Thursday, January 12, 2006

Boats in San Francisco

I'm really happy with how this photo turned out. I took this around the Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. If you've ever been there you know that is a very touristy area with tacky gift shops and restaurants. I tried hard to create an image that reflected the real wharf by including the traditional boats rather than the modern signs.
I like this compostion as it balances the boats and their reflections well. The shape of the boats seem to melt into the reflection in the still water. This balance and the great lighting make this more than a standard shot of docked boats.

Canon 20D, 24-85mm 3.5-4.5, AV mode f8.0
[click photo to enlarge]

19 Comments:

Blogger Miriguy said...

:) Nice photo you got there dude

1:47 AM  
Anonymous welchie said...

Great photo, I love the curved reflections of the boats.

2:05 AM  
Blogger Chantal said...

I like the reflection in the water, like there are twice as much boats.

4:32 AM  
Blogger James said...

I have to agree, it's a great photo. Everything came together just right. And the composition is fantastic, as are your three or four previous posts.

5:31 AM  
Blogger Doris said...

Well done! Love the reflections!

9:12 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.
I was happy to get such a clean image in such a busy place.

9:17 AM  
Anonymous amanda leigh said...

i love this photo, mostly because in the next month or two me and my boyfriend are going to SF! yay!

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Otto K said...

Very nice composition in this one. Well done.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Indeed a nice composition. Nice reflections & colors! Well done!

5:07 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments. Since making this blog I've been a lot more aware of the placement of subjects in my photos.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Mona said...

I like it because of the complimentary colors and the composition. FW is two blocks away from where I live. Believe me the tourist thing can get annoying

10:56 PM  
Blogger Mahesh said...

good take ahamed..

12:43 AM  
Anonymous Luisa said...

Very clear the reflections, and well framed, very nice in all.

1:59 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.

This photo is definetely one of my favorites.

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Alicia said...

The colors are very nice here and complement the playful composition very well. Quite lively!

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Caryn said...

LOVE this one! The colors, the reflection, the way the boats line up. I can see why you were so pleased with it.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Phil said...

Great reflections and I love the colours. Nice one.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.

8:05 PM  
Blogger zbjernak said...

gorgeous...
nicely taken
nice reflection there

1:13 AM  

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