Sunday, 26 July 2009

After a Day of Rain

199 - After the Race, originally uploaded by North Light.

This is one of my personal favourites of the photographs I have taken over the last couple of weeks, after a day of rain, watched from the reception area of the hotel I was contemplating what to do for the "Days photograph", driving west out of Thurso gives a great view of the bay, I could see yachts racing in the bay, so the location was sorted, as so often happens, a little bit of luck makes the photograph, the days racing had finished, and the best photograph was of the returning boats.
Why do I like the photograph? Simplicity is the answer, a very minimalist composition, the bold colours on the sails providing a touch of contrast against the muted greys, above all it catches the mood.


Keith Tilley said...

I was going to comment that I thought that the boat was too near the edge of the photograph. However when I looked at it on Flickr it was fine. Yes I think it is one of your best ones recently.

North Light said...

Thanks Keith,

Yes the crop on the blog doesn't do it justice really.

PurestGreen said...

Just found your blog and am so glad I have! Absolutely stunning photos.