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All Alone

By paulbroad
From our recent visit to Majorca in early May. Crowded beach! Shot through hotel side window on sixth floor - got away with the glass I think. Exposed for sand. 250mm so nearer 400mm with lens hood pressed against glass for stability. ISO400, aperture priority, f8. About 1/800 sec.

Tags: Life Holiday Beach Tower Alone Guard Majorca Portraits and people

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devlin 7 653 39 India
9 Apr 2011 2:30PM
Hi Paul, i like this one for its sheer simplicity, its exposed well, and i also like the composition...the vast emptiness in the image brings out the man and the tower well, though not sure if they dont compete for attention at a certain level....


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miptog 12 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2011 9:41PM
Agree with devlin's comment. With the shot as is, I would be tempted to clone out the man.
Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
9 Apr 2011 10:59PM
Well, I've cloned out the man. (Please see mod.)

Does it work?

Personally I'm not sure. If he hadn't been there, then yes. As it is, the jury's out I'm afraid.

scrimmy Plus
9 388 5 Scotland
10 Apr 2011 8:40AM
i'd keep the figure in, for me he adds a sense of scale and pathos.
paulbroad 10 123 1181 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2011 8:00PM
For me, it needs the man. Of course, this is what it's all about - opinion on the subject. I think the man gives scale and actually emphasises the emptiness by being the only one there. He was, actually, the only person on a very large beach. That's Majorca in early March - great, no one there!


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