Well not quite, but the wilds of West Wittering Beach in West Sussex, England. The beach huts here are numerous, quite large and do have a strange "wild-west" atmosphere about them. Winter winds have piled up the sand around them making them look a lot like a film set from an old Hollywood western.
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dta (51454) 2013-02-12 1:54
Hello Brian ,
These colorful beac huts are very picturesque . A fine view witha superb clody sky as an attractive backdrop .
olive224 (1227) 2013-02-12 2:21
Amazing light here ;) The low POV and wide angle is very useful here to enhance this composition
Very well done ;)
kasianowak (2255) 2013-02-12 2:25
Really good idea to photograph beach huts in winter. I really like the "sand drifts" around the huts.
As always, great light management and composition.
Have a nice day
snunney (67346) 2013-02-12 3:29
It looks in need of some TLC this weather beaten beach hut, but then again that's what makes it such an interesting subject for the photographer. I like the symmetrical viewpoint and the light across the golden sands. Also, the interesting play of light across the façade. Very good rendering of the tones and textures.
tyro (13101) 2013-02-12 3:34
These beach huts certainly do not look quite so smart, well cared for and freshly painted as most which we have become accustomed to seeing in your gallery. No bright, almost wet, paint but peeling paint and decaying wood presumably due to battering from the winter wind and rain.
Your title too is very appropriate - I could just imagine Gary Cooper or John Wayne riding along in front of the buildings in this "ghost town"!
Again, your capture of the lovely oblique lighting is stunning as it gives the picture an amazing depth. Gorgeous vibrant colours, lovely light, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
Romano46 (4930) 2013-02-12 4:43
anmche oggi spiaggia e colori vivavi per ravvivare un po' questo inverno rigido.
La foto salta subito all'occhio per i colori ben saturi e per il contrasto con i colori caldi della sabbia e della vegetazione. Ottima la nitidezza, il contrasto e la luminosità.
Ciao e buona giornata
JFS (32153) 2013-02-12 5:14
Fascinating shot Brian, magicsal feel, perfectly observed. Thanks!
lousat (57674) 2013-02-12 6:27
Hi Brian,in effect you have raison,the architechtures looks like the small houses of the wild west,only the colors are a bit differents...ehehe..a great pic and a great work in PP,it seems an HDR,magnificent colors and soft details under the perfect sky for a nice work.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
rychem (9227) 2013-02-12 8:54
It makes me smile :)
Very nice small beach hut, vivid colors and nice geometric vertical and horizontal lines, well seen
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-12 8:54
I love these colors and their clarity as well as great sharpness of the picture. The composition is quite attention capturing with bright huts contrasting against the sand and sky.
Thanks for sharing
Nicou (97727) 2013-02-12 8:57
Quelle belles cabanes de plage superbe iamge et compo quelle vue et compo avec ce sable ces belles couleurs merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Waylim (22357) 2013-02-12 9:14
I do like the fact that you focus in on the the more rustic one with the peeling paint, make it more interesting photo than newly painted hut, therefore gives a more wild feeling :) I love how the blue and white strip have very much the same colors as the sky and cloud too, a happy coincidence. Good quality as always, and I like the big sky. I might have crop more off the foreground full of footprints.
jjcordier (62344) 2013-02-12 21:42
Cette cabane bicolore est un beau sujet photographique que tu as bien exploité. La lumière contribue à la beauté de l'image. Je me demande si tu n'aurais pas dû cadrer uniquement la cabane centrale dans une composition verticale?
dkmurphys (36819) 2013-02-12 22:50
Superb shadows and colors in this beach scene. I like it a lot, as usual.
yquem46 (32271) 2013-02-13 13:03
You've found a real gold mine with these colorful huts
Nothing fancy here, excepted when seen and exploited with your eyes
Best regards, good night
adores (28218) 2013-02-21 17:01
The sky is really beautiful here and you captured a very special winter atmosphere - looks like an abandoned place, with the sand around and the hut losing the colours. A good composition with the old one in the middle.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (30334)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/22
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Beach Huts [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-12 1:51