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Beached Even

Posted by
Maxine (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 29 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I took this as leaving the beach at the Ashley river mouth, looking back down the coast towards where the car was parked under the distant trees. The amount of beached driftwood and flotsam was considerable after the Winter seas, but this image looked nothing special until i made it B&W, the clouds picked out immediately and the whole scene transformed, i like this one a lot now.

I do not always get to check my site every day , so i apologise for not commenting immediately,but i do generally check in 3-5 times a week so your comments are always viewed and appreciated. Thank you for checking out my photos, please give constructive criticism as i want to learn from you wonderful people.

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Hello Max, lovely to see your page again and these are some lovely dramatic clouds. Thanks for the post on the page today, missed you too sweetie! :o)

29 Oct 2008 6:30am

@Kylie Greenan: thanks Kylie, gosh its nice to say that again!!!

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Wonderful B&W Max:-) Those clouds are just stunning:-) Hope we get to catch up soon:-)

29 Oct 2008 6:37am

@Linerberry: Hi c, yes the 3rd is the day, even if we dont hear from D.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Some images are much stronger in B&W and this one is great for it, the clouds are very impressive!

29 Oct 2008 6:48am

@Monique: Thankyou Monique! It looks so much better in B&W.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

The beach seems to big a big one. The dynamic of the perspective is great made both by the elements of the beach and the shape of the clouds.

29 Oct 2008 7:05am

@akarui: It is a narrow beach because of a lagoon on the back side of it, but NZ is surrounded by beach so we are used to it. I am so glad you liked this one Akurui.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

It reminds me the first pages of the "Dark Tower" by Stephen King. Great treatment.

29 Oct 2008 7:51am

@Calusarus: ohhh great comment Calusarus! Thankyou!

Kenton from Calgary, Canada

Great shot! I especially like the very thin fog around the trees.

29 Oct 2008 7:36pm

@Kenton: Yes the fog really did not show up until i put it into B&W! Thanks Kenton.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

the clouds do stand out in this, what a beautiful B&W piece love the fain mist of fog around the tree's

29 Oct 2008 9:30pm

@JJ: Many thanks JJ !

willow from Chelsea, United States

I agree - the B&W makes this image special. I like the dark debris on the beach and its contrast with the clouds.

29 Oct 2008 10:27pm

@willow: Thankyou Willow it is fascinating how some images just respond so well to B&W.

Charles from New York, United States

I like the Black and White too.. Looks like footprints walking in the foreground. Very nice.

30 Oct 2008 10:08pm

@Charles: Yes my footprints, you are the first one to notice them! thanks Charles.