Experimental Haystack

I decided to spend Sunday socializing with my spousal unit and our hosts here in Venice, going out for a leisurely breakfast and then for a bike ride instead of heading down to the pier and the beach for solitary photography.  So, then in the afternoon I spent a few minutes working with a couple of images from my sunrise foray to the pier the other day.  Like my last post, I have rendered this image both in color and B&W.  First the color:_DSC1315 Gallery

I think it works in B&W as well given the structure and leading lines of the pier._DSC1315 Gallery B&WThe experimental aspect of this image is the extreme, panorama-style formatting.  Over the last few years I have made several images that wound up being similarly formatted, most of which were actually multi-image, stitched panoramas.  This, however, is a single image that has been cropped.  I went to this extended crop to balance out the negative space on the left and to emphasize the sense of depth on the right.

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