Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Number One On The Hat Parade

That Ain't No Stetson, George Jetson

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


If there's one thing I enjoy, it's going right up close to compose a tight frame. But occasionally there is the need to pull back and just shoot a whole scene, rather than one segment of it. I was drawn to the texture of these hats, but opted for this view of the whole display instead. Yes, I know that less is more, but sometimes more is more as well. I think I've grasped that concept - more or less!

20 comments:

qofd said...

I agree that the texture of the individual hats may have been interesting, but the whole display makes for a much better photo. Very cool!

The Diva's Thoughts said...

I like that shot.

Brian in Oxford said...

Hey Rocky, watch me pull something out of my hat!

Anyhoo, I wonder what a top-down shot of the same scene might look like.

Jo Beaufoix said...

I love that.
I have no idea why??
But I love it.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I'm with you, & am not Mies Van der Rohe's biggest fan. More is almost always more. I love the hats.

Kimberly said...

I echo Jo's sentiments.

Melissa said...

I like the textures of the different hats.

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Sniz said...

I really like this photo. Did you take any other angles because I'm interested in what it might look like with hats filling the entire view screen. I agree that the colors and textures of all the hats together really work! This is a neat picture.

Poseidon's Muse said...

I know a few tack shops and Western stores in my area that would gobble that photo up...Nice shot David! You captured the texture and colours of the hats so beautifully...

BRUNO said...

Thank God they weren't sellin' jock-straps!

But then again, in THAT case, your quote of "more is more" just might apply to SOME of us! "One size fits all" sure WOULD NOT!!!

Shionge said...

Nice shot whether it is more or less I still like it ;)

Lynette said...

You are so right, David, about this particular photo. What I cannot figure, though, is how one gets the hat of your dreams off the stack without causing a total tumble.

David said...

Great composition. I always have the same dilemma - how much do you include in the shot. I've actually found it interesting to experiment with wide-screen (approx. 16:9) photography by digitally cropping my photos on the computer. As the emu photo I posted recently shows, it can be an effective technique.

Cheers,

David

Mike said...

Mmm.... which one?

TheBirdman33 said...

I think it's a pretty cool picture!

I kinda want to jump in there and re-arrange them a little better based on shade but that is my own issue lol

YesBut said...

White hats - good guys
Black hats - bad guys
Brown hats - sad Australian rugby supporters.

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Victorya said...

huhmm, for some reason it reminds me of an explosion of a canister of pringles potato chips. . .

very cool shot, a lot for the eye to follow and examine.

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