August 11, 2014

The Weather at the Sea

Photograph by Cedric Delves, National Geographic Your Shot

It's bracing weather for a walk on a November afternoon in the town of Deal on England's North Sea coast. "Only a few people out, a number walking the dog," writes Your Shot member Cedric Delves. "Perhaps it was the weather, but having wrapped up, most appeared to have turned inward, to thoughts, worries, and all; only the dogs seemed wholly at ease, simply out and about for the fun of it.

"I thought I would try to capture something of this. These three came from different directions, at differing speeds … Fortunately all came together: the two people deep in their thoughts, going their separate ways, but the dog at ease, even giving me a direct, open, and sort of knowing look."

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21 comments
Jun Minguez
Jun Minguez

indeed, a photo that speaks a thousand words. thanks for sharing. :)

Janice H.
Janice H.

Great shot of what looks like a very cold, windy day on the coast.     The black and white and gray shades are perfect for depicting the mood of this photo.       Lovely and simple.

Jose Melim
Jose Melim

I love this shot! The low key look, adding the scene some drama, the beautiful lights and shadows, the 3 characters attitude, all play together a role to achieve a great photowork. A great composition, too. What seems to be a composition error, man and woman leaving the framing, is another interesting point. You think about what there is beyond and why they go so hastily. Congrats on this beautiful and great photowork, Cedric.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

The photographers of' ' Your Shot' are so smart at doing their thing. and getting results such as this one with stormy skies, the walking people and that striking lil' cabin.. I almost envy them.But I enjoy most of the ones that I see, with none of the effort that goes into taking, them, so thank you again.  j.e.s.........

That looks like a Basset Hound.


Katharina Schmidt
Katharina Schmidt

it is just so natural how the people behave when there is such an uncosy weather, but better tea on.

AsAd A.
AsAd A.

Beautiful....Perfect Click..!

Brian M
Brian M

What a beautiful shot - stunning composition and mood plus room for interpretation. Thanks!

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