Having received some valued comment on this post I decided to follow the advice and experiment a little with different crops. These images are the result.
This first image is a literal interpretation of the advice received. I think the 18×6 ‘letterbox’ crop works well enough, but I find the incomplete chalet on the right spoils the overall result for me. Personally, I think that I needed to loose the right hand chalet completely, this possibly being the advice intended. This results in the 16×7 crop shown below.
I’ve also done the same crop on the colour version because I have found that a good few people opt for colour in preference to B&W. Tradition also tends to suggest that colour is preferred for ‘beach hut’ photographs.
Having gone through this exercise, I think I prefer the second B&W image in this series. I would be very pleased to hear the opinions of anyone else who has looked at these two posts, so please feel free to comment.