Archive for August 2nd, 2009



Compound Curves

Compound Curves

Happy Sunday. A sunny day picture to celebrate (and, believe me we are celebrating every sunny day in Maine this summer). I was out early to the beach for this shot. By the time I left there was no parking to be had within a mile of here, but it was the light, of course, that brought me out early. Not a perfectly clear day…still lots of mist in the air and a foggy density out over the ocean, but the light was strong enough to penetrate well, and bring the scene to life.

I like the way the curves in this image echo each other…though I can’t say I was conscious of it while framing. The dark, dominant curve of the seaweed intersects the corner of the frame, leading the eye into the image. Sometimes I am very aware of where elements in the image meet the frame, and sometimes my practiced eye for the image just takes care of it without conscious intervention. The practiced eye is a photographer’s most valuable asset.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide. F5.6 @ 1/500th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Recovery in Lightroom for the sky. Recovery also has the effect of making mist and fog look more luminous, as it did here, emphasizing the inner light. Blackpoint to the right. Added Clarity and Vibrance. Landscape sharpen.

From Around Home Kennebunk ME.