Out For the Season (Print 3)
I took a picture of a dock that had been pulled out of the water for the winter and a wharf area that was in the background. My shot was of something less prominent because there wasn't just one focus and it showed a lot of different things that may be found in that area. This shot resembles most wharf or waterfront areas along the coast of Maine, so it's not very unique to Rockland.
My picture looked more like something that would be a print on a postcard. It also had sort of a nostalgic look on it. I was able to capture the area around me. The things in the area that I was in had the coastal Maine feel to them.
In my picture I wanted to be able to have the diagonals show. I had a prominent diagonal that was shown by the dock that was on land which is in the front of my picture. My picture was kind of weighted on the left side. There was more on the left side of the shot than on the right, for instance there was a barn on the left side of my shot.
This print was harder to create because there was some dodging I had to do on the building on the left side of my picture. Also I ended up having to burn the top corners where the sky is because at first it came out really light. I ended up having to use an easel to get the picture to come out evenly on the paper.
If I was to do this print again I would probably try to make it have more contrast because there are a lot of grays in the photo and not many whites to blacks. The sky in the picture isn't that evenly shaded, so that is something I would want to fix, too.