Sunday, July 19, 2009

Monochrome Maniacs: The Sea Gull rules over the sky, sea and fishermen.

My camera and I are often drawn back to this pier for its variety of shapes, colors, people and wildlife. Something new is always happening here and in the park nearby. It's fun and alive. The sky and clouds are always in motion and dance behind all of the man-made elements in the scene until you hope all is in perfect alignment. Shooting in black and white makes the dance take on a whole different, final composition. The gull in flight would be the winner over his hardworking human companions who struggled to land even one fish.

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18 comments:

Jacob said...

You win the prize for being the best maniac among the monochromes! This is a delightful shot. I, too, love piers...this is one of the nicest I've seen...

And you're right...I've fished for hours off of piers and I've watched others fish for hours and it's not too often anything worth keeping is caught.

But it's fun.

Frank said...

I wish this dear city had a lot more interesting docks and piers to explore and shoot but even Cedar Key has tons more. This one presents almost endless possibilities but I need a maniacal break. I might just have to start shooting private docks soon. Bail money?

Vita Stunder said...

Beautiful shot in every single way!

Great tones!
Have a nice week :)

Anna

Anne said...

Perffevt shot, no more to say. You must be a professional??

Nice week from Anne in Norway.

Aileni said...

You have captured the brilliant quality of the light.

Lois said...

I agree with Jacob. You certainly outdid yourself on this one Frank!

James said...

That's a wonderful picture!

Frank said...

All of your comments are very nice. Thank you. It makes shooting the same old pier and trying to see it in a new way, and new light, Aileni and in black and white, worthwhile.

NOT a professional. A maniac as Jacob describes me. I bet I'd have "fancier" equipment if I was a pro.

Is there a job for me in Norway, Ann???

Don and Krise said...

You really hit the nail on the head this time. The tones on this are great. Nice work Frank.

Abe Lincoln said...

This black and white version appeals to me. It makes Florida seem really cool.

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B SQUARED said...

I should think the Gull is a lot cooler than any of the people.

Daryl said...

Nice perspective!

~Just me again~ said...

I would love to walk along that!

magicpolaroid said...

hello Frank, this pier in b&w is really cool! great job!

Snapshutter said...

Nice composition and tones. And catching the seagull in flight is a plus.

Martha in PA said...

Wonderful shot!
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Dan said...

A wonderful pier it is,and a wonderful photo as well;-)

uncleawang said...

Nice mono photo,you captured its beautifully:)
Have a nice day.