Mooring Lines

Mooring Lines.

TAGS: [Abstract]

October 16, 2012 | 13 comments
Abstract

EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/4.5 | Exposure bias: -2/6EV | Focal length: 60mm | ISO: 800 | Shutter speed: 1/5000s |



13 comments

  • Photo Attraction on 16.10.2012 @ 11:27

    I like the "material confusion": stell, wood, rope, concrete...
    but I feel there is something missing... but can't put my finger on it.

  • Claus Petersen on 16.10.2012 @ 12:22

    Love the simple use of different shapes forms and lines.

  • yz on 16.10.2012 @ 15:41

    cool framing

  • SD (Aspherical) on 16.10.2012 @ 19:55

    Nice one, I love the masterful use of negative space at the top. Also, I'm a huge fan of random warning signs, great find.

  • Bee on 17.10.2012 @ 07:59

    Love it!

  • rian on 17.10.2012 @ 08:31

    wise words, i wouldn't want to be near when it snaps.. :) nice capture.

  • yiannis krikis on 17.10.2012 @ 10:54

    I like very much the lines and the colors

  • Leanne Black on 17.10.2012 @ 19:02

    The MOORING LINES! hah sorry had to quote that when I saw this! Fantastic photo! I really like the portholes on the ship!

  • fabrizio on 18.10.2012 @ 01:52

    very cool and interesting photo

  • PhotoGeek on 18.10.2012 @ 08:38

    I agree with Photo Attraction here. The concept is sound but perhaps a more "widescreen" crop, i.e. removing most of the top of the photo, would be better for this particular image?

  • faisal on 18.10.2012 @ 10:07

    @Photo Attraction & PhotoGeek:

    This is great! I love getting feedback in comments. Normally I would agree with guys but not in this instance. If you strictly go by the so called 'rule of thirds' then yes this photo doesnt "work."

    But if you take a look at my works from over the years, I dont really give a hoot about the 'rule of thirds' or any photography rule for that matter. This works for me and I think it works as a subjective image as well. Here are some other examples of my works that dont follow this rule either - but work (at least for me):

    http://friskypics.com/index.php?showimage=411
    http://friskypics.com/index.php?showimage=685
    http://friskypics.com/index.php?showimage=649
    http://friskypics.com/index.php?showimage=626

    There are more but those are the ones I can find now... :-)

    Always love a discussion, so thanks for the comments.
    Cheers
    f.

  • george on 19.10.2012 @ 06:34

    A big like for the picture and your subsequent comment...

    How can you place important elements using the 'rule' of thirds?

    And on another pic place the element of interest in the centre to use the 'rules' of symmetry?

    Both are contradictory. Someone once said..."laws (and rules) are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of the wise" As you correctly say Faisal, photographic 'rules' are utter bunkum!

  • Christopher on 30.10.2012 @ 11:49

    I really appreciate the constructive comments and your thoughtful reply . This image works for me in part because it breaks the rules a bit. I think rules can help sometimes. Knowing when to break the rules can be the trickiest thing to master and you consistently accomplish it to great effect Faisal. For me, the images that break rules leave me wanting more much like seeing one frame of a movie gets me thinking about what might come next. It allows my imagination some room to move about if that makes sense.

    Perhaps more importantly, if we all followed the ruiles to the letter how boring life would be!