Richmond upon Thames: the view from London's "Arcadia" along the River Thames in Southwest London.
...brilliant sunshine reflected by the cold river water as canoeists of the Richmond club set out (the view is looking towards Petersham Meadows, looking almost due south).
Richmond upon Thames,
The B&W is effective and dramatic.
I am such a sucker for light on water...it always looks amazing...
Sorry the South African beat you guys in the rugby. :-)I rarely drink; I am allergic to alcohol that causes me to feel faint and throw up. So I can't vouch for the Earl Grey MarTEAni. But I assume it's quite different from the breakfast tea version.
I Love the black and white - both today's and yesterday's are quite stunning shots. You do "atmosphere" so very well!!!!Guess what will be on my post today - if the phonelines let me??Thank you for your words of support and for your link (I am so chuffed) if it weren't for friends like you i would have thrown the computer into the drink by now.
Chuckeroon, it has been too many years since I was in a canoe. I guess I need to do something about that. Thanks for being the spark.--steve buser New Orleans Daily Photo
I love everything about this photo. So beautiful!I am especially wanting to go canoing right now, except it is too cold. :(
These three black and white photos in a row are so great. You're quite good at it.
When I saw this one, I thought Richard would vome with some real compliments, but he just states "nice!"! I think this photo is worth a higher level of compliments!
@peter - but it was nice! - with an exclamation mark! Here is what I really should have wrote.The main subject of this photo is dramatically clear - it is the figures and the activity they are engaged in. The light enables the scene, permitting the silhouette which shows us the positions and movements of the group very clearly, but i snot the main subject. The composition frames the focus of the image perfectly, and prevents the eye moving away. Another compositional device is the lines leading in from the left which also anchor the action. The use of black and white is almost essential for this shot. If we introduce colour of anything other than a monochromatic nature we are in danger of confusing the real point of the photograph, and thus diluting it's effect
@Everyone....thank you. I chose the viewpoint: it HAD to be contre-jour. Therefore the B&W option was also my origianl intention, to guarantee the silhouette effect. The shining water attracted me as being a bonus as I positioned myself. The diagonal of the ramp, and the canoes waiting, half in shot, on the bank were important elements in my eye. I took about 12 or 15 shots, standing perfectly still, click, click, click, and chose this one because the canoes were all held at the same angle horizontally and the figures go from the top of the ramp right down into the water. The river leads away in a broad sweep thus keeping the canoeists and the watcher in touch which what is happening....the launch and the sail away.
I always enjoy b&w images! Very nice shot.Sanyo massage chairs
I'm happy to see that Richard came back with a more complete analysis of this photo!!!