Defending the beach from the tide, these two old soldiers stand guard at yet another glorious day's end. Who knows how many sunsets these two old tree stumps have witnessed here on East Head at West Wittering in West Sussex, England.
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siudzi (27697) 2013-10-25 2:18
You have found another superb original POV to take spectacular sunset post! The warm lights created a lovely view on the sky supported by the water reflections. Charming tonality makes the scene really eye-catching! TFS.
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-10-25 2:34
tree stumps as a guardians of the beach-great association and title for the image!
But what´s really stunning is the view!
I really enjoy this perspective.The FG with these two poles and so lovely captured wet sand with some pebbles and BG with delightuful sunset.
Superbly composed and executed shot!
Have a nice day
Highmountains (2245) 2013-10-25 2:54
Excellent texture. The sunset captured between two stumps , the water and the muddy ground enveloped in soft colours of the dying sun, make for a beautiful composition. The minute details of the two stumps are interesting. The convey a sense of age and the passage of time. The photograph seen in totality - is not just of a sunset but a sense of timelessness, of maturity and age ...
Thanks for sharing this beautiful composition.
jhm (127883) 2013-10-25 4:05
I know these poles to the sea, always a very nice subject with the sunset in background.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
You chose a very well angle, excellent composition
Very well done, TFS.
Have a great day ahead,
snunney (72566) 2013-10-25 4:27
An apt title for this captivating image. Perfectly framed with superb light and colours. Love the detail to be observed in the wet sand.
Nicou (105629) 2013-10-25 5:47
Fantastique ces deux pieux de bois et les soleil jue entre deux et quel ciel merveilleux et ce rendu sur le plan d'eau grandiose image.
Bravo et amitié
subhendu_bagchi (20960) 2013-10-25 7:29
hi Brian, beautiful sunset photography here. Like those two old soldiers and like the sun through them. Great colour tone and it stands really well with the silhouetted figures. Nice shot. Pleasant to see. Tfs.
rychem (13553) 2013-10-25 8:55
Artistic photo, the sunset is shown in an unusual way, beautiful composition and eye catching colors
amaryllis (32051) 2013-10-25 9:52
un titre avec beaucoup d'humour de ces deux batons de bois et un superbe coucher de soleil entre ceux ci, un très bon cadrage et de jolis reflets
Romano46 (11375) 2013-10-25 12:58
in questa foto c'è tutta la bellezza della natura con i colori che il creati ci offre e le loro infinite sfumature.
Un primo piano appropiato per valorizzarlo ed una bellissima luce che spande i colori sulla battigia, tra nitidezza di altissimo livello ed un contrasto dosato a meraviglia.
Un'altra delle tue ottime foto con questo soggetto da te molto amato.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
SnapRJW (23510) 2013-10-25 22:20
Hello Brian - It takes skill to manage the light here and you have some good detail in the posts themselves while managing to balance the deep shadows with the bright horizon. A clever and unusual composition with some superb textures and sunset colour. Warm regards Rosemary
jjcordier (67146) 2013-10-25 22:57
Intéressante composition exploitant ces deux pieux-soldats avec une jolie palette de couleurs en arrière plan.
delpeoples (48568) 2013-10-26 21:48
This is a beautifully composed and executed photo. I love the burnished colours and the 2 old soldiers in silhouette. The textures on the sand are the icing on the cake. Fantastic shot, congratulations.
Have a lovely Sunday
carlo62 (19313) 2013-10-26 23:54
due elementi e un'atmosfera romantica racchiusi in una composizione bella e di grande effetto.
Il taglio verticale è perfetto, come l'esposizione ed è un vero piacere rimane a osservare questa foto.
Gigidusud (10158) 2013-10-27 15:54
Beautiful sunset composition with spendid colors, great perspective and nice reflections on the sand. I like it!
jcpix (6504) 2013-10-27 20:10
If only they could talk, yeah? :) I'm sure they've endured many things, and yet they still stand strong and proud. I'm sure they'd say "thanks" if they had the ability to do so, for having photographed them so well. A glorious moment of the receded tide and day's last light, a beautiful sunset that conveys peace and calm. I like how you've utilized these stumps to be so dominant in the composition, but not overbearing or complicated. Standing guard as it were, these two appear to have served their purpose and stood the test of time. Oh, and I really like the amount of blue colors! :) Enjoy the day ahead.
I was just reading up on St. Jude...be safe, I hope it passes quickly with no extreme damages. Wish I really could send some of the sun and clear skies your way.
papagolf21 (79512) 2013-10-28 0:43
Je me sens obligé de m'arrêter sur cette excellente prise de vue.
La beauté de cette composition est remarquable.
jemaflor (74014) 2013-10-28 9:35
Original composition to present this sunset, nice light capture with pleasant warm colors, I like also these reflections on the sand.
ChrisJ (91168) 2013-10-30 0:29
Missed this one. Good sharpness and superb framing of the setting sun between the 2 old rotting pier posts, with superb shadow detail and a nice warm cold colour contrast between the blue grey and yellow orange. The vertical frame was a good choice here to match the pylons. Tfs!
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (36972)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-25 1:27