Sunday, January 6, 2008

While at the cost I had a window of opportunity to take some pictures outside while it was not raining. Given that it pored the whole time we were there it was an amazing opportunity.

The first picture was taken while on the "lookout tower" of the house we stayed in and is facing south west. The sun was peaking just through the clouds around 3:30pm while to the right a major storm front was coming in. All and all it was a gorgeous sight. The second picture was taken about 45min later to the north from the steps that led to the beach. It reminds me of the words from Chehov's "Dark winter"

"The day was still, cool, and wearisome, as usual on grey, dull days when the clouds hang low over the fields and it looks like rain, which never comes." --Chekhov

Let me know what you think. --SG


Jef January 7, 2008 at 11:16 PM  

Wow...the top image of the sun peeking through the clouds is amazing...color is beautiful, and the play of light to dark, is great. Only one thing I would fix/change, the horizon is not needs to come down just a tad on the left side and you can do that with your cropping tool by rotating the cropping box after you've drawn it.

The other thing can be done at the same time and it is merely a matter of taste (as compared to the other matter which is a huge faux pax in the fine art photography world.) Is to crop a little more off the bottom and bring the horizon down in the's a little too close to center and dividing the image exactly in half. I would take 1/3-1/2 of the current ocean off the bottom. Unless I'm mistaken in your intent...the sky is what drew you to the picture...and needs to be emphasized by taking away some of the "distraction."

The bottome image...I really like the color cast, and the image in the distance is great...the sticks cutting through the middle of the image are distracting as they don't frame anything...but...I would like to see it at 100% size before making that judgement as the size on the blog doesn't enlarge much...but on first impact (which is sometimes all you get) they prove distracting.


The Whitings January 11, 2008 at 7:10 AM  

I told you in person, but I love this-nice work.