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This is the second of two shots of this structure. In some ways I think I prefer the previous one – it seemed much bleaker – but I also like this one too. As always I'd be interested to hear your thoughts, either about this one or about how you think the two compare.

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comment by Nicki at 10:27 AM (GMT) on 22 October, 2008

Realy interesting, better than the first one. I like the combination of colors, the beach (sand) looks like soft stoned texture! Well done ^^

comment by Justin Photis at 10:36 AM (GMT) on 22 October, 2008

It was obviously your intention to put the two contrastnig shots together because I much prefer the 2nd shot as it's more of what I like about your photography, it seems to have a mild toning effect applied ? Yesterday's is bleaker, but also feels more untouched by you CS3 fingers and for that reason, for me, I prefer todays.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 12:52 PM (GMT) on 22 October, 2008

The shore is just so captivating to me... I love both. The world seems to have a greenish tint in this photo. The endless perspective is awesome.

comment by shooter at 01:13 PM (GMT) on 22 October, 2008

One of my favourite locations....
I think both are strong images the framing and your undoubted processing skills have emphasised the contrasting possible narrative within each shot. As for which is best I guess that would depend on your mood at the time of viewing, I actually think they would sit well together hung in the same room....

comment by E y e V i s i o n at 08:08 PM (GMT) on 22 October, 2008

I like this one more because of the texture of the sand and the shape of the wave in the foreground.

comment by Thatch at 09:09 PM (GMT) on 22 October, 2008

Like it Dave, the out of focus stones are a bit distracting but not that much it spoils the image ;)

comment by David Chabashvili at 05:30 AM (GMT) on 23 October, 2008

Much more interesting texture on water here, but I personally like the previous one more.

comment by Mark at 06:52 AM (GMT) on 23 October, 2008

The more rigid composition and straight lines of this image fit well with the oddly calm, flat sea - I prefer this to yesterdays more dynamic pic. Your sea/beachscapes always fill me with the urge to move to the coast.

comment by michael at 09:18 AM (GMT) on 23 October, 2008

The sand at the bottom looks like it came from a different photo and was photoshopped in =)

comment by Adrian Hudson at 10:41 AM (GMT) on 23 October, 2008

I like the previous image much more than this. I like the smoother texture, the more distant viewpoint and the aspect ratio more in that image. This structure is more enigmatic when you can't see it in detail, in close up it loses its air of mystery. The one thing about the previous image that I wish was not there, is the bouy in the distance.

comment by jelb at 04:05 PM (GMT) on 23 October, 2008

Stunning effect..well done shot..Bravo!

comment by aurore at 07:46 PM (GMT) on 23 October, 2008

j'aime ce genre de cadrage, ces teintes, cette atmosphère, cette photo me parle plus que des mots et j'adore!

comment by djn1 at 09:00 PM (GMT) on 23 October, 2008

Thanks all.

Justin: yes, this was toned using a Curve.

comment by dewaun.simmons at 08:42 PM (GMT) on 8 November, 2008

I really like the simplicity of this composition. You seem to be able to do that a lot -- leaves lots of room for the imagination and nothing in your shots to clutter up my mind. That's fabulous photography!