Strangers on the shore.

By franken
Taken at Barry Island on Saturday.

I was there to take in a second world war reenactment which was quite good as the local steam train company also put on a good show.

I only live about half a mile from the area and it's as much as I can do at the moment to be honest.

I was sat on the promenade with my wife when I noticed the family walking into the scene and I included the lamp.

I appear to be taking quite a lot of images from a sat down position these days.Smile

There were a lot more people on the beach than shown here.

Whilst sat there we could hear the lifeguards constantly reminding people on the loudspeaker systems to swim between certain flags as the wind was quite strong the use of inflatable paddling boats were not recommended.

As usual, they were being ignored. A few month ago a 14 year old girl was drowned in the area.

Tags: Barry Barry island Vale of glamorgan Landscape and travel Wales uk

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Joline Plus
14 30 56 United States
2 Sep 2013 11:29AM
You have such a fine sense of balance and composition. It doesn't matter if you're sitting or standing, as long as you keep shooting....

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2 Sep 2013 11:32AM

Quote:You have such a fine sense of balance and composition. It doesn't matter if you're sitting or standing, as long as you keep shooting....
brilliant composition and capture Ken love it

GrahamGrin GrinGrin
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
2 Sep 2013 11:34AM
This is really one excellent image !!
debu 10 India
2 Sep 2013 11:34AM
Great capture
SlowSong Plus
11 9.0k 30 England
2 Sep 2013 11:38AM
Excellent composition. Very satisfying.
Good composition well placed figures, it works looks good
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2013 12:00PM
Looks like a perfect pov to me, excellent composition
widtink 8 406 2 Scotland
2 Sep 2013 12:12PM

Quote:You have such a fine sense of balance and composition. It doesn't matter if you're sitting or standing, as long as you keep shooting....

Hear hear Ken , great shot SmileSmile

Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
2 Sep 2013 12:21PM
Siting or standing, the eye is still spot on, Ken.

cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
2 Sep 2013 12:36PM
if you sit long enough, the whole world will pass you by...and ignore you!!!! WinkGrinGrin
2 Sep 2013 12:44PM
Excellent composition and the figures add to the image.
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2013 3:02PM
Superb. A very well observed and composed photography, the inclusion of the lamp post adding a beautiful balance and harmony to the image.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
2 Sep 2013 3:07PM
It's amazing how many stupid people there are...I mean the ones ignoring warnings. And then it's boo-hoo-hoo after something happens. Bit late, innit. Sorry...rant over Grin It's just incredible how ubiquitous stupidity is.

NOW THEN...utterly BRILLIANT composition here, Ken. GOOD EYES. I of course wish you didn't have to take pictures mostly sat down...but obviously sitting down doesn't hamper you from taking really good shots.

I wondered about BW with this and downloaded it and split it into RGB channels...and the red one looks really good Smile

The original here looks thoroughly perfect, though.

taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
2 Sep 2013 3:41PM
This composition tells a great tale, lots of thought come to mind, so glad the lights are there to give it a sense of place!

well done you!
sable 12 9 7 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2013 3:49PM
this is a beautiful image - well composed and captured lovely subtle colours - inclusion of the lights gives an added touch which works so well - take care of yourself - Elizabeth xx
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
2 Sep 2013 3:53PM
Nicely exposed and composed.
achieverswales 9 8 101 Wales
2 Sep 2013 4:44PM
Wonderful composition Ken, yes people can be so stupid.


danbrann 15 640 17
2 Sep 2013 7:00PM
Perfectly composed Ken and an utterly brilliant idea.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
2 Sep 2013 8:10PM
Classic and simplistic beauty Ken. An excellent shot.GrinGrinGrin
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
2 Sep 2013 8:14PM
Superb composition Ken.
Source 9
3 Sep 2013 12:15AM
Amazing creative composition.Superb!
Potra 7 Venezuela
3 Sep 2013 1:43AM
Awesome image. It tells something about solitude and closeness at the same time.

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