You can use your camera flash to highlight the main subject in the foreground. Because this shot was taken mid-day, the ocean was extremely bright. I’m glad that the background is considerably washed out, and this was intentional. Too much background detail would detract from the bike’s details. Experiment with flash output. This is easy enough to do nowadays with the instant review of shots in the LCD of your digital camera. Once you have the balance you are looking for, by reviewing your photos at the scene, stick with that level of flash output.
(c) 2005 Nawfal Nur
I was so grateful that I had my camera on the day I spotted this scene. An old bike just sitting next to the edge of the sea. With this scene and the background being very bright, you can do a couple of things to bring out the details of your main subject, in this photo, the main subject of course is the old bike.