Three Minutes Only.

Three Minutes Only.

Originally, this photo was to be about the 2 fishermen at the end of the jetty, who had been rather malaising over their rods whilst we scoured the shoreline for shots. They were the stereotypical “lifestyle” anglers, obviously settled in well before we arrived, and showing no signs of moving despite the worsening stormy weather. I’ve never tried it myself, but that’s my idea of fishing, for sure.

However, I’d forgotten that, at this distance, the fishermen would be about 3 pixels high… so you can barely see them in the photo.

Fortunately, I quite liked the surreal colour of the sky and the sea in the shot: the sky had just darkened from the sunset, with only a tinge of red around the clouds, whilst the moon was barely visible in the sky. The effect evaporated in minutes, as the redness of the sky faded away, and the sea became dark and featureless.

p.s. I’ve no idea why I’ve written such floury nonsense tonight. Perhaps my creative brain is hyperactive, as I’ve spent the evening debating which of my photos to enter into a local club competition. Wish me luck!

p.p.s. If any of you folks can think of a name for this image of the River Cart, in Glasgow, then please let me know with a comment below. Thanks so much!

October 13, 2005

Comments.

Kathleen
October 13th, 2005

It is a photo to harvest in ones soul…I would name it Beyond The Dance

Andy
October 13th, 2005

I love the color and the moon adds to the mystical feel.

alan
October 13th, 2005

Thanks guys, I almost overlooked this shot…

CurlyToes
October 13th, 2005

This is a great shot. That sky is wonderful, and the moon is perfectly framed by the clouds. The sea really looks dark and menacing hinting at the impending storm. The horizon is ever so slightly wonky but my eyes are picking it up. I love that little bit of lit up cloud on the left. What’s the little island out there in the sea? Is it an island?

alan
October 13th, 2005

Thanks Curly. Off to the right there was a thunderstorm closing in, so it was a very quick photo session!

The island is Ailsa Craig – a solid lump of granite, that is mined to produce premium grade curling stones.

There is an excellent wikipedia entry.

Ana
October 13th, 2005

Fisherman? At least the sky is perfect!

alan
October 13th, 2005

Yeah, Ana.. the two tallest “bumps” on the end of the jetty are the fishermen. Cryptic stuff.

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