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.
22 months 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.
22 months 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.
22 months 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.
22 months 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.
22 months ago. Edited 22 months 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.
22 months ago.
Vonderwaterkant
Vonderwaterkant
Schön****
21 months ago.