May 08, 2011

A Waterfront Field Trip (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia)

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Every day like clockwork, trains run through the Dartmouth waterfront, and on this occasion, the engine had particularly strong weathering on it - I wish it had stopped, as I would have really enjoyed making some details of it.
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On such a drab afternoon, the bright yellow cable and plug caught my eye, and a long 300mm lens was pulled into play, to throw the background out of focus, and simplify the context.
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It is hard not to be sucked into reflections when working around boats and water - in this case, i tried to balance them with a very formal composition of the two hulls side by side; the curve of the dark boat to the corner was particularly pleasing, and mirrored in some ways by the line from the smaller boat.

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