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Crosby Beach

NIKON D40 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 21 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tim from high desert, United States

Hmm, you consistently post fabulous images, but this isn't one of them. Graphically/compositionally uninteresting, processing feels muddy, doesn't evoke any mood or feeling or tell a story, horizon might be straight but it feels crooked. None of those things are necessary, but it needs to work on some level. I can see how you were maybe attracted to the sweeping curve of the water and the sky.

12 Apr 2010 5:59am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Love your pictures...GREAT!!!

12 Apr 2010 6:03am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Fantastic shot! Nice B&W!

12 Apr 2010 8:13am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Fantastic tonality in the foreground water. Nice work!

12 Apr 2010 8:34am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Love the contrast and lead-in curve.

12 Apr 2010 12:35pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

one of your great strengths is your understanding of rules and when / how to break them. Initially I thought the horizon was off and you'd done it and got away with it again...but it's not.
This image works for me because of the sexy lighting, that sweeping curve and the pylon type object which is vertical, fixes the eye and tells you that the horizon is true.
Me likes!

12 Apr 2010 8:30pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition with the curved path of water really taking the eyes right into the distance with it! fantastic contrast as well! the horizon is straight once you use the reference point of the object in the distance and also if you follow the horizon line just over the shore... i like it as well!

13 Apr 2010 2:27am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the curve of the river.

13 Apr 2010 1:07pm

foto-rolero54 from Belgium

Fantastic shot!

13 Apr 2010 5:26pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Perfect compo!

14 Apr 2010 11:18am

Arturo Lopez from Toronto, Canada

As said before, rules exist to break them out... well done with this shot

15 Apr 2010 8:05pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Excellent shot!

16 Apr 2010 3:22am

Pet from Brno, Czech Republic

I love the curve, especially it's smooth and glossy 'structure' contrasting with the soil

16 Apr 2010 6:08am

1/250 second
ISO 200
21 mm (35mm equiv.)