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Their Waiting Hour, Bella Coola

By rusty  
“Close, but far away from the sea that holds the fish they seek. These gill nets huddled together in the derelict Tallheo cannery, B.C. (2018).”

Tags: Derelict Black and white British columbia Fishing nets Bruckner Net Loft cannery Bella Coola Tallheo gill nets Canadian cannery

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Toobi_Won 11 77 8 England
24 Aug 2018 4:04PM
Just beautiful George, almost like an etching.
Leedslass1 Plus
6 3.9k 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2018 4:12PM
Super mono image, great detail and texture
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4311 Canada
24 Aug 2018 4:19PM
Its beautiful. You should really post in the General Gallery, - not a lot we can help with from a critique perspective.

Though, I did upload a mod with the back level pulled down a touch more, and highlights slightly reduced.

Great work


pink Plus
18 7.0k 9 England
24 Aug 2018 5:43PM
very nicely composed, beautiful tones
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2257 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2018 5:50PM
I like your composition on this one, George, part of me sees it as flowing hair, and part of me sees it as curtains.

The simplicity of black and white enables the eye to explore the flow, texture and curves, and their interruption by knotted rope and a beam of wood.

I assume these nets won't be used again, so there is a certain sadness to the scene, as well as a feeling of neglect, within which is still beauty, rather like a scene from Great Expectations (Miss Haversham's house).

I agree with Willie, this could do well in the Main Photography Gallery.


kw 4 Germany
24 Aug 2018 6:07PM
Great art! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Klaus
cheesey 16 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2018 7:04PM
Very nicely done !
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1937 England
24 Aug 2018 7:13PM
I have a feeling this may be your first post in the Critique Gallery, George... Welcome!

You've been a member a good while, so I'm sure that you know what we do here. And, using a Pentax 645Z, I suspect that you know what you're doing, and there's not a lot we coudl advise you on that you don't know already...

Technically, it's as good as I'd expect from a camera like htat - so you clearly know how to use it! My only comment is that the borders are quite broad, and make the image itself rather small - though a white border and grey background set off the picture nicely.

Was there anything that you wanted, specifically.
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2018 9:38AM
Being me, I agree it is technically competent. Content? Really not for me. I see nothing to hold my attention or any interest and the effect is a lot of mid tone grey and no focal point.

purely subjective and probably because i am technically trained.

rusty 19 Canada
25 Aug 2018 2:35PM
I appreciate all your comments. (Note: the white border set around the image is for the internet presentation posting only, nothing else)

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