If someone offers us the use of a boat, my hubby immediately grabs his fishing rod and tackle box, and I grab…..wait for it……my camera, of course :). So, when my cousin asked us if we wanted to take a boat out while at his resort in Port Loring, Ontario a couple of weekends ago, we jumped at the chance. I had packed a lot of warm clothes for that weekend seeing as it was September and the weather had started to change already, but that day was warm and sunny, and we had a blast out on the water. No, the fish weren’t biting very much, but for Mikey trying was almost as fun as catching because it was relaxation that he hasn’t experienced since before the summer rush began at his work.
So, we puttered around the lakes, and while Mikey was tempting the fish with juicy worms and colourful lures, I snapped pictures of anything and everything. After taking the standard scenic lake and shoreline photos, I started looking around for unique shots – anything that caught my eye in some way, but wasn’t the standard photo. On our way back to the resort, we passed an old, falling down boat house, and I snapped multiple pictures from various angles, but it was when I zoomed right in on the side of the boathouse that I got my favourite shot. Other people might wonder what the heck I took a picture of this for, but I love the colours and textures, and the way the scene is illuminated perfectly by the sun. This is one of those shots that I find keeps my eyes busy for minutes at a time, examining every little detail. What do you think? Do you like unusual shots like this?
I love shots of the small details in any place. But then I am a person who always paid attention to the small details in my working life too. Textile design, clothing swing tickets, wrapping paper and a whole lot more were part of my art education & Fashion designing degree 40+ years ago, so its not surprising they appeal to me in a photo.
I love the texture of the wood in your image and the reflection in the water too. Sometimes I think photographers (in general) should pay more attention to colour, line & shape. To me, your photo above has perfect proportions and really succeeds in drawing the eye into the frame and leading it around the composition.
Not every photographer can do that and not every viewer can appreciate that.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful, thoughtful comment. You know, I never used to see the little details, but I find that photography has really opened my eyes to the world around me.
I agree I would have photographed this as well and for all the reasons you stated. I love all the details. Terrific shot Cindy.
Thanks! It’s got a little bit of everything doesn’t it? Old and new, light and dark, smooth and rough. Glad you like it too Edith :).
Yes Cindy I would have shot it as well and later on wondered why. But playing with it on the computer would remind me why… My Brother in law is a great fisher man, and I will often accompany him to the beach, him with his rod and me with my camera… he once asked me why I don’t fish my answer was simple, “don’t have the patience needed” His reply “you’ve sat here all day taking photos of what I don’t know, yet you say you have no patience” I can too sit and look for that special shot that might just occur once due do to correct light or shade or whatever… does that make us wonkie..???
If it does, I’m proud to be wonkie :). How about you?
I’m a major wonker then…
We should start a new club!! LOL
The horizontal, the vertical, the round, the color gradations, the sparkle of the water, the textures. Good grief. It has it all. You are very talented.
Oh, there you go sweet talking again :). You always know how to make me feel good about myself Dor. Thank you.
I think it’s an excellent photograph Cindy, for all the reasons you’ve stated. The light is great, and there is so much texture and shape that your eyes are kept busy taking it all in. And it’s composed very well. Great eye.
Thanks Jeff :). Again, praise from you means a great deal to me! You do realize I probably learned a lot of what makes this a good shot from you.
Awe shucks 😉 Now if only you’ll listen to me when I say winter is good, you’ll truly have learned something 😛
Sorry my friend. I do love taking my camera out after a good storm, but other than that – YUCK! LOL 🙂
To me, the enchantement is that such shots encapsulate a passage of time not just a moment. Makes ones stop and wonder at all the things that have created that scene and all that has passed by during that time. Nice work. 🙂
Oh, I just love how you worded that!! It’s so true, and I am finding that I’m starting to wonder about the story behind the shot I am taking instead of just taking the shot itself. As they say, every picture has a story right?
My kind of picture–it’s the little things in life that are often the most curious.
Yes, and I am a curious kind of person :). I’m glad you enjoyed it.
You r welcome :-
Good eye to spot and capture this scene.
I see a lot more than I used to, that’s for sure :). My camera has made me more aware.
That tire looks weirdly soft and smooth in this picture, it’s quite intriguing! Hope everything is well with you Cindy. 🙂
That’s one of the things I loved – all the different textures. Everything is great here book buddy. I have read A LOT this weekend, so I am a happy, happy girl!! How about you? How’s school going?
Yeah, I saw you had finished The Bone Season already! You are a super speed reader. 😛 So glad you enjoyed it. Quite stressed this week with deadlines unfortunately, but apart from that it’s going well. 🙂
You’ll do great!! Just remember to give yourself a little break to take a breath every now and then, even if it’s only a quick one :).
My kingdom for an unusual shot….love, love, love them! I do love the color and texture in this…it FEELS like fall…gotta be that gorgeous fall light 🙂
That’s what I loved the most about this photo – the lighting. Glad you liked it too :).
I find these kinds of photos appealing too – I always wonder what was happening there in the moment when the pic was taken.
I was thinking of all the wonderful memories that boathouse must hold :).