redshift

24 Feb 2009 443 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Beach Portrait

Beach Portrait

A change from the pano-style beach shot: does it work?

I'm going to post a very different version of this one tomorrow: be critical...I can take any amount of pain! :-)

Beach Portrait

A change from the pano-style beach shot: does it work?

I'm going to post a very different version of this one tomorrow: be critical...I can take any amount of pain! :-)

comments (15)

  • 613photo
  • United States
  • 24 Feb 2009, 05:00
oh, yes. It works. This orientation is best, but you can even look at it sideways and it's awesome. Very strong shot.
Dave Carrington: Thanks, Dustin. Glad it works for thee, My Friend!
  • idleye
  • Australia
  • 24 Feb 2009, 05:11
I like this too.
But seeing your are looking for pain ....
The 'horizon' or dark midline or bottom of the cloudline doesn't seem quite straight to me and detracts just a smidge from my enjoyment.
And a little bit more detail in the low lights at the bottom would be good - just a hint tho' - that is if there is any detail to be dragged out.
Dave Carrington: Points taken, Mate: my eyesight's too dodgey these days! Old age... smile
Yes it does!
Dave Carrington: Ta, Nig!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 Feb 2009, 07:52
I will cause no pain I like it
Dave Carrington: I always like a sensible critique, Sir!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Feb 2009, 09:28
I think it works very well in this portrait style and in b/w. You're not actually sure what you are looking at, which is always good in my book! I think a panorama would be more conventional, less visually interesting.
Ingrid
Dave Carrington: Thank you, Ingrid! You're a woman of taste! smile
Wonderful light and compo. Excellent contrast.
Dave Carrington: Cheers!
just wish i had the same amount of imagination Dave lol, fabulous but keen eye idleye might just be right to the tune of 2mmsmile
Dave Carrington: Agreed, Tim. I'm rehashing some old stuff here, so some imagination is called for...
it's actually an interesting set of layers.
I was looking and looking to see where everything began and / or stopped.
Is it my cup of tea? Well perhaps not, but it's a good take on a subject
Cheers
Rob
Dave Carrington: Thanks, Rob. I do value some honest criticism!
Doesn't fit on my netbook screen! Which is a pity cuz it is very pretty.
Dave Carrington: A bit like yourself, Al...smile

Are you still bogged down with your degree work? We should get out at some point...get in touch if you have some spare time: time we had a mooch & a rant!
I have always liked "vertical landscapes" I like this one but I think it would have worked better in colour.
Dave Carrington: Hi, Bill. I posted a different version of this on the first of September last year...
plays a bit with the senses at the first viewing . Very interesting. I enjoyed it very much.
Dave Carrington: Ta, john!
I think the vertical orientation works fine with this scene on account of the horizontal bands or layers. I like the glassy look of the foreground reflections on the wet sand.
Dave Carrington: Glad you like it. Gavin!
Fantastic mirror image! I love the colors a lot.
Dave Carrington: Thanks, Paul!
This is like heaven and earth is merging!
Dave Carrington: That's a very poetic evaluation & one that I like, Claus!
Hi Dave, I'm new to your work and find it interesting that you've gone from that kind of sharpness in the landscape to the extreme opposite!!
Anyway, I've the same remark as Idleye, there's a slight "not totally horizontal" sthing in the picture which is a bit unsettling, I think it's also caused by the clouds.. May be with more details in the reflections it'll balanced this back...
and may be slightly lighter just to ease up a bit the whole darkness, just my feeling but it seems to me the scenery looks forward for hope (sun wanting out of the clouds)and having so dark is just like not giving it a chance.. But as I said, just a feeling I generally like the fine touch and sensibility of your work!
Dave Carrington: Hello & thank you, Shinwind.

I like to make the viewer think a little & engage with my images (I assume you've had a look at the rest of my work?)

I don't care to conform: I like to push the boundaries: like it or loathe it...

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS 30D
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/640s
aperture f/11.0
sensitivity ISO250
focal length 17.0mm
The False DawnThe False Dawn
Imagine a beach...Imagine a beach....
Another Green WorldAnother Green Wo...

Warning