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Continuing a little series... (I realise that I'm quite good at starting a series and then getting side-tracked and forgetting all about it... )
We were there on a warm, sunny September day. The town was heaving, the amusement arcades and chip shops were doing a roaring trade.
The beach was empty except for a party of twitchers.
Strange place...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Sep 2012 - 12:20 PM
Focal Length:16mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Great Yarmouth 3
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:27 Nov 2012 - 8:07 AM
Tags:Beach, Black & white, Coast, Humour / fun, Photo journalism
Votes:72

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8183 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 8:09 AM

I love the simplicity of this, Moira. Carol

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AnnChown
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27 Nov 2012 - 8:15 AM

You're portraying the atmosphere very well Moira. Great composition and has to be mono I think!
Ann

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 8:30 AM

I think the sky tells the story here because had it been blue and the weather warm this almost deserted beach would have been full of those deckchairs, it would not have been such a good photo though.

gary

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fentiger
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27 Nov 2012 - 8:39 AM

Keep debating with myself whether there is too much foreground, but no, I think you have got it right. A good balance to the composition and I would guess works best in mono. But twitchers in that part of Great Yarmouth beach?

Albert

PS Had to call it Great so as not to confuse it with Yarmouth on the IOW which is a charming place Wink

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8648 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1177 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 8:48 AM


Quote: Keep debating with myself whether there is too much foreground, but no, I think you have got it right.

Albert, I spotted the kiosk and the empty beach - this was prime location, just beside the pier. I was only vaguely aware of the twitchers and was rather annoyed with them for spoiling the emptiness - I was intending to clone them out. But looking at the image afterwards I rather liked them. They had a telescope on a tripod, directed at the sandbanks opposite the beach.

Quote: has to be mono I think!

I didn't even keep a processed colour version as far as I can remember. I took several pictures in the town over the course of an hour or so, they are among my favourites of the year as a whole and they were all taken with b&w in mind.
Cheers everyone,
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 27 Nov 2012 - 8:51 AM

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franken
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27 Nov 2012 - 9:01 AM

I love the feeling of isolation in this Moira.

Ken

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nonur
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27 Nov 2012 - 9:05 AM

Clever use of a great space, you achieved to get a very nice compo out of infinite alternatives, Moira. I like it a lot!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51258 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 9:18 AM

Why would you want to hire a deck chair here then have to put your trekking gear on to get to the sea!! I'm glad you kept those twitchers in - very Monty Python Grin

Dave

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cats_123
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27 Nov 2012 - 9:58 AM

the wastelands of Norfolk Smile

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rontear
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27 Nov 2012 - 10:07 AM

You have got it right Moira, excellent use of negative space !! Such narrative too !!!!
Ron.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8648 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1177 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 10:09 AM

Thanks so much for the UA Ron, I was about to log out and go out, glad I stayed on for a few minutes!
Moira

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64969 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 10:09 AM

This is so funny. And the foreground space is key to the success of this image IMHO. Wonderfully seen. Made me chuckle. Smile
x

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8648 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1177 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 10:12 AM


Quote: This is so funny.

Thanks Chris, that's reassuring. I thought maybe I just had a weird sense of humour... Wink

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danbrann
danbrann  10517 forum posts15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 10:36 AM


Quote:
Thanks Chris, that's reassuring. I thought maybe I just had a weird sense of humour... Wink

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

A good conversion Moira. Cannot make my mind up about the twitchers, Do they add to the scene or do they Distract. Why Iam I going on about this... it's not even my picture.

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lonely_oryx
27 Nov 2012 - 10:39 AM

A very good capture showing isolation

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maggietear
27 Nov 2012 - 10:40 AM

A great seemingly out of season scene on a beach! The isolation, the humour the intonation are all superb.
Maggie

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 - 11:42 AM

Where is everybody, Moira?? Love the spacious beach, more sun for me!!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink

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Joline
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27 Nov 2012 - 12:52 PM

Moody, deserted, quiet.
( I had to look up twitchers, I thought it was a new drug cult!)

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AnneWorner
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27 Nov 2012 - 1:24 PM

I love your comment about getting side-tracked - oh how I can relate to that! I've told myself that I will finish processing my images from Bastrop and that they will be upload this week! But of course, in the mean time, I've taken more photos Tongue

This does seem a strange place - were it not for the people in the distance, and all the footprints in the sand I would think it abandoned.

(I too had to look up twitchers.............)

Anne

Last Modified By AnneWorner at 27 Nov 2012 - 1:25 PM

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Daisymaye
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27 Nov 2012 - 1:50 PM

Reminds me of being lost in the desert and seeing a mirage miles away. Only in this image it's a chair and not water. Excellent choices made here.......Sandy

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8648 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1177 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 2:25 PM

I do like Sandy's mirage...
Thanks again everyone, and particularly Chris for the UA, that's a really nice surprise to come back to.
We use 'twitchers' to refer to bird-watchers, the obsessive sort who go out looking specifically for rare birds; but I suspect that this party may have been watching seals on the sandbanks rather than birds. Not sure if there's a term for obsessive seal-watchers...
Moira

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 2:35 PM

Did you manage to find a spot on the beach then, Moira?! Wink A fine mono capture, and think the figures on the right add to the shot Smile
Trev Smile

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mikbee
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27 Nov 2012 - 2:57 PM

Open all hours I see here Moira !!
I disagree with Dan The Man.
Reckon you do need the twitchers here !!
Mick.

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brownsilent
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27 Nov 2012 - 3:46 PM

I'm afraid he didn't earn a lot of money this summer. Summer? Even I believe GB had a very, very bad year.
This image is amazing. What a lot of space and depth. Love it.
Johanna

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marktc
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27 Nov 2012 - 4:05 PM

Love it!

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SUE118
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27 Nov 2012 - 4:35 PM

Strange beach with no deck chairs and hardley any to hire. Lovely image in B&W SmileSmile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8648 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1177 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 5:43 PM

My thanks to Mark for his UA, a surprise, and to everyone else who's called in here - I'm amazed at how well this has been received.
Moira

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joolsb
joolsb  1027116 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 5:57 PM

Surreal and quietly excellent.

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barbarahirst
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27 Nov 2012 - 6:29 PM

reminds me of a Fellini movie....

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JohnChambersPhotography

isolation captured to perfection, I like the twitchers in the shot.

John

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 - 6:31 PM

Lovely sense of space and distance.

P.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8648 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1177 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 7:00 PM


Quote: Surreal


Quote: reminds me of a Fellini movie....

So it's not just me...
Smile

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lifesnapper
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27 Nov 2012 - 7:10 PM

A great shot Moira, very well taken indeed. Well done that Girl.

John Smile

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pluckyfilly
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27 Nov 2012 - 7:23 PM

I like this and considered in my mind, would it make the perfect picture if the timber building was placed over on the right, inviting us in! But then I thought its different to what one might expect and why conform to doing as others might - great shot

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gajewski
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27 Nov 2012 - 7:24 PM

Moira, this is spectacular.
-=\Walter

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8648 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1177 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 7:26 PM

Four UAs in a day - that's special. Thanks so much Walter.
Moira

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lawrenceburrow
27 Nov 2012 - 7:32 PM

My favorite so far Moira, iconic.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8648 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1177 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 7:35 PM


Quote: would it make the perfect picture if the timber building was placed over on the right, inviting us in! But then I thought its different to what one might expect and why conform to doing as others might

Exactly, Ann. I'm more interested in the shadow tugging out to the side - I composed very carefully to include that.

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frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 9:22 PM

perfectly composed Moira. there's a natural movement from left to right, from the building to the twitchers (every day I learn a new word...., the fact is that I forget them so quickly Smile).
the void space in the bottom part helps in reading the image. and that roof that hits the horizon is simply perfect.
very well seen

francesco

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 - 9:57 PM

A great simple shot Moira, nice comp and looks good in mono, even the wind farm is in view, Peter..

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BlueRoom
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27 Nov 2012 - 10:33 PM

Splendidly surreal. The fact that it is clearly open for business and even the bloke is not visible makes it for me.

Eric

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Hop-A-Long
27 Nov 2012 - 10:38 PM

Absolute genius. The twitchers look like they are looking for the illusive deck chairs.
Brilliant.

Andy

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RysiekJan
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27 Nov 2012 - 11:51 PM

A well balanced portrayal of isolation, doesn't work without the twitchers.

Richard

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BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 12:12 AM

An amazing sense of wide open space here, with the twitchers counterbalancing the hut nicely.
Simply a great composition.
You only seem to have six UA's for this, and I personally feel seven is a much nicer number...

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8648 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1177 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 8:10 AM

Many thanks to Andy and Barry for their awards, a very nice surprise to come down to this morning!
Moira

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helenlinda
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28 Nov 2012 - 8:23 AM

Superb capture and very well deserved awards Moira
Helen

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Richsr
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28 Nov 2012 - 8:37 AM

Sorry I missed this, congrats on all the UA
Regards Richard

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Scottishlandscapes
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28 Nov 2012 - 2:43 PM

Doing a brisk business...

Tremendous image and wonderful composition Moira.

Dougie

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
28 Nov 2012 - 5:33 PM

Reminds me of the advert where a boy throws stones at the clouds and the sun comes out, great shot like it well done Moira, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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bliba
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1 Dec 2012 - 2:01 PM

awesome

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JaHa
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4 Dec 2012 - 2:56 PM

Quite late to the party but I'll add my user award to the pile! Incredible photo, so well composed.
Jarod

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Jellyfire
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18 Dec 2012 - 4:41 PM

Oh wow, I absolutely love this. Great composition, would be a great shot without them but the crowd of twitchers make it something special!

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Glostopcat
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23 Dec 2012 - 9:17 PM

I assume the twitchers are those people in the distance stood in a huddle!Wink

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backbeat
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24 Dec 2012 - 10:55 PM

Excellent Moira!

Phil

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