Quang Phan  

Assateague Island by Quang Phan

February 2021 - Assateague Island

February 2021 - Quang Phan


About the Image(s)

I like to take pictures after a storm and on the island because the sky is very dramatic and waves are surging. To take this picture on Assateague Island, MD I walked to the tip of the island and took it when the tide was very low.

I took this photo with a focal lens 18mm, 2s, f/5, ISO 100 on Sony A7RIII. Post editing is very little using Curve adjustment.

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7 comments posted

Gary Butler   Gary Butler
From my experience I would say that you have done an excellent job with the two key ingredients of image capture - composition and lighting.For my eye, the location of the driftwood with the leading sand lines perfectly draws and holds the viewer's eye. I believe that you have done a good job, capture or post, with the contrast of the sky and that adds a nice background for the driftwood.

Well done!   Posted: 02/04/2021 09:42:08
Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Thank you Gary. I have too much enjoy Lunar New Year to forget to return to say thank to you   Posted: 02/13/2021 22:07:19
Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Thank you Gary. I have too much enjoy Lunar New Year to forget to return to say thank to you   Posted: 02/13/2021 22:07:20

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
What a barren, mood invoking scene, so creative. Beaches are rarely used for this purpose. The driftwood seems apocalyptic, surrounded by such vast emptiness. Although the distraction is minor, you might consider removing the tiny figures on the distant horizon.   Posted: 02/08/2021 21:11:29
Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Hi Charles. Your comments help me a lot to describe the right mood that I had when I took this picture. I could not write enough to express my feeling when I took this picture. Thanks for sharing thoughts   Posted: 02/13/2021 22:09:14

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
There are so many wonderful things about this image: the clouds, the sands and shapes and lines within, and the stump. One rule of thumb here would be to have the stump's upper trunks cut through the horizon. Also, if you moved slightly to the right and were lower, you would have covered the background distractions and have the V of the trunks embrace the dark clouds, which would V into the trunks. I have included a 4x5 crop where the V of the trunk is on the 1/3 line and IMHO there is more drama of the leading lines from the bottom right. But that's my eye that sees less as more.   Posted: 02/21/2021 09:30:32
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Sanat Kumar Karmakar   Sanat Kumar Karmakar
Dear Quang,
The image has much attractions to me due to the object on a vast sea shore. Dramatically overcast sky is another attraction. I am imagining that a sailor or fisherman is walking on the left side on the shore for his daily work. In such case the remain of the tree may be moved towards the seashore to keep it off-center.
As I visit sea-shore of Bay of Bengal, I had the opportunity to see this type of image on the seashore of Puri District of Orrisa province of India.
Please try to compose the picture, as I have imagined.
Thanks for extending my imaginations.   Posted: 02/25/2021 12:11:29