The curve of a rowboat’s gunwhale. Canon EOS XSi EF 75-300 at 90mm f/6.3 1/200 ISO 200
Stanley walked down to the edge of the dock. He knew that the decisions had been made and that his life was going to have to change. But the things that tore at his heart where still there, the fear and the loneliness that stretched out in front of him was still there, waiting for him. Abigail skipped along the dock in front of him, her little pony-tail bouncing as she moved. She turned and smiled back at him and then looked down at the boat at the edge of the dock. "Is this the one daddy? Is this the one?"
Living in an ocean city there are m any opportunities to take pictures of some very photogenic boats. I was wandering down at the marina and I wanted a different approach, something almost abstract. The curves and lines of boats, driven as they are by their life in the water, are beautiful and interesting so I got down low and found a perspective that forced the eye to examine the lines, to follow them in their sweep and curve. We don't always have to take a photo of our whole subject to get and interesting image. In fact quite the opposite. Leaving some of the subject out of the picture or shooting it from a non-traditional point of view can end up producing a far better image.