The Lone Boat

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As the afternoon sun was getting low on the horizon the light on this skiff caught my eye.  It’s a very simple image, but to keep it simple, I needed to fix a few problems I saw in the view finder.

Being a working fishing harbor, there were a lot of boats nearby making the scene very busy.  The first thing I needed to do was to isolate the skiff.  By just changing the lens to a telephoto lens, a 200-400f4, I was able to narrow the field of view of the image excluding all the surrounding boats.  My next distraction came from some random reflections on the water which I didn’t like so I made them magically disappear by simply dialing in a little negative exposure compensation.

Image captured with a Nikon D3x, 200-400f4

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