Sunshine Beach, Evening.

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Maris
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Sunshine Beach, Evening.

Postby Maris » 02 Jul 2019, 12:50

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Sunshine Beach, Evening
Gelatin-silver photograph on Agfa Classic VC FB photographic paper, image size 19.5cm X 24.6cm, from a 8X10 Kodak Tmax 400 negative exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a Fujinon-W 300mm f5.6 lens.

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Re: Sunshine Beach, Evening.

Postby RoganJosh » 03 Jul 2019, 11:20

Love the composition on this one Maris, reminiscent of a Rothko painting.

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Maris
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Re: Sunshine Beach, Evening.

Postby Maris » 06 Jul 2019, 12:44

thanks RoganJosh. Yes, it's one of those scenes where nothing happens unless there is a conscious effort at a formal composition. Putting the big rock at the bottom is easy, it's not going anywhere, but timing the little wave at the top merited a bit of attention. A cheap theory (maybe true?) is that a breaking wave holds the eye better than one that's too soon or too late.

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Re: Sunshine Beach, Evening.

Postby Walter Glover » 08 Jul 2019, 05:47

I fully concur with the visual semantics of the stages of breaking water. As in most things, there is always a sweet-spot to be had somewhere.

A strong appealfor me here is the dominant cohesive form of the foreground motif surrounded by the chaos of smaller stones behind, sort of re-telling the Greek mythology of chaos and cosmos.
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