Aug 102010

The hull of a boat floating within strongly patterned reflections.

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Captured in camera, this scene is not cropped and post-processing involved only tweaking for color and contrast.  Though I know what it is, I still have trouble parsing the image!

On a side note, my Web hosting server was attacked through Google’s FeedBurner yesterday, temporarily suspending my account and putting it risk for deletion. I’ve had to disable FeedBurner and delete the feed, so I’ve no idea if subscribers are still receiving updates… If not, and you see this note, you can re-subscribe using the orange RSS link above the right-hand menu column.

Nikon D300; f/8.0 @ 1/125sec, ISO 800;
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 120mm (180mm EFL); focus distance 10.59m

  10 Responses to “Untitled Abstract (Waterscape №1)”

  1. I too have trouble parsing this image! I think it would “read” – be less unsettling, if it were rotated 90-drees clockwise. But then it might be boring, lol.

    This angle is unexpected and the little visual info you’ve provided doesn’t give us anything much to go on. And so we must appreciate the image for its purely abstract nature of triangle and lines.

  2. April,

    I could link with the “bungalow” address but my iGoogle do not register it.

  3. Micheline, iGoogle probably has the old “feedburner” link — the one I had to delete. Since I don’t use iGoogle, I’m not sure how the link can be changed on that page…

  4. Thank you for your feedback, Flo. I’m trying to figure out how to title such images in a way that will give the viewer some hint of context but not limit their discovery with my own interpretation. It’s a challenge. 🙂

    In this case, “Boat in Water” would be the literal description…

  5. I gathered that it has to be the prow of a boat in the water. But that just doesn’t explain the triangle in the right! I just can’t wrap my head around how that one section of reflections got to be so different from the reflections below the boat’s hull, lol.

  6. Hmmm…Still trying…boat, water, intersection of the two somehow….but more importantly a very evocative abstract.

  7. It’s good to hear from you, Usha! Thank you for stopping by to view and comment.

  8. This is JMR from TME. I just dropped by after viewing your work on Flicker and am very impressed. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Re this image, I love the triangular design and how you have turned reality on its head. The labels have been stripped- a fine abstract image.


  9. Thank you, JMR, for taking the time to visit and comment on this image.

    You wrote, “The labels have been stripped…” That is exactly what I’m aiming for, not only in abstract work but also in day-to-day photography — learning to see afresh.

    It’s a pleasure to view your work on TME, and I also look forward to more.

  10. Boat, water, and reflection of boat. Very clever.

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