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Captain's Chair

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 11 July 2008 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Question: Who gets to sit in the Captain's Chair? [the captain, of course!]

Did a bit of posterization on this one. Definitely best viewed large.

NIKON D50 1/1250 second F/6.0 300 mm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

An excellent photo. I like the simple but elegant composition and muted background!

11 Jul 2008 5:24am

Lucca from Cologne, Germany

I like a lot the body language and the repetition of yellow. I hope you had a nice travel – happy to hear Bella is feeling fine!

11 Jul 2008 7:27am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

What a wonderful portrait of a Captain, the ambiance is perfect and his confident posture and smile is typical of a Captain, well done...
hugs, kisses and healthy vibes to Bella ...

11 Jul 2008 7:37am

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

Awesome portrait of a very relaxed looking Captain VF. I love how the yellows just jump out at you! Great shot. I look forward to seeing what else you have for us from your getaway! :)

11 Jul 2008 7:52am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

He's certainly enjoying his observations of the world going by! This is a great shot, Glenn!

11 Jul 2008 10:38am

Tracey from White Hall, United States

Hi Glenn! I really like this shot of "the captain." It is a wonderful portrait that makes me wonder what he is observing and thinking about. I particularly like the dark doorway on the right and it's contrast to the rest of the scene. I don't know what your original looks like, but I was wondering what it would look like if you had a bit more of a crop to include more of the doorway on the right and off center the captain a bit to the left. I love the posterization on this as well. Makes for amazing color.

11 Jul 2008 11:56am

@Tracey: Good suggestion Tracey, but the crop is what you're already looking at. In the original shot, there was another much less visually interesting fella sitting near the captain, and nearer to the door. Too bad.

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

Well titled for this shot!

Doggie prayers for Bella, of course!

11 Jul 2008 3:28pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An interesting photo on a couple of fronts, particularly that the captain seems to be overly dressed for Florida with two pairs of pants, unless he was expecting to go out to high seas. The other thing I noted was the broom's bottom with what looks like could have been the broom’s handle going at a 45 degree angle in the opposite direction. It also looks like both feet are touching the ground. Although it's probably his left leg that is dangling in the air. Continued thoughts and prayers for your family and Ella during these trying times.

11 Jul 2008 4:32pm

@Steven: Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers for Bella.

And you are very observant. This was taken in winter (ha! in Everglades City, winter's coldest is around mid-40s), and the locals are cold. I think he was prepping to go out on a short boat tour around the 10,000 Islands area; it is very cold on the water. And that particular day the wind was blowing strong; we'd just returned from a boat ride.

I think we're actually seeing two brooms.

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

VERY nice touch with the posterization, VF!! Really like it!! Glad to hear Bella is still improving... ;-)

12 Jul 2008 4:47am

Illuci from Hurdegaryp, Netherlands

This captain as can be seen is guided by the Captain :).

13 Jul 2008 10:34pm

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