That's extremely considerate of you William. And, the kind words are appreciated very much about the critiques. I do a lot of critique, I enjoy it immensely, and I think it is useful to every artist no matter their experience. I spend a great deal of time with other artists showing and critiquing photography. And therefore you can be absolutely certain that I have indeed, a very "stout heart," and zero artistic fear. Thank you.
I will second William's comments and have already been the beneficiary of some of your critiqes--keep 'em coming!
As for Beach Sand, I can see something very playful here. The colorful towels seemed out of place until I looked closer and noticed the male and female bathing suits; it was kind of a
moment. On the other hand, I found myself wanting to rise up and see what was over the dune with that fabulous piece of driftwood pointing the way and up into the terrific overcast. Without the towels, maybe a little more exposure? Ah, perhaps a hint of HDR
Hope that's not offensive. A cool image.