Phil Sutters

Phil Sutters

Posted on 10/10/2015


Photo taken on September 10, 2015


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a beached bike - Seaford - 10.9.2015

a beached bike - Seaford - 10.9.2015

Vonderwaterkant, Smiley Derleth, John FitzGerald and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


7 comments - The latest ones
Fortescue38
Fortescue38
I like the toning frame you have given this.
2 years ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to Fortescue38
It seemed like a rather simple image, that could do with a bit of subtle enhancement. Given the existing diagonals, I thought a gradient, running at an angle, would do the job. I am glad you approve, Tricia.
2 years ago.
Andrew
Andrew
I also think the frame works well but I would suggest cropping out the person in the top left corner. Distracts a touch IMO.
2 years ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to Andrew
That's a thought! My attention was far more in the opposite corner, where I wish I had included the whole of the shadow. Anyway, thanks for your interest, Andrew.
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
I'm torn about the issue of cropping out the person. I can see the point of it, but on the other hand the figure establishes a diagonal with the shadow and adds a touch of the real to the idealized view of the bike and beach. But back on the first hand I can see that the perspective would appear far stronger with the person cropped out. I suspect they'd be equally striking in different ways. I love the light; that's the idealizer. Having the bright light on the shadowy side of the bike is an important of that. To me, of course. Your aesthetic pleasure may vary.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Phil Sutters
Phil Sutters
The little figure does give a clue to the way the beach shelves. There is only one breakwater at the eastern end of the beach, so it is re-profiled a couple of times a year, with half a dozen big dumper trucks, a bucket loader and a bulldozer shifting shingle from the ends to the middle of the beach.
I don't think that any of my previous photos has received such analytical critiques! It is interesting to hear what people think. So much better than the dreaded 'Excellent capture!' If a photo grabs my attention then I will make a comment which says what has appealed. There are so many brilliant photos on this and other sites that one could spend all day making banal one-liners. Anyway thanks for your thoughts.
2 years ago.
Vonderwaterkant
Vonderwaterkant
Schön****
2 years ago.