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Red Umbrella

A single umbrella on the beach at Ocean Grove

19 total reviews 
Comment from suffolkbrian

First of all you have a good eye to see the red umbrella and to use these window panes to frame it,but do think it needed 1to be more prominent but can see that might have been difficult because of the distance in the subject and 2 think the glass slightly distorts or alters the clarity of the umbrella,but that aside well done for thinking outside the box for this,shows your thinking differently and that can only bbe a good thing...brian

 Comment Written 24-Apr-2017

reply by the author on 24-Apr-2017
    Thank you. This is one of those spur of the moment shots, as so many are. I try to take advantage when something strikes my fancy.
Comment from Joek1973

I like the way you framed this picture through a window. Seeing a single umbrella out on the beach with no one else in sight makes you think about how wonderful it was to get out and steal the moment with no distractions.

 Comment Written 22-Apr-2017

reply by the author on 23-Apr-2017
    Thank you so much for your thoughts, time and comments. Nothing like a beach on a beautiful spring day!
Comment from MKFlood

interesting capture. the angle of the shot of the beach, red umbrella, sea view and skyview looking thru the window is great. the capture of the light is great. the clarity is great. the image is balanced and eye appealing to the viewer. good eye and great job overall

 Comment Written 22-Apr-2017

reply by the author on 23-Apr-2017
    Thank you so much. This was just a lucky shot, in that I noticed the umbrella while lunching and that I had a camera with me. Your specific comments are much appreciated.
Comment from jimchaney

Framing and composition are excellent. Story telling ability is extremely varied. A lot of different stories could come from this one photo. Great balance between each of the elements. Lighting is very good.

 Comment Written 22-Apr-2017

reply by the author on 23-Apr-2017
    Thank you. I also thought that this picture would make a good story.
Comment from Susan F. M. T.

A beautiful picture of the view over the beach as seen thorough the window the red umbrella catching the eye & drawing the eye into the picture & out to sea. Wondering who set up the umbrella & where were they now. Beautiful composition framing & lighting, taken with superb camera techniques & sharp focus.

 Comment Written 21-Apr-2017

reply by the author on 23-Apr-2017
    Thanks for your oh so nice comments. I appreciate them very much.
Comment from Sean T Phelan

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That's a really nice looking picture,my friend!
The single umbrella out on the beach and the empty horizon in the distance project a romantically 'lonely' tone and the unusual 'through the window' viewpoint adds to the image's interest and appeal!
A really 'Good Show' here,my friend!

 Comment Written 21-Apr-2017

reply by the author on 21-Apr-2017
    Thank you so much. I've always liked this picture. It's very much off-season Jersey shore.
reply by Sean T Phelan on 21-Apr-2017
    You're very welcome,Anne! It's a great looking scene!
Comment from GaliaG

Nice use of the window lines to separate the frame into several photos, but the red umbrella should be bigger in the frame if it is the main subject

thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 21-Apr-2017

reply by the author on 21-Apr-2017
Comment from michiganmike

A very nice shot. The umbrella is nicely placed in that large window. I like the way the windows break up the scene. The colors are excellent and the reflection in these windows is beautiful.

 Comment Written 19-Apr-2017

reply by the author on 19-Apr-2017
    What reflection? Thanks. It was just a quick shot with a basic camera. I only did a little tweaking today.
Comment from El-mundo

A lovely capture of the serene beach with the defiant, lone individual determined to get their fill!! nice approach taking it through the window which adds a covert effect to it, and good clarity and colour - nice photo.

 Comment Written 19-Apr-2017

reply by the author on 19-Apr-2017
    Thank you. This was a view from a restaurant that, unfortunately, is no longer there.
Comment from Dick Lee Shia

Creative concept.
Innovative approach. Imaginative presentation.
Striking subject but it's way too distant & cute that it's overpowered by these window lines & wall!
An almost dead centered horizon is tilting to the left.
Diffused focusing.
Please contact Tom as there's no large scale image for clarity comparison.
This has a painterly feel.
Good perspective & long depth of field...
Well lit.
Thanks for sharing...

 Comment Written 19-Apr-2017

reply by the author on 19-Apr-2017
    Thanks for the heads up on the missing image.
    This is an older shot, and just a basic older digital camera or maybe even film. Thanks for your review.