During this shoot at Red Bank, I also noted a few potential signs or representation of nature/wildlife images.
Quite frequently during this shoot, I spotted markings or footprints that demonstrated the presence of an animal(s) searching through different pools of water. Some contained dead crabs, but there was one that featured a fairly large, living crab who seemed alarmed by my interest. Despite this, I was able to produce a reasonable image of it hiding beneath the nearby vegetation.
A more subtle example was the sign of a single ladybird resting upon the remains of an oily, buckled jacket submerged within the water. It created a surprisingly aesthetic composition, representing a sense of scale with it.
Finally, I noted a solitary amongst miles of empty sands by the sea, again, it was this sense of scale and also the oddity of the situation that created a solid composition.
Overall, I believe that this was a successful shoot in produce a few fairly simple wildlife images.
I will now begin the process of the reviewing edits of these recent landscape and wildlife images to see which I felt were some of the most successful examples.
I will update my progress.
For my final coastal location during my shoots for my NMP, I visited Red Bank.
My original intentions were to visit Hest Bank, but I was unable to find, after a great deal of searching. Whilst searching further along the coast in Bolton Le Sands, I came across an unknown site known as Red Bank.
Amongst my other images, I utilised this as an opportunity to develop a series of landscape images. I experimented with a variety of different composition, often emphasising a distinct feature of the environment, following the flow of the water and representing a variation of different tones, colours and geological characteristics.
Some of these were a closer look at the way oils moved through the water near the waters edge.
Many represented distinctive breaks in the clouds that illuminated the shore creating a very distinct aesthetic quality to the images.
Overall, I was pleased the resulting landscape images, many of which I feel are a strong representation of a coastal scene.
During my visit to Knotts End, I was also able to produce a series of wildlife images.
Initially, this followed the presence of several crab pools, within which there were examples of both living and dead crabs within each, surrounded by marine litter. Working through water proved to be a challenging experience, however, whilst experimenting with different focal points, I was able to produce a few detailed examples.
Rather remarkably, I also found several more jellyfish washed up by the shore, these examples were even more concerning example of the effects of water pollution as they were covered in oil. These made for impacting examples of wildlife images.
Overall, I believe that this series offers a potential selection of wildlife images.
My next coastal location on my list for my NMP was Knotts End, during which I also produced a series of landscape images.
The main emphasis of this was the representation of interactive shots, following several wind-surfers nearby passing cruise/cargo ships.
I found that there was a fairly distinct visual dynamic occurring between these two events, creating an interesting composition. This was complemented by the softened features, again, cloud cover acting as a diffuser upon the environment.
I also noted a few abandoned objects including an old boat and the bow of a ship submerged within the water.
Overall, I believe that these landscapes were successful in their representation of Knotts End.
I will update my progress.