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#1026. Feeding Frenzy

January 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

A shrimper throws small fish and shrimp overboard to eagerly awaiting pelicans in a feeding frenzy.  To me this scene illustrates a great example of "gesture" in photography.  "Gesture" in photography as defined by photographer Jay Maisel are "those qualities that distinguish a particular subject from the archetypal."  To me the distinguishing qualities in this image are light, texture, composition, and storytelling.

Title:  "Feeding Frenzy"

  "Feeding Frenzy""Feeding Frenzy"A shrimper throws small fish and shrimp overboard to awaiting Pelicans in a feeding frenzy.


#1025. The Fixer-Upper

January 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

A pier in Rockport, Texas struggles to keep it's head above the Little Bay water line!  There are a little over three zillion piers in the Fulton / Rockport area penetrating the waters of Little Bay, Aransas Bay, and Copono Bay.  Like people there are all different kinds each with their own personality.  They vary in length, width, age, type of construction and in usability.  To me this one tells a tale of survival and I appreciate that it has "fought the good fight" and for the most part still serves it's intended purpose albeit while requiring more determination on the part of the current day user than in days gone by.

Title:  "The Fixer-Upper"

"The Fixer Upper""The Fixer Upper"A pier in Rockport, Texas struggles to keep it's head above water.


#1024. The Dona Celita

January 02, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

This is the motor vessel Dona Celita docked at Fulton, Harbor in Fulton, Texas.  To me this photo is all about textures:  The textures in the layers of paint on the shrimp boat, the reflection of those textures in the harbor water, and the texture in the clouds.

Title:  "The Dona Celita"

"Dona Celita""Dona Celita"The shrimp boat "Dona Celita" docked in Fulton Harbor.


#1023. Breakwater Parking

December 29, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Taken a couple of weekends ago at Fulton Harbor in Fulton, Texas.

I've been commenting lately on why I like each of the images I post.  As much as anything this is an exercise to help me recognize elements of photography that appeal to me in any given photograph.  I hope this eventually helps me to identify a "style" of photography that I can hang my hat on.  It's hard to develop any kind of meaningful personal branding without a recognizable "style".  It also helps me in my effort to grow as a photography judge, a position I hold in the local photo club I belong to (Bay Area Photo Club in Houston, Texas).  It can be difficult in an open critique forum to provide meaningful feedback without this kind of practice.

In this photo I appreciate the color palette and tonality of the texture, and the leading lines and repeating shapes along the horizon.  I also like the circular ripples in the water of the foreground which add interest and implied movement to an otherwise static scene. 

Title:  "Breakwater Parking"

"Breakwater Parking""Breakwater Parking"Shrimp boats docked along the breakwater at Fulton Harbor in Fulton, TX.


#1022. Margie Coming at You

December 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Taken a few weekends ago at Rockport Harbor in Rockport, Texas.  I find this image interesting because of two main compositional elements:  Symmetry and Tension.  The symmetry is obvious being the left and right hand sides of the boat.  The tension derives from the positioning of the boat within the frame; any movable object pointed at you introduces the idea that the object is moving toward you and restraints of the ropes and the obstacle of the dock provide opposition to create the dynamic tension.

Title:  "Margie Coming at You"

"Margie Coming at You""Margie Coming at You"The shrimp boat Margie at dock in Rockport Harbor, Rockport, Texas.

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