Friday, September 28, 2007

Horse, gull and sea

This shot was taken in 2000 ( I think) using my Nikon F90x on black and white film (Agfa). It was scanned in at 4000 ppi.

It was taken on Sable Island at the eastern end of the island. It is one of those images that capture a very rare moment in time. There is an obvious interplay between the gull in flight, the horse and its posture and the wild crazy sea. For me, it captures the wildness of the Island.



Gareth said...

That's a very nice high-key shot. Good stuff - and old-school, too!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to be controversial here and say that it would be stronger without the gull. The horse silhouette and pose are fantastic, and almost as if he/she is bowing to the power and majesty of the sea. The gull is small, grey and hard to make out, it moves the eye away from the horse, and - while I see the emotional impact it has for D - it detracts for the neutral observer. I covered it up on the screen and the image instantly improved. Try it..

Great image and thankfully not of a coke can ;-))


Critical Light said...

I did try covering up the gull and, for me, it loses too much. The gull is in a classic flying pose so I don't think it is difficult to make out. And there is a strong connection between all three elements: sea, horse, gull.