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Waves crashing on to beach.

By AnthonyJay

Tags: Beach Water Waves Sea Spray Pebbles Foam Groyne Groynes Landscape and travel

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Sooty_1 Plus
7 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2011 11:53AM
Not a good place to be standing with a camera! good dramatic shot, but could do with being a little darker (on my screen anyway).

Maybe you could crop a little from the left to make more of the wanves within the shot, but I like it as it is as well. I'm guessing it's Happisburgh?


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No, not a good place to stand, I did get very WET!!!!!!
yes its happisburgh.
20 Feb 2011 12:40PM
20 Feb 2011 12:59PM
A good shot! hope your camera didnt get too wet!!!

As stated above, the image could do with a crop, in from the right to remove that groyne that doesn't do anything for the shot. Also i feel there is a bit to much sky, and as the clouds are not overly dramatic i think they are not needed. So this will help to focus on the waves crashing!!

I also think this shot will work well in BW, giving it an enhanced dramatic feel!

I have uploaded a mod with the crop i have suggested and also a conversion!

I hope you like it x x x
20 Feb 2011 1:36PM
I like this a lot. If you take another look at the low cloud in the sky it kind of gives an underwater look to it. The wooden posts making the shot more rugged. I think the modification looks great too. However, if you were to work in colour may be a dash of pink in the sky would be effective.
MartPics 11 7 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2011 2:45PM
All the same, think it was worth it to get wet. Nice work.
Eviscera Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2011 4:58PM
Good moody shot Anthony and welcome to the site !

Im sensing a double exposure blend with that odd wave line bottom right hand third ?

Cool work though , maybe experiment with various crop ratios , exclude and balance if it was hard to get the scene in cam.

Thought the eye needed a stronger focal point, the black angular thing on the left and the dark half groyne on the right arent adding a great deal to the scene.

That sky was just perfect for a curves adjustment. Let us know what software if you post again , lightroom , p.s etc.

paulbroad Plus
10 123 1218 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2011 2:57PM
This is very nice indeed. Super in nearly every way. Just that structure at the extreme left rear pulling the eyes a touch.


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