Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sea Grade

Well, I'll Be A Son Of A Beach

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


The beach views here at the Langkawi Sheraton are inspirational, but I thought I'd do this shot a bit differently froma stock-standard beach photograph. The rare sight of a dead, skeletal branch among the verdant green was perfect to frame the brown rock and the choppy sea.

And you did notice the sailboat on the horizon, didn't you? It's the little white triangle located right in the crook of the branch.

15 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

That's wonderful, David. I like the way you integrated the dead branch with the sea vista and caught yourself a sailboat!

Sandi McBride said...

How could we not notice the sailboat? Why is that exactly where my eye went? Very artistic shot David...
Sandi

Maggie May said...

Yes I noticed the sail boat. I like the branch framing the picture. Very effective.

womaninawindow said...

Nicely arranged. I find I get a little tired of the typical beach shot. Are you familiar with the Muskoka beach shot? The 2 Muskoka chairs on the beach...oh, it's pleasant but geesh...

Lee said...

Absolutely noticed the sail boat. Mom & Dad used to have one so they have a special interest for me. Did you get any close ups of it? Good job with the image. And yes, I liked the way the dead branch framed things and added interest.

Sounds like a great holiday so far!

Cheers!

Hilary said...

Perfectly beautiful. I wish I was there.

Louise said...

The framing is really great. But I'm impressed with the colors! You really have a way of finding things to photograph that are striking.

CrazyCath said...

Wonderful view. Beautiful perspective with that branch, and very artistic to get the sail in the crook of the branch. Great contrasts.

And it looks so idyllic. *sigh*
I wish I was there. I noticed the sailboat but that rock to sit on appeals the most.
Hope you're having a great time (but don't be too long... *smile*)

willow said...

Ahhh...looks like you have having a wonderful holiday! Pretty pic.

Charles Gramlich said...

Interesting how the dead branch frames the sailboat. Kind of eerie too.

Mima said...

You manage to lead everyone's eye straight to the sail boat. The water looks quite choppy, so I hope that you have been having decent weather and are enjoying yourselves!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, I like this. Just a little stormy-ish coloured, enough to make me want to be there.

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Fantastic picture. I like how the horizon almost disappears, and the way the tree frames the sailboat in the distance.

alicesg said...

Very interesting photo. The sail boat looked so small. You must have enjoyed yourselves at the beach. Have a nice day.

Shrinky said...

Looks choppy weather for a little sailboat. Very atmospheric shot David, lovely.