Views 165 Unique 83
Vote 31
Award Shortlist   

Seaside Snow

By LeighRebecca  
Ok, I am well prepared for this to die a death on here, but I wanted to try to capture something a bit different this morning from Saltburn. I'd appreciate feedback about what doesn't work in this image, please. It may be just too busy, and the snow too scruffy on the soil, but hopefully you'll let me know.

Tags: Snow Saltburn Landscape and travel

Voters: ChristineD, bombolini, sherlob and 28 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

Save 10% On Used Camera Equipment & Lenses From CameraWorld! Use ePHOTO at checkout.


SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2010 8:08PM
I think this is a interesting image, you've got different things to look at, the sky is beautiful and the red shed makes it for me. Well done something different to view.

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

cassiecat 11 39 46 England
27 Nov 2010 8:09PM
i like the comp and colour. if anything its the perspective of the hut that needs pulling out alittle at the bottom corners. lesley
LeighRebecca 11 267 10 England
27 Nov 2010 8:10PM
Thanks Sue. The red shed is the top of Saltburn's funicular (cliff lift).
Thanks Lesley, I've used so much distortion correction already, I'm in danger of losing most of the image if I carry on, but I agree.
sherlob 13 3.1k 129 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2010 8:10PM
Sorry to dissappoint Leigh, but for me this image works. I like the composition and exposure. If I had to offer critique it would be that the 2 plants in the fg are a tad too dominant and reframing to keep move the left most plant to the right side of the frame (by taking a step left) may have reduced this - I suspect it would have also resulted in a uninterupted lead in line curving through to the headland. That said I am been mega picky here, and I am always reluctant to advise moving when I don't know whether it would be possible.


john short 15 25 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2010 8:14PM
I have stood at this point so many times but missed this viewpoint.......well done...original......well composed and a very good image
LeighRebecca 11 267 10 England
27 Nov 2010 8:15PM
Thanks Adam. I did take a shot with the plants further right in the frame, but the snow on soil looks so scruffy I preferred the fg filled more with plants. If the snow were thicker and neater, what you suggested would have worked much better. Smile
Thanks John. Had to tuck under a little fence I must admit.
derekhansen 10 210 24 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2010 8:19PM
I think this is terrific Leigh. A really unique 'look' to this. The quality of light and the clouds give it an air of unreality. Superb.

phil99 12 45 6 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2010 8:26PM
Looks absolutely fine to me Leigh although I understand what some people have said .The snow makes it a little different and the sky is wonderful . My daughter has gone this weekend to their apartment at Beadnell and there is I believe 14 " of snow up there on the coast so you have got of lightly where you are ....Phil
27 Nov 2010 8:35PM
Lovely shot. I like the clouds in the shot. You've given me inspiration to try a similar shot tomorrow after the several inches of snow here today.
bootlaces 10 6 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2010 9:15PM
Snow and the seaside's unusual but its a lovely picture full of colour and interest.
vandalp 11
27 Nov 2010 9:22PM
Lovely shot Leigh.
ripleysalien 12 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2010 10:29PM
Well I like it as is, the Sedum ( FG plants ) are fine, the middle grass intrudes a little as it seems to pop out from the bottom of the frame but could be cloned and cropped out just to tidy and tighten the comp if needs be.
cantona43 Plus
14 927 4 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2010 11:55PM
what a superb shot, stunning comp
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
28 Nov 2010 4:36AM
No reason why it should die a death in my opinion: you have gone out of your way to capture a different shot to the normal and have done so very successfully. Certainly not a day for a dip in the briny......a photo is more than enough.
28 Nov 2010 9:03AM
Leigh it's good to challenge and seek feedback. I like the unusualness of the image, and for me the composition works well: you have made excellent use of the sedum, although I am inclined to agree that the fg grass is a little intrusive. I also feel that the image is a little too high key for me, maybe be a little less brightness / more contrast - the red of the cabin seems (on my screen) to be somewhat washed out, but maybe that's how it is.

It's rather different here in Nunthorpe just a few miles away, approaching a foot of snow!!!

andy_AHG 10 106 6 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 9:51AM
Like the POV you've taken here. The shot has great depth. I find that I struggle with snow a little - when patchy it seems to complicate images more than I like. But this looks pretty good to me.

LesF 12 182 9
28 Nov 2010 10:10AM
As already said Leigh, different and works, mission accomplished

LeighRebecca 11 267 10 England
28 Nov 2010 1:39PM
Thanks for all the feedback everyone.
28 Nov 2010 5:29PM
It caught my eye as an unusual shot. It works v. well because of the unusual elements of seaside, snow and colour. I would probably prefer it without the fg clump of grass but only the tog knows the limitations at the point of capture.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.