Canoe, Dock and Rope, Lake of the Woods ON

I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay . . .

Otis Redding

Echo Bay, that is, so no tide to roll away.

Anyway, you know those funky geometric photos? The ones that just look cool, but you’re not sure why?

I’m still trying to break the code . . .


Canoe on a wooden dock

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4 Responses to Canoe, Dock and Rope, Lake of the Woods ON

  1. Jim Robertson says:

    Leading lines, contrast, left room for the canoe bow/stern to finish…..

    And the most important, you like it.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim R – There, you see, I don’t even have the concepts. Sometimes I think I see something – sometimes it doesn’t turn out and I don’t know why.

  2. A little trick to composition — if there is a strong horizontal, make a slightly less strong vertical. Same with strong lines at angles — use angles opposite each other. In the above photo, I would have moved the canoe’s “top” to the right a bit more and the rope down leftish. And never, ever, take a line exactly into a corner. But you knew that.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Barbara – Umm, yeah, I knew that . . . I think I need to see examples – and contrarian examples!

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