Peter Elliston  

The arrival by Peter Elliston

July 2021 - The arrival

About the Image(s)

This is hot off the press! Taken on July 1st this year with my iPhone for a change. Amazingly the technical data for this image is 1/3200 @f8 with ISO 32 - who knew that an iPhone could shoot like this?! I certainly didn’t. This was taken on a rare escape from the pandemic down in Exmouth which is on the south coast of the UK. It was a glorious sunny day, not too hot and a chance to stroll along the promenade next to the beaches which are part of the estuary near Exeter which leads out to the sea. There are numerous pleasure boats in this area and I saw that this one had just had just arrived and the lady on the beach in front of me was looking to see who had arrived. In many ways this is just a holiday shot but I have tried to compose it to make it a little more than that. It may not be a competition shot but they don’t always have to be and this one will certainly remind me of a very pleasant day out when you could almost forget that the pandemic had never happened.

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6 comments posted

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Another interesting shot for this month. Yeh, those iPhones have plenty of photographic capabilities packed in them! I think if you had your DSLR and could have used a compacted view, you would have been able to eliminate a lot of the open sand between the woman and the landing area. So, I cloned out a large expanse of the beach vringing the woman and the shore closer.   Posted: 07/07/2021 12:26:19
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Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
The photo capabilities of the iphones have certainly increased. They work better as cameras than phones! I like the theme and composition, but agree with Joe regarding the large open sand area. I wonder if the contrast could be increased - it looks a little flat to me.

I think there is another interesting picture here if you have enough pixels - crop just under the rocks and from the right to just before the boat - dock provides a leading line and rocks and distant shore add depth.   Posted: 07/12/2021 13:05:11

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
Nice story-telling in this image. I like Joe's version of eliminating some of the open sand. Also, some added contrast would help. There might even be some drama in the dsky using the de-haze tool.   Posted: 07/13/2021 08:07:18

Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
Summer Time! Nice photo with an iPhone. To me it's a story of her waiting for her husband to come off the boat.   Posted: 07/14/2021 19:03:36

John Hackett   John Hackett
Are we waiting for someone or observing visitors to disturb the peace.That is the feeling this gives me. The distance does not bother me as I feel it helps with the disturbing my peace scenario. All the footprints in the sand suggest that this is not that remote.   Posted: 07/16/2021 05:16:09

Marisa Fang   Marisa Fang
I think the sands, rocks, water, ship, mountains, and sky all take great portions and positions that compose a delightful scene in the summertime. However, without the people, it is simply a nice postcard. The busy people near the ship and the waiting woman added a living atmosphere to this photo. I like it. - Marisa   Posted: 07/26/2021 09:32:03