Photographs from a small group of islands
Feb 16 2018 13 Comments
2/16/2018 at 9:15 am
There is a lot of competition for the title of best side-eye ever given to you in your photos but this one is definitely a contender.
2/16/2018 at 7:19 pm
Haha, there is, isn’t there? But yeah, this is definitely up there.
2/16/2018 at 9:16 am
Is he looking for a sign, or was some sort of machinery bolted to the wall?
2/16/2018 at 7:20 pm
A sign. Or at least I think so. It would have looked very similar to the small, temporary one just to his left.
2/16/2018 at 9:20 am
I’m not sure why but I really like this. I can’t stop looking at it…… That look and the concrete work really well together. Thanks as always for sharing!
2/16/2018 at 2:19 pm
I totally agree. The color neutral yet textured concrete background always forms a successful backdrop for whatever is in front of it.
2/16/2018 at 7:24 pm
@Jenn You are more than welcome. And thanks. Very happy with the way this one came out.
@LAObserver That’s a very good point. It was the wall itself I was initially drawn to. It’s different colours and stains. Then I noticed the guard down the platform, and knew he’d be perfect in front of it.
2/16/2018 at 5:23 pm
This is a really interesting shot. I like his expression! 😉 Great framing as always!
2/16/2018 at 7:25 pm
Thank you! Happy with this one. Worked out way better than I expected.
2/16/2018 at 6:13 pm
I have a soft spot for organically decaying concrete – so this was always going to be a favourite.
It’s great the way you have the scene photographed so perfectly head on, and leaving that thin bright strip of red and white at the base really makes the greys and navy pop.
Poor guy doesn’t look happy that you are recording the loss of that equipment on his watch 🙂
2/16/2018 at 7:30 pm
I know what you mean. As I mentioned above, it was the wall itself that initially grabbed my attention. Great colours and textures.
Thanks. Took a couple of shots before this, but didn’t have the space to get the right angle. My very obvious activity, however, meant a gap opened up, allowing me to get the shot head on. Sometimes it helps to stand out!
He really doesn’t, does he? He didn’t say anything, but he didn’t look round again…
I was Once you says
2/16/2018 at 10:58 pm
A humble suggestion. With photographs like these, why not ask your readers to provide their own caption?
2/17/2018 at 10:15 am
Thanks. That’s an interesting idea. Sometimes I don’t know what to write, or simply have nothing to say except the photo itself. Just like the one above.
In that sense, that’s where the comments section could come in. I am, however, extremely lucky to have thoughtful and intelligent commenters who very often provide extra details, opinions etc. Feedback that often allows me to see an image I took in a very different way, or see something I hadn’t even noticed. An extra dimension that is both interesting and beneficial. So with all that in mind, trying to coax any comments in a particular direction would seem counter productive. I’d also feel uncomfortable trying to elicit comments too, it just doesn’t seem right.
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