Photographer's Note

Many people think of North Africa as an always-hot place, but in winter it can be as cold as many parts of southern Europe. This is Boujaffar Beach at Sousse, one of Tunisia’s most popular beach resorts, on the day after Christmas - deserted because it is so cold (it was windy too, as can be seen from the spray off the tops of the waves). In the summer, Boujaffar Beach is jam-packed with European and Tunisian tourists, but in winter the beach parasols are the only evidence of its summer appeal.

I cropped this into a panoramic shot and also cropped out a couple of people walking along the sand (in thick winter coats) in the left of the frame. This removed the only foreground objects that gave the beach parasols any scale, after which I thought they looked like giant mushrooms sprouting from the white sand.

Usual PP: adjusted levels, contrast, saturation and USM.

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