Update: Time to close the joke here, I think its had well enough time to work its magic but fear some may be glancing at this in the good ol’ internet short attention span way and thinking this is how things will be in the future. Didn’t mean to scare off anyone! In response to this I have decided to go ahead and start writing up an article with my thoughts on watermarks in todays online world and post it in the next few days. It’s a big topic but something I have been considering writing about for some time now as its kind of fascinating in a way. For the record I will never add such mess to images posted here on 50ft, promise! Funny to end up with my foot in my mouth here, lesson learned. Don’t use your own product as the punchline ;) I left my original text down below as well as the image in its normal calm loveliness.
Note: The following is a satire. (Well, I really hate to have to do this guys but image theft is running out of control with my photographs online. Wallpaper sites, iPad and iPhone apps, posters, they are everywhere I turn it seems and so something just had to change. While I usually frown upon the use of watermarks I am left with no choice! I like to think I have come up with an elegant solution for the watermark problem though. Simple, clean, efficient. It’s even Helvetica so I won’t loose too much street cred with my younger audience. All in all I think this is the right way to go with the wallpaper images to keep them safe from theft. I hope not too many of you mind this change, It’s something I have thought long and hard about and those few tiny pixels in the corner just were not cutting it anymore.)
So that mess out of the way, I can talk about the shot a little. As you may have noticed it’s from the same pier as the last desktop only a few seconds later and a minute or two away from twilight. I think it’s amazing how fast the sun feels like its moving in those last moments of sunlight. The slow transformation of colors across the sky and on the ground never gets old, especially in open spaces like this. As for the direct, centered composition, I think the bench there on the right gives a subtle balance to the weight of the sun on the left side of the image but maybe I’m just reading into it too much. Really, I simply like the feeling of calm I get from looking at this shot and hopefully it can bring that feeling to you as well.