Randolph Shine  

Skin Cancer Happy Place by Randolph Shine

September 2021 - Skin Cancer Happy Place

September 2021 - Randolph Shine


About the Image(s)

Walking out on the Deerfield Beach pier and saw these two sunbathers. I wonder if, in 30 years, while at their doctor's office, they will remember this beautiful day laying on the beach.

1/1250, F14 ISO 400, !$@mm on a 18-270mmlens, Canon 70D

4 comments posted

Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
Randolph, I like the edits you made to this photograph. I also like the angle of the photograph as it leads one into it. Great street "beach" photography! Let's hope they had sunscreen on!   Posted: 09/04/2021 10:06:10

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Randolph, The composition works well with the diagonal line that those 2 sunbathers laying on the beach to get a suntan. I like the way you included some coarse and rough sand on the top of the image that indicated the presence of some people there before.
Those 2 ladies have beautiful bodies, and I believe that they know how to protect themselves from skin cancer. They just need some vitamin "sea" when they are at the beach.

  Posted: 09/05/2021 05:30:14

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Hello Randy,

I see you have branched off into a new realm of photographic interests; street photography beachside!

I think you did an excellent job of presenting this new genre for yourself. I was curious how popular beach photography was, and I found one photo site on the internet with over 7,000 photographs of people on the beach in swimsuits!! I was amazed. You also live in a thriving community of beachgoers, so why not.

I think you did an excellent job of capturing your subjects. There are no distractions (nothing is exposed that anyone would take offense to), and as Kieu-Hanh said, you included coarse and rough sand, which adds to the story of the day. With the seashells in the sand, I know this is at an ocean.

The swimsuit colors are vibrant and accurate to what I would expect in hue and tone. The skin tones also appear natural. The ladies seem to be well-positioned on the rule of thirds.

If I were to ask for any change, it would be to capture more of the red blanket on the left side of the frame. Or, consider a bit of ocean view to add to the story.

I also agree with Kieu-Hanh; I am sure they use plenty of sunscreen.

Glad you are having fun!

LT   Posted: 09/05/2021 16:36:54

Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
Your title says it all! Not an appealing place for me, sand and sun, ick. lol. I'm very pasty white but no wrinkles from not much sun exposure, fools people all the time!
I would like to see the edge of the red blanket on the left, and some water in the background, but they could be far from the water too.   Posted: 09/23/2021 13:15:51


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