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Lobster Pots

Lobster Pots
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Copyright: Andy McLean (Andys) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 19 N: 72] (1119)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-15
Categories: Daily Life, Experimental, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-24 14:59
Viewed: 1503
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot was taken in Eyemouth, one of the last true fishing ports in the east of Scotland. I wanted the viewers eye to be drawn to the multi coloured lobster pots that were waiting for the fleet to take to sea.
To do this I croped the shot, selected individual areas and de saturated them to leave the pots in colour and the rest of the shot in black and White. I also left the shed at the end of the pier in colour in an attempt to pull the viewers eye along the shot past the pots but to stop the eye there and keep the attention in the Photo.
Has it worked ?

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2006-02-24 15:05]

Great idea Andy and yes it does work.
Good Post Processing, sharp and colourful (well the coloured parts of it anyway).
Thanks for sharing.

Interesting composition of all this. The path of colors is light but present. It's way goes perfectly through the photo. Colors look natura, not too bright or "plastic". Also, the frame is neat.

However, I personally would add a bit more shade on the bottom of the pots (close to the stree) in order to avoid the "illusion" that they float in the air.

Nice work

Good composition Andy, the lobster pots and the brightly coloured shed certainly lead your eye into the shot. Like the combination of colour and black and white really works well.


I missed this one last time I glanced through your gallery! Wonderful riot of colors, great dof too! I never even noticed the shed...lol, the pots held my full attention. I do like the contrasts of the b&w vs color, well done. Good frame too, I must try that sometime...TFS,

Well presented Andy.

I like the ver presentation of this one. Caught my eye.

Well done mate.

Keep it up.

Excellent PP..very intelligently done.

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