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photoblog image White foam floats down....

White foam floats down....

Title nicked of metallica.........song called wait...

Happy wednesday!!

White foam floats down....

Title nicked of metallica.........song called wait...

Happy wednesday!!

comments (11)

Wow, very moody, stormy feeling you have captured here.
Petra: Thanks Karen...i am a sucker for moody pictures..smile
A dramatic atmosphare due to the overall tone of your picture. I like it.
Petra: Thanks Flo..glad you dosmile
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • 6 Jun 2007, 06:11
Nice image & good mono-colour effect - but cannot help thinking that better use of the rule-of-thirds and a straighter horizon would have made a nice image into a very good one.
Petra: Its funny that you mention those 2 things, because i did notice the tilted horizon and i know i ignored the rule-of-thirds...
But:
for some reason i never get horizons straight..for me its like my "signature" on a photo...i know this must sound weird but it doesn't bother me at all and i kind of "forgot" to straighten it...smile
I dont know the "rules" of photograpy, and i just take pictures the way i like them....Maybe it would be better if i started to learn them?
Thanks for your comment and visit...
Petra
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 Jun 2007, 07:14
HA! A big LOL at never getting horizons straight and having that be your "signature" on a photo. You go, Girl!

Mood is definitely your forte, Petra. To add foam is like frosting on the cake (or whipped cream?). grin
Petra: lol Ginnie....rules are there to be broken sometimes, dont you think?wink
My Guru. So you are a rock fan. Your name means a rock. You definately rock. Nice day
Petra: Thank you so much Olubusola....wish you a nice day toosmile
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa, currently Wales
  • 6 Jun 2007, 07:36
Unconciously, you have almost obeyed the rule of thirds here anyway, the main subject is in the bottom third of the photo. If you do want to straighten horizons, there is a nice tool to do that in Picasa (free download from google), but if slanted horizons please you, go with it!! Very nice, moody, atmospheric pic BTW!! smile Many regards, Neil.
Petra: As i said in a previous reply, i think other aspects in a photo are more important than a straight horizon, but: i could have easily fixed in picassa and i think i should have done it anyway because its just a small adjustment that i should have paid more attention to..
Thanks for your comment Neil
best regards, petra
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Jun 2007, 12:14
White foam floats down - that is why i can never be a rich singer or writer. Always wondered about these words. The foam i see always floats on top like your picture shows.

Imagine the rule of thirds to have been devised by some old long bearded character trying to explain away some slip he made with the camera in 1899. It can keep your pic from being judged the best in a competition, but won't keep it from selling if someone fancies it. smile

Great picture reflecting some dramatic moods.
Petra: lol Louis....you make me smile with your comments!!!
And i agree with you....dont care about the rules as long as someone likes itgrin
Thanks a lot Louis!
I like all the components in this shot, the stormy sky, the foreground interest, the dark sea, and the curiously featureless sand, but somehow the composition doesn't quite click for me. Perhaps an alternative way of taking this shot would be to turn the camera 90 degrees, avoid cutting off the tendril of foam at the bottom so abruptly, and possibly include a bit more of the curve of the beach. Just some thought that probably don't make a whole lot of sense.
Petra: it does make a lot of sense Martin, but i do not totally agree with you...This very simple way of taking photo's does appeal to me..
Thanks for your comment and visit Martin!
  • Suby
  • UK
  • 6 Jun 2007, 20:29
I am loving this shot on all levels Petra smile

Suby
Petra: Thanks Suby...smile
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 6 Jun 2007, 22:41
One thing that gripes me a little with this digital age is the expectation that everything must be correct. Pictures must be sharp, level etc. I know i have been guilty of giving this advice more times than i should have.

I know i love it when the sea is covered in foam. reminds me of my childhood and running on the beach trying to pop the bubbles with our feet. Thanks for the blast back to my youth. lovely mood Petra
Petra: your welcome Neal, glad to be able to give you a bit of that feeling we all seem to loose as we grow older....
And nothing is perfect...so why do photo's have to be? wink
Thanks for your visit Neal
I like the sombre atmosphere here!

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