Sunday, June 22, 2014

Locating Your Subject

This old boat is out in the bay here in Boothbay Harbor.  The subject is obviously the boat, but the iconic Catholic Church locates the scene as well as providing a secondary interest point.

Size is a key factor in promoting the main subject, the boat.  Intense color and value contrasts around the church play up its secondary role.  As the shoreline moves away from the church, it becomes more neutral.  The other buildings are less defined, even only hinted at. 

For viewers who like to know where a subject was located, using a local landmark will satisfy that need.

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