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A Different Day at the Seaside

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by RovingMike, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Prompted by Smartiepants' excellent set, I 'll put up some of my quick visits to Weston-S-Mare and Bournemouth weekend before last. Decided to do a theme of "Late Season" rather than the familiar seaside out of season and looking sad. So idea was sun is still shining, but people are mostly gone:

    [​IMG]_9080969mono by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_9060935mono by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_9060904mono by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    Rest here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rovingmike/albums/72157710775568937/with/48707261647/
     
  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    The Winter Gardens Pavilion works wonderfully in mono with that cloud - very "winter" even in September!
     
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  3. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    I do like coastal work and these are what I like.
     
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  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Thanks yes the cloud was amazing and I knew it would work well in mono. Still can't decide if upright isn't better?

    [​IMG]_9060908mono by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
     
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  5. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Oh that's great! I wouldn't say one is better than the other but I've rarely seen the same scene look so different between the two orientations.
     
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  6. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    As usual, Pete took the words out of my mouth. Very different feel.
     
  7. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Got to agree with Pete, upright it's a very different picture...

    If I didn't know better I'd fear it was the Great Fire of Bournemouth...:eek:
     
  8. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Yes that's what I saw, but it is Weston. I did a lot of work in conversion to make sure the roof and cloud didn't merge.
     
  9. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Shows you how long it's been since I went to Bournemouth...:oops:
     
  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Me too with both. Had been many years.
     
  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  12. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Love 2 and 4 of that second set, both for different reasons, but lovely shots.
     
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  13. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Well they're the real "seeing eye" shots, I think. :)
     
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    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

  15. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Maybe not, but I like it. I might like it more in colour but guess it's quite complex then. I love the moment of confusion where I thought the Ice Creams were sitting at the table.
     
  16. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Well it is very bold and bright in colour, but I though more a part of a high summer idea than off-season.
     
  17. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    No.2 of the second set is just wonderful, so much to love about that shot, I really like the numbers 1 then 2 and then the three deckchairs.
     
  18. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Must say, I never thought of that at the time, I was too busy waiting for him to turn this way. But then I realised the first one I shot was better (or not?). The deckchairs were just underlining that no-one was around.

    [​IMG]_9210375mono by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
     
  19. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I prefer the original, something about him looking through the window out of the frame makes it more enjoyable. But it may be anchoring (liking the first one because I saw it first!)

    Both work though.
     
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  20. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    They do look so lonely. And the chap looks like he was expecting a busy day in the first shot, poor fella, it tells such a great story!
     
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