Beach Artist

This sad and lonely man was a beach pebble artist at Bexhill in East Sussex. It was taken around 10.30 in the morning and there weren’t a huge number of people about for potential tips. Probably the reason for the dejected looking body language.

Taken with a 20mm wide-angle lens from the promenade.

The only other things to say about this picture is I like the strong back lighting to give the dynamic diagonal shadow which always works well in B&W pictures. I also needed a bit more height to get a consistent background of pebbles. If you look closely you will see the pebbles at the top of the picture are the same size as they are in the middle. That is because I cloned the sea out to get an uninterrupted line at the top of the picture. It’s also beneficial that he is wearing a light colour cap against the darker toned pebbles.

A big hello and welcome to all the new followers of my little blog.

(c) Andy Beel FRPS

2 responses to Beach Artist

  1. MariAnne says:

    You are absolutely right Andy – the low sun provides excellent lighting for the stones and textures. And your placement of his long shadow is perfect.


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