Lifeguard packing up at the end of a cold rainy day at the end of May (start of summer). The lifeguard probably sat there all day with nobody to safeguard. However, I did observe some hardy folk having an early morning swim in the cold and rainy weather.
"The council employs up to 26 seasonal beach lifeguards from the end of May to the first weekend of September
The main role of the lifeguard service is to safeguard the public who use the sea and Brighton & Hove beaches. Lifeguards also provide assistance with first aid, finding lost children, tourist information and enforcing by-laws."
ISO 500 , 1/60 sec
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rigoletto (33749) 2014-01-17 3:54
hi trevor. i like this rich photo, seemingly simple yet full of details to observe. the foreground is so charming with two flags and the working lifeguard, while the background is a moody landscape with mist. the composition is well balanced and pleasant to the eye.
Royaldevon (23402) 2014-01-17 7:01
You have certainly captured a mood here that shows why the lifeguard is packing up! The day is grey, there is a mist rolling in from the sea, the flags are flapping in the wind and the beach looks deserted.
You have a nice composition, using the rule of thirds.
I just wonder whether it would have been possible to angle your shot a little more by moving around to right. In that way, it may have been possible to get the pier coming out from the beach and making it a more effective lead.
Have a lovely w/e,
holmertz (33489) 2014-01-17 10:17
Ännu en mycket bra bild. Förgrunden är väl balanserad, intresseväckande och med fint matchande färger. Piren i bakgrunden är berömd men känns väldigt ovan för en skandinav. I det disiga vädret verkar det inte vara så många besökare där.
Jag ser att du nu presenterar dig med en viking och en dalahäst. Vad har du för koppling till Sverige?
Subhogen (3162) 2014-01-18 3:27
An excellent DL shot with a nice backdrop. The colourful and bright FG is balancing the soft BG very nicely. The lifeguard is having a leisurely day with such weather conditions. Nice one with natural colours and light.
Thanks for sharing.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-19 2:24
A beautiful composition here with bright colors in the fg and the dock against a soft blue bg. The flags and the lifeguard are nicely placed in the frame. Wonderful details captured with great clarity.
A very well taken shot, Tfs.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (1796)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: United Kingdom
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-17 2:32