I took this photo of the Cobb at Lyme Regis because of the sea mist that was rolling in. It was rather different from other photos that I have taken there previously. In most of them, there have been too many people, and never any mist.
The Cobb always produces a nice ‘lead in’ to the photo, and in this instance it was leading out to the two lads fishing on the end of the wall, who were partially obscured by the mist. I wonder though, whether it is a bit of a nonsense to lead in to a point of focus which is actually obscured by mist. I think it may be. The small group in the middle distance are clearer, but to me are not as interesting. I suppose that I should really have tried to make the water ‘milky’ with a long exposure, but as usual, I didn’t have my tripod to hand.
I have to confess that I am a little disappointed with this image. The mist hasn’t really provided the degree of mystery that I had hoped for. Maybe it is the distraction of the moored boats the other side of the sea wall spoils it. With this in mind, I resorted to Photoshop briefly, to see whether their removal would help, though I did experience a great feeling of guilt as a result. The next image shows my efforts with the clone tool.
Any alternative suggestions on how this image could have been improved are most welcome, as long as they don’t suggest a tripod. 🙂 It is unlikely that I will ever have it with me. 😕
We found ourselves on the Cobb, in the fog, after a long day hiking the Coastal Path west of Lyme Regis. It was hot during the hike and it was really quite pleasant to spend a little time cooling down at the end of the day as the mist came in.