Solitude and The Sea

New Brighton Evening
New Brighton Evening

Something of a departure from my usual image style with its characteristic density and weight; a lone fisherman on the shoreline at New Brighton. It is a four second (tripod) exposure taken under diminished early evening light last October. It immediately struck me as a classic – maybe slightly clichéd scene and composition, but one that lends itself perfectly to a ‘minimalist’ treatment. In the edit I started by preparing the image for a high-key monochrome print but was uninspired by the resultant flatness and so decided to experiment with split-toning and grain textures to create this more ethereal quality.

Original photo exif details:-

Nikon D80, 50mm, 100iso, f13, 4sec, October 25th 2014 – 16:27

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