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Path to beach



Too simple?
Sky bland ?
Was a hot sunny day on the Sefton coast and the grasses were waving in the wind and I hoped to capture the atmosphere.
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Re: Path to beach

I like that - it would go well as part of a set illustrating the dunes, or beach or whatever.
The texture of the grasses is very attractive, and for me the composition is enhanced by the main path leading the eye to the part of the sky where the clouds provide interest. That little half-path off to the left provides a bit of pleasant complication.
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Re: Path to beach

Simple but elegant. I want to see over the dune top.
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Re: Path to beach

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I like that - it would go well as part of a set illustrating the dunes, or beach or whatever.
The texture of the grasses is very attractive, and for me the composition is enhanced by the main path leading the eye to the part of the sky where the clouds provide interest. That little half-path off to the left provides a bit of pleasant complication.
Thanks for comments. I have in mind to do three same size prints in the same frames of images of the dunes in an exhibition in November. They need to be ones taken the same afternoon for consistency of lighting.
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Simple but elegant. I want to see over the dune top.
Quite so. Leave a bit for the imagination.
The beach was of no particular interest but I did some photos to show the empty beach and dunes one way then turned round to show the beach with Lowry type figures a large ship and wind turbines out at sea. I'll see how they work out when cropped and worked on.
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Re: Path to beach

I like it, and want to walk that path to see where it leads.

The image has an almost abstract feel to it, and would work well as one of a set.

I would also like to see a B&W conversion as there are some strong shapes and textures there.
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I like it, and want to walk that path to see where it leads.

The image has an almost abstract feel to it, and would work well as one of a set.

I would also like to see a B&W conversion as there are some strong shapes and textures there.
I agree and here goes on a B&W version a quick edit though from a small image

Not my shot 2017-20 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: Path to beach

Yep; I actually prefer that to the colour original, although I would probably have darkened it just a little.
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Re: Path to beach

Love both images but the B&W is a doozy. The tops of the grass really stand out in both. Nice mystery end to the path....
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Re: Path to beach

I like that, and prefer the colour version and the tone of it, good crop too.

It makes me want to walk over the dune and find out what's on the other side, that I want to interact with it is a good sign that it is a good image
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Re: Path to beach

Oddly for me I prefer the B&W too.
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Love both images but the B&W is a doozy. The tops of the grass really stand out in both. Nice mystery end to the path....
Had to look up what doozy means.
Thanks for comments on not my B&W conversion.
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Love both images but the B&W is a doozy. ...
I'm not quite sure what a 'doozy' is, but for me the B&W conversion is the much, much better version.

As I have said above I would probably have darkened the image slightly, and possibly added a 'red' filter to bring out the texture in the sky.

By comparison the colour version is dull and uninteresting to my eye, but would be different with a clear blue sky.
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Re: Path to beach

"Doozy" = Cracker

I always think that some adjustment makes some shots look artificial but I can see how a tiny bit darker would benefit the B&W
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Re: Path to beach

I prefer Alf's treatment - the texture of the grasses really stands out. Maybe slightly "overcooked", but it's a "quick edit from a small photo".

If you're doing an exhibition, then think of what the audience would prefer ... and keep your three consistent in processing, I'd suggest.
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