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Mary Deal

3 Years Ago

Did I Title This Incorrectly?

My attention was drawn to the houses hanging on the cliffside. When I wanted to frame the scene, the Hobie Cat (catamaran) was right there on the beach and adds depth. I call this image "Clifhangers" but should I have titled it "Hobie Cat?" Where does your eye take you? Do you even notice the houses on the cliff?


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Dindin Coscolluela

3 Years Ago

My eyes take me to the hobie cat as the focal point, and the houses look lovely in the background.

 

Peter Chilelli

3 Years Ago

If it were mine I'd title it "Cat Houses"...but I have a warped sense of humor! ;c)

-Peter

 

Ann Powell

3 Years Ago

I see the Hobie Cat as the focal point also.

 

Barbara Moignard

3 Years Ago

Yes, I agree - the Hobie Cat is the focal point. You could put both in the title, Hobie Cat and Cliffhangers. What about the location?

 

Mary Deal

3 Years Ago

So far, you've all been drawn to the Hobie.

Barbara, sometimes I hesitate to put in the location because most people don't know the Hawaiian names. This would be Hobie Cat at Kalapaki. Or... Hobie Cat at Nawiliwili. LOL I was stuck wondering if a great majority of people would understand Hobie Cat. Good suggestion though.

Is there a mystique in exotic names that would attract?

 

Myrna Migala

3 Years Ago

There was a thread here in which many agreed the title has little effect, its the key words you have to work on.

 

Heather Applegate

3 Years Ago

I don't think you can put something front and center in the foreground (esp. something that bright) and expect people to focus on the background. Just ain't gonna happen.

 

Guy Hoffman

3 Years Ago

I like your current title. If someone looks at the piece as a whole they will see the inspiration of the title. I am a firm believer in titling from first instinct. Have a great day!

 

Andee Design

3 Years Ago

My eyes are drawn to the sail as the main theme but that is just me. (Remember if you change your

Title, your URL link changes so if you want to change it and it is a new piece the sooner the better

so anyone bookmarking it to buy it later if they have to wait to get paid to get it, will be able to find it.)

 

Brian Wallace

3 Years Ago

Logically, I would suggest the title have something to do with the main subject in the composition.

 

Julie Orsini Shakher

3 Years Ago

My eye gravitates to the yellow and the blue

 

Julie Orsini Shakher

3 Years Ago

My eye gravitates to the yellow and the blue

 

Mel Steinhauer

3 Years Ago

I am also drawn to the boat.

How about ... " Sail Away " ???

 

Gene Gregory

3 Years Ago

The first thing I notice is the yellow and green sail. I would not have paid much attention to the houses if you had not mentioned them. ; )

Now, what's in a name? I am not sure that Cliffhanger is the best for this shot, because most viewers will be looking at the boat. However, I do not know what a good title would be. Mel's suggestion is a good one.

 

Mary Deal

3 Years Ago

Thanks, everyone. You're the greatest. I know what I must do and will get to it this afternoon. Also closing this Discussion. Thanks again.

 

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