There’s not much in this photo. Well actually there are a hell of a lot really, pebbles that is. No, what I mean is that there is not a lot of actual ‘content’ in the image. When I saw it, I liked the diagonal human tracks travelling through the frame and disappearing over the top, and thought that the piece of driftwood was just enough to balance the image and make it a worthy picture. I think the main flaw with this picture is the position of the sun and the fact that it doesn’t cast enough shadow into the tracks. I would have liked to make the tracks stand out a bit more using post processing, but I couldn’t work out how to do this without spoiling the texture of the pebbles. Any tips for increasing the contrast in the tracks without changing the current appearance of the pebbles would be well received.
This was shot on the south side of the Chesil Bank, not far from the Isle of Portland.