B&W,  Daily photo,  Photography,  Rowing,  Technique,  Winter

An Exercise in Composition (was: Rowing Boats)

Initially, I took this photo to document the poor state of a rowing teams’ dock. The idea was to praise the passion of this small group, who in the indifference of the general public, keep this discipline alive in a town, where soccer reigns supreme. However, when I saw the photo, it was the composition that attracted my attention: a classic example of the use of converging lines to drive the eye of the viewer.

My only regret is that I failed to frame the small boat on the right, missing its bow. Had I been shooting digitally, I would have checked the result and retake the photo. Film, by contrast, does not allow that luxury, so this photo is, once again, a testament to the importance of properly composing the image to avoid post-shoot complaints.