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Snow Boats

By steve_eb    
Another shot from the trip with Trev, Sarah and Julie that started at Bodiam and then went down to Hastings in the blizzard of snow.

Once that had stopped the beach was snow covered and gave us all the kids in a sweet shop feeling, which was great.

The light was weird but wonderful and strong, this shot was taken with Lee ND grads and a polariser.

Comments and crits welcome...Steve

Please try LARGE if you have the time, ta.


Tags: Snow Beach Transport Boats Seaside Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Hastings stade

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maryg 13 66 18 Scotland
7 Jan 2011 7:30PM
Large was a pleasure , love the pov shows the strengt and character of the boats and also like the coulour saturation , a fine image.
andy_AHG 13 106 6 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 7:32PM
Marvelous image.

Maiwand 15 3 73 England
7 Jan 2011 8:49PM
Fantastic image Steve. I think I might have been tempted to crop away a good deal of the empty snow space below the boats and included a great deal more of the that very powerful and imposing sky ( if your original allowed that). Perhaps also to crop a little on the right to remove the bright eye catching red cans which would also have the effect of moving the boat a wee bit off centre.
I hasten to add that this is very much a personal view and is in no way to be regarded as a criticism of this lovely shot.
steve_eb Plus
13 372 9 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 9:11PM
Thanks for your comment Ron, I do like hearing alternative views as it makes me think differently about my composition, the original has no more sky as this is it.
My reason for the foreground was the very nature of the snow, as it's not often seen on the beach and I liked the lead in of the tractor rut from the bottom left.
I did actually move the red fish baskets into the shot so that it made a trio of red with the bottom of the 2 boats however I do take your point about the large boat maybe being to central and I also acknowledge the third is not quite on the money as a horizon either.

Glad you like it.

Thanks again, Steve
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
8 Jan 2011 12:21AM
I like your low POV throwing the boats against the sky: and I do like the lead in lines carrying the eye to the subject. Interesting to read Ron's comments and your reply......helps one to appreciate the structuring of the image that much better.
steve_eb Plus
13 372 9 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 11:56AM
Thanks for your observations Ronnie & your comment is appreciated greatly.

vandalp 14
8 Jan 2011 5:08PM
Glad you managed to get some snowy shots that day, we went on to London WWT no snow and not many birds about, wish we had come into Hastings. I have never used Grads maybe its somthing I should look at.
8 Jan 2011 7:33PM
lovely image
Sezz 17 619 15 England
8 Jan 2011 11:07PM
I really like this Steve, yes the light that day was kind of weird but fabulous on the beach with the snow! I think you handled the light conditions well and to me the comp' is pleasing - I like the curvature of the shingle leading to those red crates and in turn the eye is led up the ladder to the boat - lovely work! Smile

Sarah *
steve_eb Plus
13 372 9 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 6:32PM
Thanks all again Vanda Sam And Sezz I so pleased with the response to this shot, glad you like the comp Sarah it was a fab and funny day out...snowballs and all Wink


and you Pete having a sneaky click too, ta

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