Workers on the beach along the ocean

I had an assignment in Virginia Beach recently, and has some time on my hands before I needed to head to the airport. There was no way I was going hoe without at least a quick visit to the beach to see the ocean. If my wife had been along, she’d have found the need to take off her shoes and get her feet wet.

It was just before Labor Day, and sections of the boardwalk were closed while they prepared for a festival. What caught my eye though was the¬†workers on the beach along the ocean that were assembling a scaffold. I thought the visual of all these people climbing and standing at different levels along the steel pipe structure incredibly interesting … so I grabbed a few shots.

workers scattered across steel pipes on the beach
Workers assembling a scaffold along the ocean in Virginia Beach. Larry Shapiro photo

The top image is more stark and contrasty than the image below. This was achieved by cranking up the Clarity slider in Lightroom.

workers scattered across steel pipes on the beach
Workers assembling a scaffold along the ocean in Virginia Beach. Larry Shapiro photo

The colorful mix of their clothing, the perfect geometric shapes of the steel, and the random shapes and sizes of the workers, combined to make these interesting shots. I had to wait and shoot several images to get a few where none of the workers overlapped.

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