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I was going to post another portrait from Oman today but thought I'd continue with the beachcombing/beach theme for another day, and while this isn't as striking as the last shot I posted, in many ways I prefer it. I think that the thing I like most is about this sort of image is that the objects I find on the beach are often perfectly sculpted (for want of a better word) into their environment. In this case for example the cup is slightly buried, in a way that would be hopelessly difficult to replicate if I'd tried to stage the shot. It's not a major thing, but is one of the things that attracts me to this type of shot.

Anyway, let me know what you think – I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

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comment by Peter at 03:35 PM (GMT) on 13 December, 2010

Very simple, yes, but the texture of the sand is really nice.

comment by Dan Kaufman at 03:44 PM (GMT) on 13 December, 2010

Yes ! often I feel that as photographers we are discoverers of moments in space and time. Just as the "gift" of a gesture in a portrait, the alignment of the elements on this beach is a gift too for the briefest of moments. (plus a good bit of time to bring out its better side with Photoshop CS5 and Topaz Detail, of course.)

comment by Claus Petersen at 04:39 PM (GMT) on 13 December, 2010

A very Sandy shot, and a bit rough to get down ;-)

comment by Carlos Garcia at 10:35 PM (GMT) on 13 December, 2010

...and this particular piece is from Nightingale's minimalist collection... simple and elegant.

comment by crash at 03:52 AM (GMT) on 14 December, 2010

something so sad about this!

comment by mark / one way photo at 09:28 AM (GMT) on 14 December, 2010

I do like the simplicity of this particular shot

comment by djn1 at 06:51 PM (GMT) on 14 December, 2010

Thanks all :)

comment by D. K. Sutton at 03:28 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2010

HA! I love it! And it serves as a reminder that a good photograph can be found anywhere.

comment by Denver personal injury attorney at 01:27 PM (GMT) on 23 December, 2010

hi the cup looks missed the sand that looks like chocolate icecream..by the way thank you for the beautiful article

comment by Samar at 05:24 AM (GMT) on 29 December, 2010

Great shot!! Really like it.