The photographer’s timing was on the mark. The boat is outlined against the white clouds. Its silhouette stands out in a way it would not if it were to the left, where the storm is dark, but the dark clouds seem ready to overtake it. Technically, the tonal range is excellent, from full blacks to full whites and good modelling of the boat. The wake of the boat serves to lead your eye to it—if one needed a leading line in this drama! The “rule of thirds” is out the window, but the photographer was smart enough to realize that rules can be broken when the image calls for it.
An outstanding example of photographic art.”