Richard I agree with you, it was not intentional. At these festivals it’s difficult to get away from people especially on a lockside where people want to watch the operations of the lock! But you are right. I couldn’t get to the other side of the lock.
Thanks, that's all I see now ;-)Mike,
I see that you invite critiques for your pictures, so I'm going to venture an opinion here ...
This image is supposed to show a boat in a lock. But for me it's all about the guy in the blue shirt. The strong diagonals lead the eye to him, he is placed at the intersection of thirds and he is brightly coloured to stand out even more. I find there's a fight for attention going on between the boat and the guy in the blue shirt, which I don't think was intentional (?)
Did you take any others where he is less prominent in the shot?