26 April 2008

Larvotto Life


Is he simply doing a 'stretch' and thinking of nothing but the physical feeling? Or is he deep in thoughts of his life? Maybe he just waiting for breakfast.

It took me a while to decide whether or not to crop this photo. I tried it cropped but preferred the sense of space - showing he was alone on this deck - and I didn't want to cut the shadows.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant. The straight lines contrast with the softer lines of the shadows, the young man, the cratered texture of the sand. Should be on the cover of a photo magazine. The light and the angle of the shot is stunning.

zuleika

Tanya said...

I like this photo. It warms me up!

Sally said...

Good decision, Jilly - for just the reasons you described. Sometimes more IS more.

MmeBenaut said...

I agree with Sally too. That sand has been well trodden and the indentations are a fantastic contrast to the straight lines of the deck.
The young man is almost a bonus in this photo. I think he is repenting for sins committed the previous evening. He is deep in prayer. lol

Chuck Pefley said...

Nice composition as is. Stronger ... shadows add to the pensive thoughtful mood. Great photo! Too bad about your dog's canceled appointment -:)

Petrea said...

Jilly, I think this photo is absolute perfection. The angle of the boy's legs echoes the angle of the stair railing and again the angle of the shadows. It's all contrasted with the straight boards, again contrasted with the mottled sand. The subdued colors, his golden skin...a perfect, prize-winning shot.

Halcyon said...

Whatever he's doing, he makes some nice eye-candy. :)

Clueless in boston said...

Very nice photo. It has a nice, almost tactile feel to it. Shadows always add to a photo. Have a great Sunday.

mirage2g said...

Great as is, might be contemplating when the breakfast would come (kidding!)

Have a happy week!

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