The challenge this week is to take a photograph that shows a “command of your frame. Lead our eyes somewhere. Make us focus on something.” For this I didn’t want to use anything in my inventory of existing pictures. Rather, I wanted to try and shoot something that might not be special in itself, but could be made interesting by framing it and focusing it so that it takes on a new life. I found my subject when Susan and I were having coffee at Poet’s Cove Marina and Resort. A rendezvous of Jeanneau boat owners was taking place at the marina. On the rigging of many of the sailboats hung the bright blue flags of Jaenneau. The wind was up a bit and the flags were dancing in the breeze. I decided that this would be the perfect subject for the photo challenge. As a photograph, it’s, well, okay (I’ll never be a great photographer, but I love taking pictures anyway), but as a way of illustrating what it is that I like to fill the frame with, and the way I like to tell a story with a single picture, it works very well. So, I hope you might at least be able to hear the snap of the flags as they flap in the breeze, or the clanging of rigging against the masts, perhaps the sound of people on the docks.
So, here’s my take on this week’s photo challenge: The World Through My Eyes: