Steven Wharram, LRPS  

On the beach by Steven Wharram, LRPS

July 2021 - On the beach

About the Image(s)

This was taken about a year ago, in a break between lockdown #1 and lockdown #2. It is at one of my favourite coastal places where I stay with a friend. I like to get up early, and get down on the beach to see what I can see before the dogs and children start walking over the pristine sand.

What I did:
As usual, I've kept any manipulation to a minimum
A slight crop to maintain the main elements
Converted to B&W using Snapseed
Resized for this Group

This round’s discussion is now closed!
12 comments posted

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
The reason why I realize I had misread the assignment and what else I can stay well done and thank you for showing me the error of my UPLOAD.   Posted: 07/10/2021 03:35:27
Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
We all mis-read at times Tim. I wouldn't worry.   Posted: 07/19/2021 11:26:19

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
That is my favorite image that I've seen you submit. Great use of B&W and minimalism.   Posted: 07/10/2021 14:41:49
Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Thanks Paul. Much appreciated.   Posted: 07/19/2021 11:27:55

Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi
I think this is a good example of minimalism with a strong composition, textures, lines and shapes.

I note on my computer the clipping warnings on for highlights and blacks. You might consider reducing the highlights and brushing the top of the black weed to reduce the black. The image might have stronger visual impact by flipping it horizonally.

The eye is attracted to white and drawn to the edges of the image. You could consider a darker toned border for this image.   Posted: 07/14/2021 18:57:18
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Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Thanks Judith. I did try flipping it but felt it looked better in its natural state, with the pebbles dripping down from the seaweed, left to right.
The border I tried originally, I felt was too dark, and decided to keep with the white one I used for mounting.   Posted: 07/19/2021 11:30:31

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
What a great minimalist image. The texture of the sand makes the elements stand out so much more than a blank background. The large seaweed at the top leads our eye down at a diagonal. Nice job.   Posted: 07/18/2021 17:52:04
Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Thanks Barbara. The sweep of the pebbles to the seaweed caught my eye first.   Posted: 07/19/2021 11:27:24

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Steven, Great minimalistic image, I like the simplicity and the placing of the stones and piece of seaweed, the marks in the sand lead your eye to each of the objects, conversion to B&W really cuts down on any distractions, the sand makes an excellent background.   Posted: 07/19/2021 02:53:30
Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Thanks Wendy.   Posted: 07/19/2021 11:26:39

Fat Chen   Fat Chen
It is great to use the sand as background that enhanced the texture of image. The objects are created a leading diagonal line to point of interest. Good job !   Posted: 07/19/2021 23:49:58
Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Thank you Chen.   Posted: 07/21/2021 05:47:25