What did I say in my previous ‘Calm Sea’ post…. maybe the North Sea is calmer than I give it credit for.
As a matter of interest, the contrived composition is deliberate – I waited for the small white ripple of the gently breaking surf to reach just the point it has. You may find the small patch of white is the thing that pulls your eye. Looking at the post, you will see that little patch of white, annoying isn’t it? Small patches of white are ‘dangerous’ in images, especially if they are not part of your subject/composition – they will draw your eye. In this case, I feel, the little patch of white balances the heavy post, effectively legitimising the negative space and drawing your eye into the picture.
I like this one a lot! 🙂
🙂 – thanks!
j’aime ce minimalisme
I don’t know if it is my monitor, but when I look at this, the water seems to move slightly toward the shore?? Superb minimalist photo! 🙂
Ssswwwissshhh. Ssssswwwwwisssshhhh. 😉
Aah! And breathe ……… Super shot.
Thank you. The smell of sea air…..
I agree about the balance of post and ripple. Just one more blip of white would have been a distraction, but this is just right.
Also, the post’s shadow points toward the ripple, for that nice and subtle compositional triangle.
Thank you! 🙂
Thanks, very much.
I didn’t know that about patches of white, Stephen. I’ve just learned something about photography, thank you!
The North Sea? Suitably disguised …..
Nicely composed and thought out.
I have two in front and two behind in frames but this was the one that said what I wanted.
What a wonderful image! I love the atmosphere! Just beautiful
Thank you! 🙂 I just wish the picture could give you the sounds too.
Great job Stephen…the composition is great. A very engaging photo! Now I want to head to the beach.
Thank you for you kind words. To go for a walk on the beach….. 🙂
absolutely gorgeous.. less is often more
Yes indeed – though in fairness there wasn’t much else I could include in the frame pointing in that direction! 😉