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A simple beach shot

A simple beach shot
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Copyright: joy keogh (dipsybee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 250 W: 111 N: 621] (2456)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-05
Categories: Daily Life, Food, Transportation, Mood
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-27 7:28
Viewed: 1213
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The arrangement of these things on the beach caught my eye in the little seaside village of Torcross in Devon. For me this shot was about experimenting with a larger dof to try and get everything in reasonably sharp focus, as with these shots I am never sure where exactly to focus the lens.

I tried the rule of thirds composition here but wasn't happy with it so eventually went with the half and half.

I would be interested to hear peoples opinions.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-11-27 7:33]


très très belle vue et iamge avec ce casier à poissons les bidons bleus sur ces revêtement de petit cailloux et la barque sueprbe cpatage et vue.
Bravo et amitié

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-11-27 7:50]

Your focus looks pretty good to me Joy. I like your angle of choice to capture this composition. Those foreground barrels & crab pot are pretty heavy subjects, & could dominate your image,except that the boat with its anchor line,seperating them into their own space,makes for a visual even balance,as the boat,with a larger area of water & the small single box on the opposite section, even out their weight.Well taken IMHO.



Hi Joy

all rules are for guidance and made for breaking. You made the right choice. The diagonal lines caused by the barrels, boat and rope work well. The image needs the inclusion of that tray on the left, did you put it there? By the way, the depth of field looks good to me.

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  • knle Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 8 N: 2] (2)
  • [2013-11-27 9:42]
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Hi Joy

Nice to see you posting again.

The shot is nicely balanced IMHO, and very clear and sharp. I would however clone out the red buoy in the water.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-11-27 10:51]

I like the fact that you chose to crop out the horizon, the contrasting ocean tones against the bright shingle works so well.


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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2013-11-27 12:16]

Hi Joy,
the light here is quite special, the image is sharp and the colours strong
very nice

Hello Joy, good to see you again.
A strong composition with the blue, blue sea and the golden colours of the shingle, plus the objects needed by the fisherman.The boat makes a good bridge between the two parts of your picture.
Beautifully sharp.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Joy, simple yes but very nice..Your choice of half and half worked well. I am never happy with the dof in half of mine either although this looks quite good.I miss sitting in patches of shingle like this and just sifting through to see what treasures it holds. Fiona

Hello Joy,
the composition is very nicely balanced with the barrels well placed in the frame,the rope leading from a vertical corner also works very well.
The equal division between sand and sea shouldn`t work but as they contrast so much in colour somehow it does for me.Well done indeed.
Kind regards Les.

Hi Joy, Good and helpful experimental shot. Stunned sharpness and details. Great composition and POV. Good use of lights. I would give more space to the sea in the BG, so it has more depth to the frame. Thank very much

Hi Joy...I like your shot...the rule of thirds is just a starting point and if every shot was set up with it life and photography would be very boring...nice work.


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