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Instructions at sea

Thanks to everybody for their comments yesterday. Today I have put something from my weekend away in good ol Brighton. I was walking along the seafront and I saw this thing (whatever it was) and decided to compose it with the pier in the background. Anybody know this red thingy is? Tell me please and its use.

So whatcha think? Does this shot float ur boat? or is it a sure sink?

Oh anybody wanna donate to the "buy Ade a new monitor fund". When I process my images on my monitor it looks different to the image I see when I view on my work PC.

Have a nice day everyone

Instructions at sea

Thanks to everybody for their comments yesterday. Today I have put something from my weekend away in good ol Brighton. I was walking along the seafront and I saw this thing (whatever it was) and decided to compose it with the pier in the background. Anybody know this red thingy is? Tell me please and its use.

So whatcha think? Does this shot float ur boat? or is it a sure sink?

Oh anybody wanna donate to the "buy Ade a new monitor fund". When I process my images on my monitor it looks different to the image I see when I view on my work PC.

Have a nice day everyone

comments (26)

It's where the life ring is kept so chavs kind find them easily to nick.

Note to self: "Never go swimming with Ade"

In terms of the photo, I'm not sure myself, I think the subjects are too far apart either in composition or in terms of the size of the pier. It's also a little lacking in atmosphere, a bit washed out. Sorry, nice concept but not as strong as your recent stuff for me.
sk: thanks dude, hey I can swim
Nice dof and good use of the rule of thirds!
sk: thanks
  • tbone
  • 5 Apr 2006, 02:35
very nice look a litle to cold to swim
sk: yea it was cold
  • Roger
  • Denton Texas USA
  • 5 Apr 2006, 03:07
Great shot. Not sure what it is but I like it.
sk: thank u Roger
nice color contrast...i really like the cloudssmile great capturesmile
sk: thanks
Nice composition. I like the contrast between the deep strong red and the DOF! Nice landscape !
sk: Thanks Sidney
  • dave
  • Australia
  • 5 Apr 2006, 05:59
love the red!
sk: thanx Dave
  • rhys
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Apr 2006, 06:49
I like the lack of people! the moody sky and red 'thing' work well. I believe the 'thing' is a life belt.
sk: Thanks
  • jlc
  • 5 Apr 2006, 08:29
Nice simply nice wink
sk: thanx
  • anda
  • 5 Apr 2006, 08:33
Beautiful "contrasto" between sky and the red thing.
sk: thanx
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 5 Apr 2006, 08:40
This thibk is just to confuse people. Just ignore it. As far as the shot goes, I think it lacks some sharpness.
sk: yea it because I used HDR to combine the different exposures, still learning how to use it properly
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 5 Apr 2006, 09:37
The red thing does indeed look like a lifebelt holder that some despicable thieves have removed to the detriment of any poor soul whose life may now be put into peril as a result. Thieving these is about as funny as blocking the path of an ambulance on an emergency call.

As for the photo, I would have taken something like this too, because it was there, and because the juxtaposition of the key elements spices it up - but not enough for more than an ordinary sea front shot. It could be used for an article in a trade magazine perhaps, concerned with lifesaving issues or mindless vandalism.

If, however, the lefebelt is INSIDE the holder, then I apologise profusely and unreservedly for my strong reaction.
sk: LOL thanks Hunter
  • Micki
  • 5 Apr 2006, 10:56
LOVE the shot, it floats my boat! Good luck on your fundraising!
sk: thank U Micki
  • Sinem
  • MK, UK
  • 5 Apr 2006, 11:00
I love the strong red tone against the muted soft blue background. If you don't mind me asking, how did you process this image? Simply beautiful.

On a different note, is it me or is Hunter an extremely funny chap?
sk: Hello lovely Sinem, i basically used HDR to combine three exposures and then selectively desaturated the float (cos the colour was too saturated), I then burnt parts of the skies to make it slightly dramatic. hope this helps. Oh yea U've been a busy blogger Sinem
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • 5 Apr 2006, 12:02
Nice, To enhance this image more, crop everything to the right of the red thingy (whaever it is). I keep seeing a better image whaen I place my hand along the screen covering that bit.

All in all, good capture and well done on the processing.

Suby
sk: thanks dude, u have a point, i just tried it
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 5 Apr 2006, 13:36
I think the pale colours of the background make the picture look dull. The subject, that red thingy, isn't particularly interesting either, IMO...
sk: it was a dull day indeed
I think Suby might be right. I think cropping off a little from the top and right would improve the photo. It's unusual to get such muted colors from you. I wonder if I'll ever adjust? smile Regards, Brent
sk: the muted colours were experiment, didn't work out too well Brent, anyho we'll rty something new tomorrow, i'm getting bored of landscapes
  • david
  • Chesham
  • 5 Apr 2006, 16:48
i like the muted colours; why does every photo have to be saturated to the max? really nice shot
  • fabrizio
  • Switzerland
  • 5 Apr 2006, 17:47
Great colours and contrast
the red and the blue
  • lee
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Apr 2006, 18:04
I quite like how the red thing is the subject but not the focal point as you have kept it small in the frame.
I'm always a sucker for objects in perspective. I like the contrast of the red color against the background.
  • nkemo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Apr 2006, 21:14
Great composition. Another great shot Asiko.
A wonderful, tranquil, pre-summer rush photo. A perfect time for the seaside. I agree with the remarks already made about cropping the image so that the red life buouy holder is in the upper right corner of the frame.
  • skee
  • skeetown UK
  • 5 Apr 2006, 22:06
A pleasant but rather boring shot! ( I'm I sounding to like the Metro newspaper critics?)
  • Azhar
  • Mumbai,India
  • 6 Apr 2006, 09:52
Looks like a painting.My favourite shot from you from all time.
I like the low key effect. Nice clouds.

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