Friday, January 15, 2010

Theme Day: BEST OF 2009 - Skywatch Friday Season 4, Episode 27

Today is Theme Day when we get to choose our best photo of 2009.

I took this photo for Monochrome Weekend of Tampa's Ballast Point Pier. It was a breathtakingly beautiful day, bright and warm. Giant puffy clouds filled the blue sky and climbed forever. The sea gulls were swooping in to try and score some fisherman's bait or a fish left on the pier. I also took this scene in color but I felt the black and white captured it best.

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8 comments:

brattcat said...

Yes, yes, yes. A perfect choice. This is an excellent image and truly works in b&w.

Don and Krise said...

I do remember this shot Frank. I especially liked the perspective of this long pier and how clear it is. Nice work!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The black and white does focus the eye monthe shapes and perspective of the long pier, in a way that a color photo would not have done because of the vibrancy of the sky

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

superb! great choice and great perspective and lines

Hilda said...

It's so serene and I think doing it in monochrome accentuates that. A lovely choice!

Jacob said...

I remember this one also. It would be a great shot in color, too, but I think the b&w is most effective.

Paula said...

It's definitely Florida! What I really appreciate about this is the wonderful contrast in the monochrome. It's one for the wall.

Grace Olsson said...

great shot
havea nice day
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