I don’t know why images have a certain colour when others taken at a similar time don’t…maybe it’s a dodgy in camera white balance thing, but all I did with this image was increase the contrast, and the yellow and blue intensified. So I left it there, I didn’t want to dull it down. Five minutes later and the blue may be replaced with a red hue or an orange hue….All picked up by the sensor for us to do with what we want….and when nature gives you something for free…I say go with it, use it and enhance it!
Still in Littlehampton! Lovely dawn air with a hint of mist and a low tide. So I couldn’t resist these abstracty patterns along the beach as well as watching the early birds getting the worms…or other foodstuffs found in the sand!
Early one morning…..Cycling down to the beach to catch the dawn light, and then the sky turned pink, and an otherwise mundane, unglamorous road next to a field and some bushes suddenly lit up… Add a tad of dawn mist and there you have it…a photographer with his tripod standing in the middle of the road annoying any early morning drivers!
From a compositional point of view I look at these photo opportunities as a freebie. It’s a pre-conceived composition that millions of photographs use all the time, just think of those iconic empty road pictures in America. Well, okay, I admit my photo doesn’t have that endless infinityesque feeling to it, but then this is Littlehampton in England, not Monument valley national park in Utah! But anyway, I have used this composition hundreds of times (probably) and they usually happen in the normal course of the day when the light just seems right. Then just plonk yourself in the middle of the road and click.