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The Whitby series #18

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 3 October 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

aka - We Belong Here

A picnic rug and clothing found at Whitby beach, perhaps the owners had gone for an extra long swim. Disturbingly, a couple of teenagers were drowned at this exact spot a couple of weeks later as the incoming tide arrived with strong rip currents, eddies, and other hazards.

PENTAX K100D 1/250 second F/4.5 ISO 200 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

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CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

With the knowledge of the deaths in your mind, this simple scene probably engendered horrible thoughts in your head-not nice...but the shot is!!! Simple, well composed and mono works so well

3 Oct 2010 6:39am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

Thoughts aside, this is an excellent shot! Sand prints and "foreign objects" work wonderfully!

3 Oct 2010 6:44am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

The objects and footprints look so small,where you flying over?
Very nice shot! (terrible to know what happened later).

3 Oct 2010 10:20am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super minimalist capture Curly! Well done! ;-)

3 Oct 2010 12:30pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

I just hope this is an oversight! Good Sunday.

3 Oct 2010 1:13pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Great shot and I would get suspicious too.... who leaves their things out of sight?

3 Oct 2010 2:07pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

image with a great storyline to it.

3 Oct 2010 2:59pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot in B & W!
Love the foot prints...

3 Oct 2010 3:59pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Very cool overhead shot.....where the heck were you, when you shot this?????

3 Oct 2010 5:00pm

@Susan: I was up on the pier looking down on the sand, it isn't all that high over the beach but the lens and the angle accentuates the view.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice composition Curly.

3 Oct 2010 5:04pm

Kaddy from Mumbai, India

Nice shot. You should have increased contrast a little bit.

3 Oct 2010 5:37pm

@Kaddy: Hmm........yeah......possibly.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I like your perspective- Gives it an empty lonely feeling....Very sad about the drownings.

3 Oct 2010 5:51pm

Mici from Mississauga, Canada

Great POV, i like the shot a lot

3 Oct 2010 7:26pm

silver from k, Iran

thats a nice talking photo it is sad even without the story

3 Oct 2010 9:39pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

fantastica composición!

4 Oct 2010 12:37am

Jurgen from Sydney, Australia

interesting and thought provoking

4 Oct 2010 2:13am

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

this view point makes the clothes look like they belong to a doll. I like the positioning and the b&w.

4 Oct 2010 2:52am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

great perspective and nice post processing! I hope they were back safely...

4 Oct 2010 3:05am

dang from Atlanta, United States

I think monotone works well here too. It makes us look into the photo to understand what we see. As others said, well done shot... though sorry for the later report.

4 Oct 2010 4:05am

Julie from Easton, United States

Great shot, sad story! Nice work. The foot prints do add to the shot!

5 Oct 2010 4:21am

Julie Dorbec from Hillerød, Denmark

Like this shot a lot, it's telling a story...

5 Oct 2010 11:00am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Simple in a good sense, very effective. Took some time before I saw what the motive was. Your photo tells the story very well. Good work Curly.

6 Oct 2010 9:03am

ad fontes from Provo, United States

A great storytelling image here...nicely seen and well executed!

14 Oct 2010 4:43pm

Daniel Ramos from Ciudad Real, Spain

Hi Curly, Fantastic composition, really nice shoot. I'm afraid my English is not enough fine for express you my impressions.... I'm very impressed for the quality of your pictures. I think you'll be a excelent role model! (I'm not sure if this expression is correct) :-)

30 Mar 2011 5:43pm

@Daniel Ramos: Thanks for the visit and comment Daniel, I just hope you enjoy your time here in AM3.

PENTAX K100D
1/250 second
F/4.5
ISO 200
60 mm (35mm equiv.)

black-and-white
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