Daniel De Cort, QPSA  

Joy of Living by Daniel De Cort, QPSA

July 2021 - Joy of Living

About the Image(s)

joie de vivre-joy of living says everything. Made in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage (France).
During a beautiful spring day, text and image fell together perfectly

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

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Daniel, nice and tranquil image. Very few people on the water, it is probably still cold weather. Lots of frames that look like goal arches, perhaps it is a very popular beachfront sport. The couple on the bench, facing the water are obviously enjoying the moment. The title, both English and French is allegoric to the occasion. The image is sharp. At first look I thought there was to much empty space in the sky, but in actuality all fits well and the pole off center divides the image in two asymmetric parts.   Posted: 07/06/2021 11:18:57

Dan Waters   Dan Waters
Nice! I'm curious to learn how many photos of this subject did it take to finally settle on this one? For me the composition is most attractive and compels me to look deeper. At first glance I believed the "goals" were a children's play area and above them my eye settles on the buoys. Perhaps edit to remove boat in left background.   Posted: 07/06/2021 19:47:45

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Daniel, your image has a well-defined focus of the couple enjoying the sun. Compositionally each man is separately placed in his own frame within the green signage, yet seated closely together on the bench. The heavy bottom thirds of the image is balanced with a clean sky which provides negative space and a sense of calm. Shadows give a sense of depth and time. The text says it all. Good work and nicely done.   Posted: 07/15/2021 18:13:07

Les Lincke   Les Lincke
Daniel, this image grew on me the longer I looked at it. Its a simple photo and I looked around the picture but in the end always ended up back with the two men and the sign just above their heads. And there is the story. One man appears to be looking up while the other is staring ahead. But you can only surmise what they are thinking and saying and that is the beauty of the image for me. If they were facing forward, I believe the photo would lose a bit of its mystery and interest.   Posted: 07/15/2021 20:47:37

Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
As soon as I viewed this image it evoked a memory of a song by Simon and Garfinkle called "Old Friends" (opening lines: "Old Friends, Old Friends. Sat on their park bench like bookends"). You have created a simple image of the men framed by geometric shapes throughout the scene. The men are slightly off center which adds interest in viewing. The sign adds a wonderful story to support the bench sitters. I like the wide perspective as well.   Posted: 07/27/2021 07:27:21