The Lone Island

The Lone Island

I've always liked the simplicity and solitude of this photo but there are some pretty severe technical problems with it. The most obvious of which is the fact that it is crooked. Damn sloping sea. The problem is that the island is entirely to close to the edge of the photo already (if I was to be honest, that kind of ruins the effect of this photo right there) and if I crop the rotated image, the island gets clipped. With a clipped island there is no illusion of a lone island sitting out there because hell, it could just be the tip of any old peninsula. I still didn't want to give up on it though.

I decided to include the slide frame as a (crooked and dirty) border which keeps the entire island but, I'm not sure if it's enough to rescue this shot. I guess that's for you to decide. My other option was to move the island in Photoshop and clone the sky back in around it. That just didn't seem honest though. Not here, not on this site. I wouldn't hesitate though if I needed to use it in a project.

In my defense, this was taken in Mexico and I WAS AMAZINGLY DRUNK THE ENTIRE TIME I WAS THERE. I'm surprised I was able to pull the trigger on any photos. That also might explain why I seem to be right down in the sand taking the shot and why the sea was crooked to begin with - it was crooked for a whole week.

Fuji Velvia 100, scanned colour corrected, sharpened in Photoshop.

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The Lone Island

The Lone Island

I've always liked the simplicity and solitude of this photo but there are some pretty severe technical problems with it. The most obvious of which is the fact that it is crooked. Damn sloping sea. The problem is that the island is entirely to close to the edge of the photo already (if I was to be honest, that kind of ruins the effect of this photo right there) and if I crop the rotated image, the island gets clipped. With a clipped island there is no illusion of a lone island sitting out there because hell, it could just be the tip of any old peninsula. I still didn't want to give up on it though.

I decided to include the slide frame as a (crooked and dirty) border which keeps the entire island but, I'm not sure if it's enough to rescue this shot. I guess that's for you to decide. My other option was to move the island in Photoshop and clone the sky back in around it. That just didn't seem honest though. Not here, not on this site. I wouldn't hesitate though if I needed to use it in a project.

In my defense, this was taken in Mexico and I WAS AMAZINGLY DRUNK THE ENTIRE TIME I WAS THERE. I'm surprised I was able to pull the trigger on any photos. That also might explain why I seem to be right down in the sand taking the shot and why the sea was crooked to begin with - it was crooked for a whole week.

Fuji Velvia 100, scanned colour corrected, sharpened in Photoshop.

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Camera: PerfectionV700
Lens Type:
Focal Length: N/A
35mm Focal Length:
Exposure: 0 sec
Aperture: N/A
ISO: N/A
Views: 1591
Taken: N/A
Posted: 2006-11-04 | 18:22