B and I just arrived at the beach in South Carolina. We'll be here for two weeks, seeing B's son and grandson, who live nearby in Charleston . . . and, well, enjoying the sand and the surf and the little beach town and, hopefully, some warm weather.
So I picked for my photography theme: November at the Beach.
Ultimately, I have to put together a portfolio of about a dozen photos that encapsulate the feel of the beach at this time of year -- the Carolina beach after the season is over, after the crowds go home.
So I'm asking for your help. I have a few photos here. Can you tell me in the comment section which of the two photos you like better? Or, please let me know if you don't like either of them -- be honest because I'll have to show these photos to my teacher and the rest of the class ... and, you know, I don't want to embarrass myself by presenting lousy photos. One problem with beach pictures is that they tend toward the cliche -- the setting sun, the breaking waves, the pretty flowers. Of course, a lot of what makes a good picture is not the subject matter, but how you look at it, the point of view.
So anyway, if you'd do me the favor, please let me know which you like better . . . Number 1:
Or Number 2:
I know, the photos are similar. But which captures the mood better? Or, again please be honest, are they both boring or too familiar?
How about Number 3:
Or Number 4? They cover the same subject, but they are somewhat different, aren't they? Which one speaks to you better, No. 3 or No. 4?
How about this look at a beach road, with the shadows . . . You like Number 5 better:
Or this one, Number 6, which is a road of a different kind . . .
And then I've got a closeup of a shell. Number 7 shows the shell through the water.
But does Number 8, with the shadow, seem better than No. 7 -- or are they both kinda boring?
And finally, which of these three do you like best . . . all playing with the late-in-the-day shadows. Number 9:
Or Number 10:
Or Number 11:
I appreciate your "votes" and thank you for your help. If you think this is fun, I'll show more photos later in the week. If it's not fun . . . well then, I'll just bug B with my photos. She's stuck here with me for two weeks and can't get away!