Lighthouse Stack

Posted by DebbiK on Fri, 11/09/07 08:06
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Comments by DebbiK on Fri, 11/09/07 08:08

Another shot from the lighthouse posted in my previous entry. Nikon D80/80-200mm

Comments by Ruth Rittichier on Fri, 11/09/07 10:45

I like all the ingredients except the trees in the BG. Could you have moved to the left to exclude them and put the chimney against the lighthouse?

Comments by Stelin on Fri, 11/09/07 10:57

Ruth has it exactly -- trees really do not convey anything at all "lighthouse". A pity because the rest works really nicely with the texture of the bricks, the diagonal faded white paint (without blown highlights) etc.
It might be worth "cheating" and dropping the lighthouse onto an appropriate background if you can't re-shoot

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Fri, 11/09/07 13:44

I would go along with the other two commentators to say that the brickwork and the background lighthouse facade work well together but the green foliage really doesn't bring anything to the photograph to heighten the visual impact. If one simply crops out the background foliage one is left with a study in texturing and geometric shapes (especially the triangular shapes in the lower right hand corner).

Comments by Maria Salvador on Fri, 11/09/07 14:15

Poor trees, four against, me too... Love all the rest. Nice play of shapes, colors and textures.

Comments by dave belmar on Fri, 11/09/07 19:48

I would have never known this was a lighthouse if it weren't for you comment. Therefore I have to say that I'm nuetral about the trees in this image.

I feel your pain Debbie. Last weekend I drove 2 1/2 hours for the sole purpose of photographing a particular lighthouse. Upon arrival (and much to my dismay) i found it completely surrounded by a tall wall of sand dunes making it impossible to capture both the lighthouse and the sea from any angle. 8(

Comments by Linda Frey on Sat, 11/10/07 00:10

Jan's crop is a good idea, but the contrasting colour of the trees is lost. They do have a purpose!