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    Posted: 09 April 2022 at 12:53
Spent a day with Gill Moon for a land/seascape workshop on the Suffolk coast last week. Her first challenge was for me to consider and take five different views of the Scallop Shell, conceived by Suffolk-born artist Maggi Hambling and located on Aldeburgh beach as a tribute to Benjamin Britten who spent much of his life in Aldeburgh.

It was a dull day and these were taken in drizzle:

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All images taken with a7RivA and 24-70 f2.8GM, all hand held.

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#4 clearly, to my eye, the most intriguing. When new photographers ask me for one piece of advice it is always: "Work the subject." Early in my development I assigned myself the task of fifty images of one old truck. A corollary: keep going back over and over to a subject you are drawn to, you will see it differently over time. Bonneville, I am not suggesting you need this advice, I thought, perhaps, for any new photographer that looks at your post it might be helpful. The shell has many more images to be taken - a very neat subject. I hope you live close by if you are as intrigued with it as I am. Thanks for showing all five images.
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A very nice series indeed. For me #3 though.

I fully agree with your tip Roger! It usually works well for me.
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Nice series Brian, and indeeed a great exercise to have to "work" a subject. For favourites I'm torn between 2 and 4. 2 for the absolute lack of scale/environment and 4 for the side angle and lines between the sand, water and sky. Very good to leave a tiny bit of room between the top of the lying shell and the line between the water and the sand, that leaves breathing room and gives an overall very traquil mood.
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I had missed this series (and congratulations on being selected for the weekly exhibition!) and I am glad to have caught it now. I think Roger makes some wise comments, and it prompted me to revisit some shots I took a couple of years ago of the same structure. I can see myself that I needed more time to cover all the angles, something I don't always get when out with the family.

So, I'd say no 5 is my favourite, but the selected shot is good too - well done!
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