People Standing by the Rail of the Naples City Pier, Naples, Florida
Street photograph of people standing by the rail of the Naples City Pier in Naples Florida. In the strong Gulf of Mexico spring afternoon sunlight, people are shown in height order causing visual movement across the frame. The passage is punctuated by the figure at the end of the line who, though occluded by the shadow of his hat, directly engages the viewer by looking askance at the camera. Standing solidly in the center of the image, the woman in the pink bikini becomes the fulcrum of the composition. The color of her bathing suit forms a strong chromatic counterpoint to the blues and greens of sea, sky and the garb of the other subjects. The stacked clouds, in the background of the image, emphasize this structure linking the sky as if she is pulling its energy to herself.