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Thank you for all the comments yesterday! I am feeling much better today.

This umbrella is part of a wedding arrangement on the beach in Santa Barbara. We just stumbled upon this. It was not the wedding we were attending. I cloned out a small army of people cluttering up the beach on the right, but thought that picking up the umbrella theme in the background on the left would enhance the shot. 

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Thank you for all the comments yesterday! I am feeling much better today.

This umbrella is part of a wedding arrangement on the beach in Santa Barbara. We just stumbled upon this. It was not the wedding we were attending. I cloned out a small army of people cluttering up the beach on the right, but thought that picking up the umbrella theme in the background on the left would enhance the shot. 

comments (18)

  • Aussie
  • Brisbane and back on nights
  • 18 Oct 2007, 00:39
Looks more like it should be carried by a female, rather than on the beach. Very delicate in contrast to the other one.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Oct 2007, 00:58
Lovely!
Looks to me like you are up to tricks, Martin. The umbrella looks suspiciously like the miniature ones that are used to decorate fancy drinks, and is that a "wedding guest" rock taking advantage of the shade?
Martin: LOL, caught red handed! I really shot this in my sandbox smile I think the wedding guests decided that high heels work marginally better on grass than sand and abandoned this site to roving photographers in sandals and of course the wedding rock with the delicate skin.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 18 Oct 2007, 02:44
simple and superb!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 18 Oct 2007, 07:16
LOL at Ray because I was thinking the same thing. "HEY, who took my umbrella!"

The tones are deep and rich, the sand and sky together, aided by the splash of umbrella colors. Good eye, Martin.
I like this very much. I like the horizontal bands of colour and different texture. Love the angle and colour of the umbrella. (:o)
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Oct 2007, 08:04
Ray is so funny, love the richness in this shot Martin. The parosol looks very lonely as if it's been abandoned. Nice one.
it looks to me as the last sunny day on the beach.. let's enjoy it before the winter comes!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Oct 2007, 12:26
I first thought it is a huge sand cocktail with that umbrella.

Excellent picture, composition and clone.
Really stong pic Martin, I like it all and the commentswink
That's great Martin, and what a blue sky !
It looks like a giant version of those paper ones they used to put in drinks. Nice shot Martin you've sorted out the contrast superbly.
  • Roland
  • France
  • 18 Oct 2007, 18:55
I can't explain why, but I really do like your pictures Martin. Thank's a lot !
I think you made a wise choice there on getting rid of the people but keeping the other umbrellas.

Yeah, i'm not usually a fan of using photoshop filters, but i did that one & liked it. If i do use the filters i usually do alot more work than just one click. I used photoshop to try to give my photos a different feel, i often try to give my photos a non digital feel (or as this one was today something playful) - except on the pinholes, they are left untouched in less its to darken the blacks b/c my scanner does not do a good job at that.
beautiful colors...
  • miu*
  • USA
  • 18 Oct 2007, 21:16
Such a lovely umbrella!
I often saw these umbrellas in Japan.It's Japanese like!smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Oct 2007, 21:43
Martin, great one, I always love to look at your pictures, this one is very colourfull the umbrella-story LOL smile
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 18 Oct 2007, 22:14
Very nice shot. Is it night?
the oriental style umbrella really makes a nice change and its real cool slicing thru the horizon

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