Weekly #650 - The Seaside Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 05/01/2020
Judge: davidwozhere

Entries of late have been a bit sparse so I have chosen a topic we will all have in our archives. Or you can take a fresh one if you like even though it's a bit cold!
But it must have been taken with a Pentax camera or an accepted clone.
Competition Entries

davidwozhere

Link Posted 06/01/2020 - 02:16
I asked for it with that topic! This is a great selection with something to please everyone. 1st and 2nd were a real problem as I loved them both.

Kyleakin by John Riley
Beautifully composed harbour scene with lovely deep colours. You can almost smell the sea air.

Beach by Nigelk
I can see how the object of this semi abstract was to present a series of stripes from the gently breaking waves to the tarmac(?) of the promenade. It's a great abstract but it doesnt quite convey "seaside".

Hythe beach in October by EricD1306
The steely glint of the October sunlight coupled with the low key mono treatment captures the mood of the 'out-of-season' seaside very well. The composition is a nice classic thirds job with the figures on the left nicely preventing the eye from sliding off the scene.

The Riders by Perspicador
This had the potential to be a good shot but it has been overexposed somehow, making it slightly washed out. The composition is generally good and I like the gentle action that has been caught - but it is almost chopped off at the bottom.

Scarborough Rock by JAK
How more 'seaside' can you get? An eyecatching simple composition, again using the classic thirds.

Lincolnshire Donkeys by mr.mellow
Another classic 'seaside' subject exchanging the horses for donkeys but this time perfectly exposed. It could do with a little bit more space around it though to provide some more environment for a very nice composition.

Rainbow over Balcary Bay by Johnwnjr
Now that is really unusual - to capture an entire rainbow from one end to the other. It's a lovely bright picture but the composition has had to play second fiddle to the star player in this particular case so that it all fits into the frame.

Bournemouth pier Panorama by wozfromcov
He's crammed it all in here. The amusement park, the steep cliff approaches, the cliff, the pavillions, the hotels, the multicoloured dots of people on the beach. The pier is almost a bit-player! All that is missing is the ice cream van (and that strange, inviting smell that comes from them).

Puerto Limon Sunset by USAEagle
It's a beautifully taken coastal sunset that is certainly 'Limon' but does it say 'seaside'? If someone does a sunset theme then put it in !

High and dry on Fairlie beach by TylerD
Amazing treatment. I found myself asking if this too was 'seaside'? and finally admitted it since we have all looked at boats pulled up at the seaside. The only bit I don't like (because I don't understand it) is the horizontal splatter going from near the bow to the strakes. Is it an artefact of the treatment? It has nothing to do with the waterline since that is clearly painted white.

Southport Pier by LancashireLad
This is an amazing picture. How can anybody manage to make Southport Pier attractive? (Have you been there?)
I love the depth of colour here and the simplicity of the composition. The use of the pier to block the sun itself is either clever or fortuitous as it permits all those lovely horizontal lines of waves that are echoed by the structure. The horizon is but a fragment off level - but I'll forgive that.

Lone Fisherman by vic cross
Great action shot and wonderful opportunity with those crashing waves. It all demands a fast shutter speed. ISO 80, 1/30th and 130mm guarantee it will be fuzzy.

Cape Recife Lighthouse by Noelcmn
Absolutely gorgeous. Cloudscape, Seascape, Landscape and Seaside all rolled up together. Even the colours are playing along. If that were by a 'Dutch Master' it would be worth a fortune.

By the Seaside by Russtopher
A lovely advertisement for Portra. If you had told me this was the south coast of the UK I would have believed you.
Allowing that the shadows have gone very dark that is still a fantastic range of tones that have been managed exceptionally well. My jury is still out on the seabird; others will probably like it but it's a great composition too.

Late evening surfers by Retsoor
Given the height of the sun it isn't quite that late but it has helped to cut it out of the frame, enabling a wonderful colouring to the entire scene. Other than the cliff, which is in shadow anyway, almost every detail has been well preserved right across the tonal spectrum.

Off to the Mount by mikeprotts
This is a great documentary shot of an unusual vehicle being used for an unusual purpose. It is quite clear from the photograph what it is for. It doesn't say 'seaside' though.

Whiteford Point walkers by petedaviesphoto
The K5 and that lens are not to be sneezed at. This is a lovely, open scene in a nice sweeping composition that is bounded by very neat 'stoppers' on either side. Its absolute simplicity makes it easy to keep on looking at it which means you get rewardded by seeing more and more little details.

1st Southport Pier by LancashireLad
2nd Cape Recife Lighthouse by Noelcmn
3rd Bournemouth pier by wozfromcov - for its sheer 'seasidiness'!
HC
Hythe in October by EricD1306
By the Seaside by Russtopher
Late evening surfers by retsoor

LancashireLad - it's all yours!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link

Perspicador

Link Posted 06/01/2020 - 06:22
davidwozhere wrote:
I asked for it with that topic! This is a great selection with something to please everyone. 1st and 2nd were a real problem as I loved them both.

Kyleakin by John Riley
Beautifully composed harbour scene with lovely deep colours. You can almost smell the sea air.

Beach by Nigelk
I can see how the object of this semi abstract was to present a series of stripes from the gently breaking waves to the tarmac(?) of the promenade. It's a great abstract but it doesnt quite convey "seaside".

Hythe beach in October by EricD1306
The steely glint of the October sunlight coupled with the low key mono treatment captures the mood of the 'out-of-season' seaside very well. The composition is a nice classic thirds job with the figures on the left nicely preventing the eye from sliding off the scene.

The Riders by Perspicador
This had the potential to be a good shot but it has been overexposed somehow, making it slightly washed out. The composition is generally good and I like the gentle action that has been caught - but it is almost chopped off at the bottom.

Scarborough Rock by JAK
How more 'seaside' can you get? An eyecatching simple composition, again using the classic thirds.

Lincolnshire Donkeys by mr.mellow
Another classic 'seaside' subject exchanging the horses for donkeys but this time perfectly exposed. It could do with a little bit more space around it though to provide some more environment for a very nice composition.

Rainbow over Balcary Bay by Johnwnjr
Now that is really unusual - to capture an entire rainbow from one end to the other. It's a lovely bright picture but the composition has had to play second fiddle to the star player in this particular case so that it all fits into the frame.

Bournemouth pier Panorama by wozfromcov
He's crammed it all in here. The amusement park, the steep cliff approaches, the cliff, the pavillions, the hotels, the multicoloured dots of people on the beach. The pier is almost a bit-player! All that is missing is the ice cream van (and that strange, inviting smell that comes from them).

Puerto Limon Sunset by USAEagle
It's a beautifully taken coastal sunset that is certainly 'Limon' but does it say 'seaside'? If someone does a sunset theme then put it in !

High and dry on Fairlie beach by TylerD
Amazing treatment. I found myself asking if this too was 'seaside'? and finally admitted it since we have all looked at boats pulled up at the seaside. The only bit I don't like (because I don't understand it) is the horizontal splatter going from near the bow to the strakes. Is it an artefact of the treatment? It has nothing to do with the waterline since that is clearly painted white.

Southport Pier by LancashireLad
This is an amazing picture. How can anybody manage to make Southport Pier attractive? (Have you been there?)
I love the depth of colour here and the simplicity of the composition. The use of the pier to block the sun itself is either clever or fortuitous as it permits all those lovely horizontal lines of waves that are echoed by the structure. The horizon is but a fragment off level - but I'll forgive that.

Lone Fisherman by vic cross
Great action shot and wonderful opportunity with those crashing waves. It all demands a fast shutter speed. ISO 80, 1/30th and 130mm guarantee it will be fuzzy.

Cape Recife Lighthouse by Noelcmn
Absolutely gorgeous. Cloudscape, Seascape, Landscape and Seaside all rolled up together. Even the colours are playing along. If that were by a 'Dutch Master' it would be worth a fortune.

By the Seaside by Russtopher
A lovely advertisement for Portra. If you had told me this was the south coast of the UK I would have believed you.
Allowing that the shadows have gone very dark that is still a fantastic range of tones that have been managed exceptionally well. My jury is still out on the seabird; others will probably like it but it's a great composition too.

Late evening surfers by Retsoor
Given the height of the sun it isn't quite that late but it has helped to cut it out of the frame, enabling a wonderful colouring to the entire scene. Other than the cliff, which is in shadow anyway, almost every detail has been well preserved right across the tonal spectrum.

Off to the Mount by mikeprotts
This is a great documentary shot of an unusual vehicle being used for an unusual purpose. It is quite clear from the photograph what it is for. It doesn't say 'seaside' though.

Whiteford Point walkers by petedaviesphoto
The K5 and that lens are not to be sneezed at. This is a lovely, open scene in a nice sweeping composition that is bounded by very neat 'stoppers' on either side. Its absolute simplicity makes it easy to keep on looking at it which means you get rewardded by seeing more and more little details.

1st Southport Pier by LancashireLad
2nd Cape Recife Lighthouse by Noelcmn
3rd Bournemouth pier by wozfromcov - for its sheer 'seasidiness'!
HC
Hythe in October by EricD1306
By the Seaside by Russtopher
Late evening surfers by retsoor

LancashireLad - it's all yours!

It is almost chopped off at the vottom but it is Not xhopped off at the vottom. Please! I am not responsible for the cropping that goes on on this site. It left my file in good nick. What is going on?

Nigelk

Link Posted 06/01/2020 - 11:02
Good competition thank you davidwozhere and for the judging, lovely to see so many entries. Congratulations to LancashireLad for the lovely winning shot and to the placed and HC's.

Noelcmn

Link Posted 06/01/2020 - 14:12
Cracking winning image-congrats LancashireLad. And extended to my fellow placed Wozfromcov and the HC's EricD1306, Russtopher and Retsoor. Very pleased to get the coveted 2nd spot! Thanks davidwozhere, a wonderful delightful challenge you had here, and for the judging with C&C's.
Link Posted 06/01/2020 - 19:59
Thanks David for the competition, a good subject to bring cheer at this time of year and thanks for the HC. Congrats to LancashireLad for 1st spot and to Noelcmn and wozfromcov for 2nd and 3rd and the other HC's. Some very good photos

davidwozhere

Link Posted 06/01/2020 - 23:47
For Perspicador...... I have flagged your comment to the team because, if the site IS indeed chopping bits off it needs to be seen to. I can only judge what is before me.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link
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