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Boscombe Pier.... light and shade

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Taken at Boscombe Pier at Bournemouth East Beach. It is entirely possible that that the next few images will be the last ones from my EFS 10 - 22 as the camera was blown over on the tripod during a long exposure and I think I have sand in the focus ring. Its ok on auto focus but grinds like buggery on manual.... If anyone knows of a good service centre please drop me a line, I suspect its going to be expensive

Anyway I hope you like the image, I know its not perfect but with the sun almost at the end of the pier and time available was just during my lunch hour, I think I did the best I could.

Thanks to everyone that clicked or commented on yesterdays upload, it was a challenging image and partivular thanks to Dave (Whiterose1) for the time he took to upload a mod.

If I get my lens working again I'll go back and try to move the groyne or the beach huts and take some more!!!

V2 is a mono conversion.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date Taken:26 Jan 2013 - 2:29 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Boscombe Pier.... light and shade
Username:marktc marktc
Uploaded:31 Jan 2013 - 5:08 AM
Tags:Architecture, Boscombe pier
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
31 Jan 2013 - 5:11 AM

This is an excellent photo Mark ! The mono is excellent but somehow the colour works better for me - no hard colours makes this soft on the eyes Smile

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 5:19 AM

It's mono for me Mark but my real concern is your sick camera. Here's hoping somebody recommends a good service shop that won't gouge you.
Keep us posted.
-=\Walter

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 5:51 AM

A superb captured, Mark, love V.1 for the colour and textures in the wood flooring. Carol

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 - 5:58 AM

Stunning! A very well thought out shot Mark! Grin
Colour works for me! IB

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 6:20 AM

lovely shot Mark, v1 for the colour.
ant.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 6:40 AM

Both excelent Mark, not sure which I prefer. Being colour blind I often lean toward b&w but on this occasion I think the colour one just pips it....Oh I don't know, just had another look and..... call it a draw. 2 fantastic versions of a great image.

Andy

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charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 934 forum postscharlotte vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 7:34 AM

V1 for me Mark and perfect comp....sorry to hear about he lens Sad

Charlotte

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 7:47 AM

I think the sun has helped you quite nicely, Mark. Excellent symmetry off-set by the contrasting light and shade, and the shadows give the diagonal dynamic. The sun gives the extra dimension. Colour for me as well.

Dave

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 8:04 AM

You've done this very well Mark considering the difficult light. V1 for me. I hope your lens can be fixed. Have you rung Park Cameras in Burgess Hill? They may be able to advise - I do hope so.
Ann

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 8:08 AM

This is one of your best Mark, a really strong composition. The mono is very good but the colour version just wins the vote.

Albert

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 10:07 AM

This I like Mark a lot and the colour one
shame about the drop! sounds expensive!
the beach huts there are a must to photograph
especially with a wide angle!..so much colour
Lillain

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 11:01 AM

Excellent composition and effective use of light and shade.
I think the whites in the shimmering sea look blown in the mono
although it does highlight the shadows so well.
So I'm going with the colour version today.
So sorry to hear about your camera.
Do hope it won't take too long to repair but it will hurt the wallet.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54209 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 11:04 AM

Colour for me today, just because it's nice to see some colour instead of grey - weatherwise that is. Smile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 2:02 PM

I see this as an excellent light study, use of available light and a wonderful symmetrical composition-- Kudos!

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom94 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 2:28 PM

Great symmetrical simple (simple = skilled and effective!) comp which is very effective at conveying depth due to the planks leading in and the receeding symmetry of the lamps and the aisle. I think colour works better because the mono is a bit blown-out in the highlights, maybe if the overall curve was darkened? You'd get more texture from the wood that way.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 2:50 PM

The shadows make this work!
Moira

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
1 Feb 2013 - 7:12 AM


Quote: The shadows make this work!
Moira

Simply stunning.
Effrossini

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 10:47 AM

Wow........... Glad I caught up with this oneGrinGrin V1 for me, Love it!
Diane

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