A busy si­lence

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There’s no way Merandi Mil­lard of Port Owen could let the early morn­ing pas­tel colours pass with­out cap­tur­ing it.

“I took this photo at Sal­danha Bay early one morn­ing. We slept that night on a boat that was moored in the har­bour. The morn­ing when I got up, I saw the re­flec­tion of the boats in the wa­ter, and the ex­tra­or­di­nary colours were so beau­ti­ful I just had to cap­ture it.”

As with Ivan and Flooris’s pho­to­graphs, the re­flec­tions in Merandi’s photo also em­pha­sise what’s im­por­tant. It looks al­most as if the masts stitch to­gether the re­flec­tion and the up­per part. Even though you see a lot of boats, your eye knows where to look: it goes up and down from the side, mast to mast. You could com­pare it to the seis­mic lines on the Richter scale – an el­e­ment that gives the “quiet” pic­ture life.

You’d think the land be­hind the masts would be dis­turb­ing as it draws a wide stripe through them, but it is a lighter shade than the masts that ac­tu­ally adds depth to the im­age.

You could make the shadow sec­tions even darker if you wanted to kick things up a notch, which, in turn, would brighten the colours.

Sam­sung Gal­axy A5; 3,69 mm lens (28 mm in 35 mm for­mat); f2.

Sam­sung S9 Plus; 4,2 mm (26 mm in 35 mm for­mat); 1/25 of a sec­ond; f1,7; ISO 250.

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