Sailing in the Light


We were walking along the promenade and the little yacht was doing its thing.  I’d taken a few photographs of it, but how many do you need?   Anyway, we just turned to return to the car, when I noticed the little boat had sailed into a spot of sunshine – not only that but the sunlight was shining through the sail, making it glow against the dark background.  I can tell you it was a bit of a panic to get my camera sorted – so much so that I only got one shot to show what I wanted.  My family wondered what all the fuss was about – but when you see something that inspires you to photograph it …. no matter what the outcome might be, it’s better to try for it than to walk away telling yourself it’s not worth the effort!



Another Holiday Image


I just really liked the shape of the distant island through the mist.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have a longer lens – it would have been nice to have been able to ‘zoom in’ on just the island, sea and sky (don’t think my file has enough pixels to make it worthwhile as it is).  Fortunately, I managed to position myself using the usual thirds compositional guidelines. I was going to clone the bird out (maybe just a dot to you but it has a nice stylistic curve in a larger image), but for me it’s essential to the image.