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Beach Trap

By crystalanne27
Abandoned lobster trap

Tags: Still life Beach Close-up and macro Landscape and travel

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lesarnott 10 11 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 5:45AM
I like this, even the slant works somehow. Not orthodox but a bit of magic in there!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.5k 2188 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 7:54PM
Hello, Crystal, and welcome to EPZ. A competent image, nice detail on the lobster pot with a blurred background and some sand and sea for context. I'd like to have seen a bit more of the lobster pot and from a lower angle. I even think that having the whole of it within the frame could give a better impression of its abandonment, especially if there is nothing else visible on the beach.
24 Apr 2010 8:41PM
Thanks for the advice everyone!
NEWMANP 12 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 10:12PM
im looking at a lovely sharp abstract of the cages, but then im drawn upwards though all those out of focus strips above which add nothing much to the overall image. then the horizon is way off level and thats adding to the overall feeling of inbalance.

i think when you take a shot like this you have to make one of 2 decsisions.

if you are interested in the pots as an abstract, point the camera down and fill the frame with these excluding all else.

if you want to show the pots in their setting, select a wide angle lens, a small aperature to ensure a good depth of sharpness, step back and use the pots as a foreground in full as a lead into the land/seascape. but make sure the horizon is level, nothing is more distracting.

so in short, im sorry but this seems to fall between two stools but the idea was good.

best regards

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