I was about to title this post “The Monkey and The Camera”, because Nikhil might have been right about that day at La Bonne Intention, a monkey with a camera may well have managed to take a good photograph.
In hindsight, I really should have switch to my ultra-wide lens earlier that day, but even with the Tamron 18-270 mounted on the camera, I still got wide enough to capture the truly “awesome” sky that was prevalent at the time.
I’ll let this photo speak for itself. (Click to see larger)
28 thoughts on “The Boat and The Sky”
One word: WOW!
thanks Fidal 🙂 I take it you haven’t seen Nikhil’s own last year 🙂
I’m with Fidal – “WOW!” That’s what I said anyway! 🙂 It is truly a beautiful photo. If I may … a little dodge on the bottom center-left and along the stern of the boat will, I think, make it pop even a bit more. I can’t see any contrast where the boat touches the water. Then again, it may just be my display that is rendering it dark. 😀
Thanks EFP, You may be quite right, I do mostly slider adjustments in Lightroom, I haven’t gotten into dodging and burning as yet 🙂
I am glad to see you finally get around to processing those photos. I was sure (and I was right) that your photos are equally as good as mine. Not to lessen the skill of being in the right place at the right time but I really do believe that anyone there would have gotten good photos, and clearly you did too.
Thanks 🙂 I did, I was just daunted by yours 🙂
This is superb in every way. No words needed, that sky says it all!
Thanks Martina, It was one of those days when the sky was just begging to be included in the photographs 🙂
I agree with Martina. A superb photo. I don’t know where a wider angle would have improved it. You used the right lens in my opinion, and got a great result.
Thanks Bob, It worked well! I read somewhere that at any given time, you’ll always have the wrong lens on your camera, 🙂 We always wish we had on this other one, or that other one 🙂
This is lovely Michael. Perfect shot and real picturesque.
Thanks Sasi, it was probably the perfect hour to be there 🙂
Great shot. Some days are like that – but it’s up to us to make the most of them!
Thanks JP! agreed, each moment can see beautiful scenes, being in the right place is important, and capturing the moment is our job 🙂
Great shot, and that is a fantastic looking sky.
Thanks Mike!! It was a fabulous sky!!!
wonderful image Mike!
Thanks Sheila! one of our coastal fisher boats 🙂
WOW! Amazing shot Michael! I have that same lens you do. Tamron 18-270. You shoot Nikon or Canon?
Thanks Michael B, I shoot a Canon, more from familiarity than a choice of features, I am comfortable with it 🙂 It’s quite something when we used to go out, I had a Canon, my brother a Nikon, and my two regular photo-friends had Pentax and Panasonic 🙂
“ooooh oohhh aaaah aaahhhh”, monkey talk for “sweet shot Mike!!” Okay, that was rather lame but someone had to do it, I don’t mind throwing myself under the bus! In all seriousness, great job and I wouldn’t worry about not using a wider lens, this worked out perfectly! 😀
Thanks David W. Love the monkey language, this comment will be classic 🙂 it did work out well 🙂 thanks again
Excellent shot – don’t compare it to Nik’s – it’s different and will stand on its own anytime… Plus anything with a boat and water will win me over 🙂
Thanks Nas! certain scenes just appeal to certain people, eh?
Hello Michael, I just love this image! I like how the sky is just so busy. Well captured mate!
Thanks David (Sobik), I was fortunate to be there that evening,
Beautiful shot, I like the sky!
Thanks Kerstin, I love dramatic skies myself.