Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through My Eyes

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:

Flags in the Wind

About gregorychankins

I am a writer, volunteer fire fighter and avid kayaker. I live in Canada’s Southern Gulf Islands with my wife Susan and our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Charlie.
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13 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through My Eyes

  1. Deb says:

    Lots of action in the shot for sure. I think the edge effect you used was also a good choice. Now I am going to ask the silly prairie person question…is Jeanneau a place or a type of boat?

    • Hi Deb. Thank you so much for your comments. I’m trying to learn Lightroom to some extent, and the edge effect is there. Your question about Jeanneau is a good one and I should have made that clearer. It is a brand of sailboats, and very nice ones at that. Every summer, various brands of boats, power and sail, get together for “rendezvous” at various ports of call. It’s often quite the cruising event. Jeaneau often comes to Poet’s Cove for their rendezvous.

  2. roxannedarling says:

    Looking Up! Aloha from Maui.

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  4. I don’t know why you say you won’t ever be a great photographer – you have an amazing eye and a great framing ability – great shot!

    • Thank you, Baking Barrister! I guess, in the end it’s all about the joy of taking pictures, seeing what the end result is and how you’ve captured that tiny little moment in time.

      • Kelly says:

        I agree. I love seeing what pictures you will post next. You are a great photographer Greggie!

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  7. Tina Schell says:

    Nicely done – I can see and hear just as you described!

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