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One to show the grandkids

By EmmaStu
Taken on Croyde Bay, Devon. This is the fourth in my series of Croyde Bay. As I live in Leeds we are 1.15 hours journey from the coast so I was so pleased to be visiting the coastline in Devon and enjoying its beauty.

This photo was taken late afternoon in October. These two ladies had carried their table and chairs the half mile to the sea edge to be right close to the surf. They look like they were having a picnic. Also they had two dogs they were throwing the ball to.

I captured this as one lady was taking a photo of the other, the caption could have read ‘wish you were here!’ and been sent to the grandkids! Some might think this is the worst thing to do on holiday (ie sit in the cold with sea spray blowing in October) but anyone else like myself might ask ‘why didn’t I think of it first!’

Critiques Welcome. Didn’t opt for B&W this time as thought the natural colour brought warmth to the picture.


Tags: Devon Picnic Surf Landscape and travel Portraits and people

Voters: AlanBW, KarenFB, NevP and 7 more

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NevP 15 853 13 Canada
8 Nov 2006 1:35PM
This is nice, I like the silhouetted figures.
bazzg 14
8 Nov 2006 1:38PM
Great pic. Lots going on! Great sea action.
Tashelm 14
8 Nov 2006 2:07PM
like the colours very subtle and warm
ChrisOs 16 2 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2006 3:25PM
The sillhouettes make it work beautifully. It's a super idea, and you're right about the touch of colour.
I hope you don't mind me saying that the horizon isn't straight.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
8 Nov 2006 3:56PM
wonderful you say, there is a warmth to this

RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2006 5:13PM
Maybe it's not for the grandkids ... maybe we'll see it posted here tomorrow with you and your camera in the background! Lovely shot, Emma!

AlanBW 15 20 England
6 Feb 2007 2:52PM
Fine candid photography and once again the silhouettes are excellent - good write up too

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