Alan Brown's picture


A young boy wanders down a beach enveloped in sea fog, happily oblivious to the conditions that surround him.
A furtive glance asks a question only he can answer.

55mm · f/8 · 1/400 · ISO 100
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Tony Hetherington's picture

I really do like your style Alan because it,s a style all your own and so many of your images have the same quality about them...they say such a lot in such a simple and quiet way...brilliant and I,m a big fan 😁

Alan Brown's picture

Hey, thanks Tony. I really appreciate your generous comments - your encouragement I motivating.

Mike Young's picture

For me the negative space, the isolated subject and the softness combine into a really excellent shot.

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks Mike, much appreciated.

Chris Jablonski's picture

One of your best, Alan, and that's saying something. Very powerful, in all its simplicity. The subtlest details of the boy's pose and direction he's looking matter a great deal here, and they convey the oblvion in the title, as well as an adult's sense of the kid's vulnerability for me, as he seems to be so totally absorbed in his exploration. The subtle tones convey the misty warm atmosphere, and the composition is spot-on. Well done.

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks Chris, your thoughtful analysis is appreciated as always.

Vijay Mewada's picture

Hi Alan. Extremely interesting storytelling. Very good composition with faded unidentifieble horizon.

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks Vijay!

krohenzo's picture

This is one of those shots that deserves a great big wall with lots of negative space. Great work Alan.

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks Paul - much appreciated!

Deleted Account's picture

This is stunning, Alan

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks so much William.
With the sun filtering through incoming sea fog it would have been hard not to get a picture-worthy shot with such fantastic lighting.

Deleted Account's picture

I see echoes of my own responses in the response you just gave. You 100% earned this one.