'Boat Hole'
'Boat Hole'

Made at one of my favourite Yorkshire coastal locations, the combination of the hole in this boat, the blue paint and the three nails attracted me greatly.

The main challenge was what to do with the background - whether to keep it clear or to open up the lens and throw it completely out of focus. In the end, I decided to work the background into the composition and stop it down just enough to soften it. I think it worked.

Technical Details: Linhof Technikardan, 240mm lens, no filtration. Velvia 50.

Location: North Yorkshire Coast

'Boat Hole'

Made at one of my favourite Yorkshire coastal locations, the combination of the hole in this boat, the blue paint and the three nails attracted me greatly.

The main challenge was what to do with the background - whether to keep it clear or to open up the lens and throw it completely out of focus. In the end, I decided to work the background into the composition and stop it down just enough to soften it. I think it worked.

Technical Details: Linhof Technikardan, 240mm lens, no filtration. Velvia 50.

Location: North Yorkshire Coast