This photograph bared many similarities to Photograph 6, in my opinion but was still different enough to warrant inclusion. It showed a real sense of progression from Photograph 6, I felt, in that now the Brighton sea, beach and sea front were clearly visible.
The similarities included the shot being taken from higher ground; looking down on proceedings. Also, the multitude of people moving along the seafront in mass portrayed with the use of a long exposure, as well as the sea being visible in the frame, although much closer this time.
I observed there were three main ‘layers’ to this image; from the intense depiction of movement in the foreground of the people walking along the seafront because of the long exposure of 15 seconds, followed by the less obvious movement of people on the beach and sitting down on benches in the middle ground. There was still movement visible in this second layer but the viewer had to look for it. Finally, Brighton pier and the sea remained relatively impassive in the distance. Altogether, for me this kept the viewer’s eye within the frame because of the layers and it also went some way in explaining the various aspects of Brighton beach.
Camera settings for Photograph 7 were:
f/11, 15 seconds, ISO 50, focal length 35mm and a 10 stop neutral density filter. A tripod and cable release were used.