Grand Marais on Minnesota’s north shore of Lake Superior is an entry point to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and is the closest significant town to the Canadian border on Minnesota’s arrowhead. Simplicity is the primary feature of this image.
This has a lovely melancholy mood. I like the green light and reflection on the right. It might have been better if the light itself had been in a clear space, and not intersecting the outer breakwater. As it is, that intersection creates an obvious shape, right on the edge of the frame, giving that area more weight than is needed.
HI Bonnie, I see what you mean about the intersection with the breakwater, but that is just the way it is. Any other point of view would have resulted in an entirely different image. There are always a number of options in composing images. It’s the balance between the people and lighthouse on the left breakwater and the birds and light an the right that make the image for me. Thanks for your comments. It’s critiques like yours that help in effective visualization.
I really like the inclusion of the two people on the side of the image as they add a really nice sense of scale! I don’t know if it would even be reasonably possible but if this were my image, I would have tried to shoot it from a slightly higher vantage point so that the green light on the right wasn’t visually merging with the breakwater behind it.