Pagham Boardwalk – Setting (Cropping) the Scene

Pagham Boardwalk

It’s the combination of lines and textures I like about my choice of image at the head of today’s post about my walk at Pagham on the south coast of England. The photo has been cropped a bit to help provide a better sense of the scene and it is the undulations of the boardwalk as it spans the shingle of the foreshore that initially attracted my eye. The horizontal lines of the boardwalk surface edged by the curves of its route across the texture of the stones and scrubby plants is what “does it” for me, but to allow my attention to focus on these elements, it was helpful also to make it monochrome and adjust the contrast.

The second monochrome image in this mid-walk collection can also be seen on Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness MM 4-3 blog post this week and required some adjustments to make me happy with it. While I liked the composition, the colour version just wasn’t “doing it” for me and it took a change to monochrome and a high increase in the blacks before I arrived at a good representation the sense of the place in my memory. The vibrant colour of the place during this walk can be seen in the other images below.


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  1. Truly wonderful photos here, Alastair. The lines and curves of the boardwalk do have a more pronounced expression in the B/W. And the colors of the sea, and your other photos, are equally as delightful. I enjoyed this walk, thank you.

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