reluctance by kali66

reluctance

this dog really didnt like the waves. I am proud of myself really working this scene to make the most of the tension between the dog and its folks in the water using the negative space, for my challenge from Wendy. I was also after a seascape shot for the whistler artist challenge and was glad to see the muted tones when i arrived at the beach, that and the small figures in the space are reminiscent of his work i feel.
https://dnq5fc8vfw3ev.cloudfront.net/thumbnail/96000/96802/painting_page_448x/Whistler/Sea-And-Rain.jpg?ts=1505655060

http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/30844/get-pushed-week-284-monday-jan-1-to-sunday-jan-7

http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/30852/new-artist-challenge-james-abbott-whistler
@farmreporter thinking more about negative space and how it can add tension.
January 4th, 2018  
Perfect -
January 4th, 2018  
Great tones. At first I thought that this dog was guarding the bathers. It is a pity that the whole shadow of the dog did not fit in the frame. Fav.
January 4th, 2018  
@haskar i cropped it several ways, to balance the girl just about touching the frame on the right, i could have had the whole reflection, but i think it works ok as a composition this way.
January 4th, 2018  
@haskar the thirds go at the top of the dogs head and top of the rock... with the heads of the people in the centre...
January 4th, 2018  
Great muted colours and the dog almost mirroring the rock on the horizon works well.
January 4th, 2018  
@blueace ha yes, same shape :)
January 4th, 2018  
I think you've nailed this for both challenges
January 4th, 2018  
Nice tones and composition Kali.
January 4th, 2018  
Really effective and atmospheric.
January 4th, 2018  
Very well composed
January 4th, 2018  
I really like it, especially how well you incorporated the challenge.
January 4th, 2018  
It works really well as well as being a beautiful scene.
January 4th, 2018  
This really does work well - and you are right about the negative space between dog and owners adding tension to the photo - my eyes keep moving back between the two.
You nailed this challenge!! Well done and a FAV!
January 4th, 2018  
I love to see the explanation and conversation regarding the composition. From this we can learn. The balance seems right to me, and your justification explains why. Negative space works very well to convey the meaning /title of your composition. I haven't looked at the artist, but I love your picture.
January 4th, 2018  
Great composition and colours that contribute to create the feeling you were looking for. Fav
January 4th, 2018  
thanks for sharing your thinking behind this gorgeous creation - so interesting. i like the idea of negative space creating tension. and the stunning muted tones are definitely whistler-esque
January 4th, 2018  
I log on tonight and this photograph just blows me away - FAV!
January 4th, 2018  
Nicely done Kali... lots of dynamic tension in this.
January 4th, 2018  
FAV! I can feel the emotion from the dog. Thank you for the explanation too. I agree that the space adds to the photo and the emotional distance between the two subjects.
January 4th, 2018  
Love it!
January 4th, 2018  
Oh you did really well working this one out!
January 4th, 2018  
Nice. Excellent composition!
January 4th, 2018  
Perfect composition.
January 4th, 2018  
Awesome! Love the composition and soft colors!
January 4th, 2018  
Beautifully done, Kali!
January 4th, 2018  
love the tones too
January 4th, 2018  
Beautifully captured ... love the tones and light in the picture and yes I can feel the dog's reluctance too ... a gorgeous NZ beach? :)
January 4th, 2018  
Excellent shot!!
January 4th, 2018  
Love this!
January 4th, 2018  
Very nice, this picture tells a story.
January 4th, 2018  
@adayinmallacoota @spanner @angiedanielle24 @joansmor @hrb73 @bella_ss @farmreporter @helenhall @caterina @pistache @gazzatron @vignouse @tracys @leananiemand @jackies365 @kaldara @graemestevens @transatlantic99 @cathieg @shannejw @alijchapman @prairiesmoke @natashajhill @365street wow thanks everyone for the great response to this photo, these people had another dog with them that was fearlessly frolicking in the waves with them, but this dog was wanting very much to join in but very hesitant at the waves, the girl came and picked it up and took it in but it didnt stay, preferring to watch like this until the other dog emerged and they went romping off down the beach . it started to spit snd didnt look like there would be much colour in the sunset so i went home, but boy was i wrong, about half an hour later the sky was awash with the most amazing colourful glow and there was a huge rainbow , no photos!
January 4th, 2018  
nice fav
January 5th, 2018  
I love the peaceful joy of this image
January 5th, 2018  
I LOVE this photo, those colors, the action...just fabulous!
January 5th, 2018  
The dog and human completed erased the negative space.
January 5th, 2018  
This is great, Kali!
January 5th, 2018  
Yes indeed, the darkness of the dog really works with all the pale lines rushing off to the right hand end of the scene. fav
January 5th, 2018  
Love this shot and you can sense the hesitation
January 5th, 2018  
@kali66 More than welcome!
January 5th, 2018  
very nice atmosphere!
January 9th, 2018  
Yep, this can tell a couple of stories..but in every story it brings to me there is the element of distance which I find very intriguing.
January 13th, 2018  
Congrats on TT! The dreamy effect works so well.
January 17th, 2018  
Congratulations on making TT with this great image!
January 17th, 2018  
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