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Harbor, Nha Trang, Vietnam, 2000

Harbor, Nha Trang, Vietnam, 2000

Standing on the deck of a cruise ship, and using a 200mm telephoto lens, I was able to make this group of boats large enough to fill the foreground of the frame. This shot works because the darker boat -- the one with the figure sitting on its bow -- stands out from the rest. It gives this picture its focal point, and provides a visual anchor in the foreground of this landscape. In the middle ground, the boats get smaller, and the misty hills in the background add context. Once again, three layers of meaning create a sense of perspective.

Kodak DC4800
1/700s f/4.5 at 17.7mm full exif

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Dandan16-Feb-2005 12:59
Phil, the zigzag way also help eyes flow through the image, from the foreground to the backgroud...Thanks for another great lesson!
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