Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Beautiful Eyesore #2~ Winsome Hydrant




I saw this hydrant while walking along the narrow path of Cowichan Bay Village. I was carrying just a standard lense so I sat right down on the sidewalk to take these pictures. I was drawn by the complementary colours of the dandelions but I don't think I nailed the shot. I was blocking the sidewalk after all and I was self conscious about blocking the pedestrian traffic. People are quite friendly in Cowichan Bay so many people struck up conversations about what I was shooting and given that I was blocking their way I felt compelled to chat. Since dandelions are hardy weeds I may be fortunate to return and take this shot again-maybe I'll wear a t-shirt that says, "I don't want to chat right now."

Given my struggle to get the right shot, which one do you prefer #1,2. or 3.?


Sir William G said...

Of the 3, I prefer photo #1. I think it is the most balanced composition, and I like the festive splashes that the dandelions provide.

Photo #2 is second on my list, though I think it might make #1 if it were cropped a little tighter, showing the dandelions against a predominantly red background.

V Yonkers said...

I think the subject of the shot changes between shot #1 and shot #2. In the first shot the fire hydrant is the focus. In the second it is the flowers. I like both equally.