Photographer's Note

Shot on a warm late summer evening. I'm running out of warm evenings here in Shetland :-)

In this image, I was attracted firstly by the oversized post being used to act as the union between a fence and stone dyke. The aged wood with it's weathered textures and colours was enhanced by the late sun.

The sky was starting to take on the colours of sunset as well.

In terms of composition I liked the way the three elements of the gate, post and wall all came together at right angles, creating a very geometric, yet natural form. I used a wide angle to exaggerate the form of the post.

The white dot on the horizon of the sea is a departing ship catching the light.

An ND Grad was used to hold back the exposure of the sky and fill flash to bring out the details of the post and fence that was not in direct sunlight.

Usual post processing; barrel distortion correction, levels adjustment, sharpenning, crop, framing.

Thanks for looking


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Additional Photos by Craig Chapman (craiggc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 101 N: 438] (2509)
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