So I came by two photos on BBC, and I can't figure out what they're for, even from the competition website (I'm not affiliated).

The first (Fleswick Bay, England) is hard to grasp due to an object that appears to be a pebble, which creates a sort of illusion; the second (Blafellsa, Iceland) I'm not sure if overhead of a big area, or a macro shot.

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  • Try googling Fleswick Bay maybe? It took me here: an image of rock on the beach that's been smoothed by the sea. Stick a pebble in it on a dry day and with good light, and you might get something like Oleg's photo. – AndyT Feb 20 '20 at 15:47

The first one is supposedly a "photo ... of a stone in the sand in Fleswick Bay, England." (according to Mother Nature Network)

According to Olev's 500px page, the second one was taken with a Canon EOS 5DS R using a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 70mm, ƒ/18, 1/15s, so


They show me, and hopefully you, how

the use of selective composition of showing only part of a scene instead of the more recognizable broader scene in order to draw attention to patterns

can ( and should ) lead us to interesting and thought provoking contemplation of what we are seeing. I.E. what are they showing us ?

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