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End of The West Pier , Whitby

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Just home for a few days before going back to my caravan at Whitby . Here's one from a few days ago . This is the first of many I have to process . Decided to leave the rather blurred seagull in the shot . Probably a mistake which will have to be rectified.. Many thanks for recent clicks and comments .All very much appreciated....Phil

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Title:End of The West Pier , Whitby
Username:phil99 phil99
Uploaded:5 Aug 2012 - 5:10 PM
Tags:Evening., Harbour, Harbour light, Landscape / travel, N.yorkshire, West pier, Whitby
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iancatch
iancatch  7 England45 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 5:17 PM

I like the sky but like you say not sure about the seagull. Their is good detail in the boards but I would have got lower to emphasize the boards and walked a little further back to take advantage of the curve in the pier. I took some of the same shot a few months ago in mono. On a finer point you can crouch down to get the top rail level with the horizon so it runs into the top rail which tidies up the horizontal lines.

Hope this is useful

Ian

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 5:18 PM

I'm no expert on 'scapes, but the bird works for meSmile

If it was in focus, it wouldn't haveSad


Adrian

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
5 Aug 2012 - 5:32 PM

Great pov, superb sky. Personally think the seagull is fine.

John

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7411 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 6:03 PM

The bird is about freedom, the unexpected, and the mystery of flight. It brings the image to life. For me it's the antithesis of pin-sharp feathers that say nothing more than species ID details.
Moira

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gingerdelight

I personally like that seagull Phil, and feel that it should definitely be left in! A gloriously composed and captured image, well done!
Carol

PS: love those rain clouds in the BG to the righthand side!

Last Modified By gingerdelight at 5 Aug 2012 - 6:12 PM

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 6:13 PM


Quote: I'm no expert on 'scapes, but the bird works for meSmile

If it was in focus, it wouldn't haveSad


Adrian

Have to agree with Adrian, the seagull should definitely stay Smile Carol

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 6:14 PM

The gull does indeed add a etherial quality alluded to by Moira, completely in contrast to the formality of the boards. Perhaps a small crop off of the bottom to bring the handrail into the bottom left hand corner of the image???

Nicely done sir!

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 6:39 PM

I particularly like the hint of that curve in the boards - well composed shot Phil SmileSmile
Helen

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achieverswales

Rename it after the song Phil (spirit in the sky) like the composition and exposure is spot on.

Regards

Trev.

Last Modified By achieverswales at 5 Aug 2012 - 7:06 PM

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 7:50 PM


Quote: I'm no expert on 'scapes, but the bird works for meSmile

If it was in focus, it wouldn't haveSad


Adrian

works for me as well, great sky to

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cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 - 8:17 PM

Yet another fine image from N Yorks well done Phil

Bob

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 9:51 PM

I was undecided at first, but having something in the top left helps the balance of the image, and an indistinct bird gives a certain ethereality to the scene. Nicely done, Phil.

Dave

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 10:43 PM

Agree with Dave. Wonderful detail and composition Phil
Alun

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 7:45 AM

A great shot - leads very nicely to the sea beyond and the hint of the gull works for me too

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 8:59 AM

I really love that blurred seagull ...

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 4:38 PM

I take it that they've finished the renovation work that they were doing on the end of the West Pier when I went in June? It was completely blocked off.
A fine capture, Phil, and leaving the seagull in works for me Wink
Trev Smile

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:03 PM

No I think you should leave the seagull in Phil. It helps in that biggish bit of sky.
I hope you are feeling better these days and that you are on the mend.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2012 - 10:00 PM

I think the bird should stay Phil .

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