piling wall I

by Arnold Wolfgang

piling wall i sky water clouds beach barrier bulkhead wal arnold wolfgang

Gallery: Rectangles,... and other visual barriers

Tags: sky piling water clouds beach barrier bulkhead wall

Category: Fine Art

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D800
Date Time Original : 2012-10-20 19:33:49
Focal Length : 24/1
Exposure Time : 1/320
F Number : 5.6
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 24
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Copyright 2012 Wolfgang Arnold - CC BY-SA 3.0
Software : Aperture 3.4.3

Published: Friday 1st of February 2013 04:21:47 PM


Gunnar Vaht

An excellent composition and play on gray tones. Tasteful and elegant, I like it a lot.

Jack McRitchie
Wolfgang There are many virtues in opting for subtlety and understatement over dramatic impact. I think your decision on the sky was the correct one here.

Alf Bailey
Hi Wolfgang

I like the combination of straight lines and subtle curves, an image of repetetive pattern and also contrasts, dry sand / reflective water, freedom of the sky, and the barrier of the pilings. I was thinking maybe a darker sky applied with a PP grad filter would give the image a bit more impact, but perhaps it would inadvertantly also add an element of foreboding that wasn't desirable.  Great thought provoking material, very well seen and composed!


Best Regards



Wolfgang Arnold

@Jack: many thanks for supporting my approach here!

@Gunnar: many thanks for your comment - I highly appreciate it!

Jack McRitchie
Very nice. The pilings have the feeling of a fortress wall dividing the known world from something of unimaginable vastness that lies beyond.

Steve Gubin

Thoughtful and subtle.  A quiet soul with 4 distinct quadrants.  Mysterious too, the more I look at it.  Not just what lies beyond the pilings, but an odd anxiousness, waiting for someone to enter.  Just me perhaps, but there is an aliveness to this (the lapping of the water?) like a scene from a movie, waiting for a figure to enter the frame.

Wolfgang Arnold
Alf, Jack,

many thanks for your comments. I'm glad you appreciate my venturing in a bit odd tracks.

Here's my rough still-under-development-idea with this series (let's where this leads to): Composition-wise I'm aiming for simple, graphic, even boring arrangements. While content-wise the photos should provoke the viewer to wonder and imagine what might be hidden by or lie beyond such mundane objects like piling walls or barns. That's why I avoided a too dramatic sky in this case.

Best regards, Wolfgang

Daniel Gorinstein
Very aesthetic

Hi Wolfgang:

This is a fantastic composition. It takes a very trained eye and an experienced observer to bring all these elements together, in what initially may seem like a minimalistic composition. The curves split in half, the rough horizontal element and the soft sky are just amazingly blended. Truly one of a kind Photograph (note the capital P). This is simply superb! Congratulations!


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