments.
Seeing that the image had already been taken and the chance to take it again is not great ( may be ?)
How about making the front of the image blurry so that only the middle is in focus ? ( Tilt shift effect ).
This will direct attention to the model ship too .
A dark vignette will help to decrease the brightness and distraction at the border of the image .   Posted: 10/24/2019 22:15:30