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The pier at Santa Monica California is a great place to come and watch the sunset. It is a bit of a challenge to photograph because so many elements change so quickly. The wheel was turning at different rates, the sand getting wet and drying out, etc.

But I wanted everything just right in a single photo. And after about 20 minutes it finally came together. The exposure time was long enough to catch the wheel as it rotated exactly one spoke along, creating the impression of a lot of movement. The sand was just wet enough to reflect the wheel and the sky, and so on. I changed the settings so much that it was like playing a video game!

1.3 second exposure @F18 with ND grad 0.9

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 17-40 @24
Recording media:RAW ISO 100
Title:Santa Monica Spin
Username:PatrickSmith PatrickSmith
Uploaded:12 Mar 2007 - 2:43 PM
Tags:Architecture, California, General, Landscape / travel, Pier, Santa monica
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Jou©o
Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
12 Mar 2007 - 2:44 PM

Haa! FIRST ; )

20 minutes is a lifetime to me...LOL...

Love that spinning wheel..........
And the tones are different now...love them too...

Jouko

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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9882 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 2:44 PM

What a cracking shot its what I would call perfect very well captured
Neil

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 8John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 2:46 PM

Good wet sand reflections and wonderful tones in that setting evening sky. Has a great feel to it. Well composed.

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TrevorPlumbe
TrevorPlumbe e2 Member 860 forum postsTrevorPlumbe vcard England
12 Mar 2007 - 2:46 PM

Beautiful shot,little while since we were there but brought back memories

Trevor

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 2:46 PM

That big wheel looks great, Patrick, but the combination with the sea and sky makes the image even more complete.

Conrad

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POOCHIE
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12 Mar 2007 - 2:47 PM

Love this, what a great shot lots of nice detail.

Pooch.

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clevercloggs
12 Mar 2007 - 2:47 PM

like the steel blue colour in particular. good photo of this pier.

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Declanworld
12 Mar 2007 - 2:51 PM

Nice reflective light and colour.

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UserRemoved
12 Mar 2007 - 2:52 PM

Magnificent shot, as always, Patrick, love the glossy sheen on the water.
John

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HowardA
HowardA  7231 forum posts
12 Mar 2007 - 2:52 PM

As you yourself said Patrick - 'it's all there'! The timing on the waves is spot on...just enough to give you that reflection you were after.
Howard

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 2:54 PM

It may have been quite a bit of messing about, but the image looks great

The wheel does indeed convey a nice sense of motion and the reflections do look great

I also like the other areas of detail such as the light trails from the 'pirate ship' and the movement from the clouds

Cheers, Sean

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Mike Gray
Mike Gray  10382 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 - 2:59 PM

Just like everything about it Patrick.
Well captured.

Mike

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MikeBonsall
12 Mar 2007 - 3:00 PM

The fairground wheel reflection is a nice touch.

AND you managed to get some clouds Patrick Smile

Mike

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richardwheel
12 Mar 2007 - 3:01 PM

The water looks a little on the blue side to me (probably because we have mucky brown seas here), but apart from that it's very good indeed.

rich

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MediumSizeUnavailable

very good again Patrick. Only nibble for me here is the large blue canvas being a bit too dominating and spoiling it a bit (allthough the reflection of it looks kinda nice). Still, very good

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Pete67
Pete67  7 England
12 Mar 2007 - 3:04 PM

I agree with everyone else.
Great shot

Pete M.

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton e2 Member 10144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 3:04 PM

Nice --i remember your night shot!

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PatrickSmith
12 Mar 2007 - 3:05 PM

Thanks for your comments!

LOL Jouko, you are quick today. Yes, 20 minutes is a long time to be in one place when the light was good the entire time and so many things are happening at once. And the SoCal tones are different from the NorCal tones sometimes.

I liked it too John, though it only lasted for a few seconds at a time.

Good spot Sean, it is the pirate ship ride just as it reached its peak.

LOL Mike.. finally some clouds!

Interesting Koen. I wonder how this would look in B&W? I have have a go at it.

Good memory Kim. I had to go back with the new camera to get some shots with better resolution.

Patrick

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ian walker
12 Mar 2007 - 3:07 PM

cracker - as always

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 3:15 PM

Beauty of a shot Patrick!

Lisa

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114491 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 3:20 PM

Have a feeling this is going to be another surefire winner Patrick, and rightly so, what a cracking piece of work it is, now if I could get the same effect with my wildlife shots I think I'd be a happy man....LOL

Ade Smile

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p100
p100  9 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 - 3:26 PM

Beautiful, great control and colours.

Mal

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The_Collector
12 Mar 2007 - 3:27 PM

Well worth all the fiddling Patrick, a splendid image.

Darren

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corfs
corfs  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 3:40 PM

Another amazing image. Love the reflections in the wet sand, and the bold colours of the fairground contrasting against the more subtle sky and foreground. Caroline.

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tull
tull  11181 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 - 3:40 PM

Awesome capture of the highest standard Patrick.

Mark.

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PatrickSmith
12 Mar 2007 - 3:44 PM

Thanks for your comments!

Not always Ian, you should see the stuff I throw out!

LOL Ade, I can see how difficult it is to try to capture a moving animal!

Patrick

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MediumSizeUnavailable

just to avoid misunderstanding Patrick. the colour of the canvas doesn't bother me. It's rather the sheer size and blunt shape of it. Still a good photo though (and besides, I know nothing about these things anyway ;o)

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PatrickSmith
12 Mar 2007 - 3:52 PM

LOL Koen, that's it then... I'm deleting my portfolio! But actually, I'm curious about B&W, as it does draw the eye to different parts of an image than colour. The patterns in the sky and sand might become stronger. I'm not quite proficient enough yet to upload a B&W but we will see...

Patrick

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CP_01
CP_01  9
12 Mar 2007 - 3:56 PM

This is wonderful! wow...

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guitarman74uk
12 Mar 2007 - 4:00 PM

nice sharp,beautiful picture

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stevenb
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12 Mar 2007 - 4:21 PM

Cracking shot Patrick, well worth the waite.

Bill

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debster
debster  10693 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 4:22 PM

What a stunner Patrick!! I particularly like the reflections in the wet sand and the movement in the big wheel!

Debbie

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 4:26 PM

Hi Patrick,
Amazing light,timing,action,angles and exposure.The reflections are outstanding and they are dreamlike,you never fail to amaze.Take care.AnnSmile

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BURNBLUE
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12 Mar 2007 - 4:35 PM

Very nice Patrick, as always stylish and intelligent in approach.

Simon.

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paulstefan
12 Mar 2007 - 4:36 PM

Just looked at the large version and that wheel looks like it's coming out the image! The dark line behind it looks like a shadow on the photo. Cool!
;-D

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aitchbrown
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12 Mar 2007 - 4:45 PM

Fabulous Patrick, you always manage to make such spectacular images and I love that icy blue in the fg. Wonderful. helen

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Slaterm
Slaterm  8496 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 5:01 PM

well thought out image - looks great. Particularly like the motion you captured in the wheel

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 5:17 PM

The wheel almost looks like a cutout with a drop shadow behind it. Reflections and water movement finish it perfectly.

Paul

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G73photography
12 Mar 2007 - 5:57 PM

amazing image, G

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PatrickSmith
12 Mar 2007 - 6:05 PM

Thanks for looking in!

I liked the sand too Debbie. I had to get that part right. It would only be like that for a couple of seconds at a time.

LOL - Paul and um.. Paul, the shadow is actually from the motion of the chairs and the people in them. It did make a good effect.

Patrick

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Adrian_Reynolds
12 Mar 2007 - 6:09 PM

Beautiful light captured on the sands Patrick, love the scene beyond, fine image, Adrian

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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
12 Mar 2007 - 6:12 PM

this is stunning pat

daz

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 6:14 PM

Love the soft tones and the interest captured by the wheel.Superb.
Tom.

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jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
12 Mar 2007 - 6:27 PM

And as usually it paid off your efforts, wish I could learn to get patient

Peter

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dionne
dionne  1029 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 - 6:44 PM

Wonderful, wonderful colours and reflections in this. Love it!

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kengreen
kengreen  10 Sweden
12 Mar 2007 - 6:48 PM

Interesting shot having made the various elements included all work together well. I always enjoy reading the way you describe the work/fun put into every image you capture. Great work and well worth your patience.
Ken

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12 Mar 2007 - 6:59 PM

Excellent work again. Love the slow shutter speed, it really provides movement and drama throughout the image. Great stuff.
Alan.

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12 Mar 2007 - 7:10 PM

Worth the wait Patrick, that's what I call dedication to your art. Love the colours in this and the reflection in the wet sand.

Malcolm

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12 Mar 2007 - 7:14 PM

Outstanding shot Patrick.
Paul

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12 Mar 2007 - 7:31 PM

Fantastic shot Patrick. Shutter speed seems to be just about perfect for the water and the wheel. Beautiful colours.
Ron

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BertC  729 forum posts Malta
12 Mar 2007 - 7:32 PM

Fantastic work Patrick ... spells out quality.
Bert

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AngelaR
AngelaR  9155 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 - 7:36 PM

This is so good Patrick - wonderful sea, sky and just made for me by the wheel!

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Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 7:37 PM

lots of good detail Patrick

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 7:38 PM

It has all been said-- but I like this image even as much-- and it does not look like you took too much of a risk!

to capture it!

LOL

Should you want a dog portrait done-- Hmm--- maybe we could make a trade? LOL!

Jennnnnnn

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sunshot  9 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 - 7:45 PM

nowt to say patrick!!!!!!!!!! it's already been said, excellent photography.

marc.

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ian walker
12 Mar 2007 - 7:53 PM

i imagine that the stuff you throw is better than the stuff i keep Smile

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liparig  10233 forum posts United States
12 Mar 2007 - 7:58 PM

fantastic I love the way you captured the wheel and although it spinning you still have lots of detail. Amazing well done
Joe

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 8:14 PM

Great stuff Patrick, like the subtle tones and reflections.

Mark.

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12 Mar 2007 - 8:22 PM

Like the glossy FG ....very nice.

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TheImagepoint
12 Mar 2007 - 8:38 PM

I have been here too..I like the way you captured the smooth water over the sand..and the wheel spinning adds that special mood..so quiet, and so calm for the overall image........I was wondering how long it took you to wait for that sky.......
alex

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shutter speed
12 Mar 2007 - 8:38 PM

Has all the right ingredients this Patrick, excellent piece of photography.

You could go back and do another version ……….. With you doing your famous Gormley impersonation!!

Regards Ian.

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12 Mar 2007 - 8:44 PM

Awesome photography Patrick, your work is always so inspirational. Quality.

Regards Tony

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dp  10163 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 9:00 PM

Very nice Patrick, worth all the fiddling about.


Dave

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mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 9:02 PM

Ah, Santa Monica pier, I remember it well. I had a lengthy conversation with a lazy brown pelican. cracking exposure Patrick
Mike

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12 Mar 2007 - 9:08 PM

Nice one again Patrick..and thanks for your encouraging comments
Chris

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PatrickSmith
12 Mar 2007 - 9:15 PM

Thanks for looking!

Peter, you could be jsut as patient. Just enjoy being out in nature and don't worry about if you get the shot you want.

LOL Malcolm, or maybe obsession?

Yes Jennn, this was not too risky. I had shorts and bare feet so I just let myself get wet in between shots. And the waves were small. I wish my dog were still alive, then I would want a portrait, but he's gone now...

I don't know about that Ian (walker), I throw out some bad stuff!

Thansk Joe, it was just because of the exposure time. Not too long or short.

Cathy, I wonder if a glossy print would be too glossy.

LOL - Ian (shutter speed), I wonder how that would look?

Thanks Tony.

Mike, I saw a few pelicans here too.

Patrick

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12 Mar 2007 - 9:20 PM

wow - lovely!
i have a question though - how did that shadow come behind the wheel?

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shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 9:30 PM

Stunning as usual, your timing is impecable, bet you didnt have to run from the waves!!.....jojo

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PatrickSmith
12 Mar 2007 - 9:35 PM

Varun, the shadow is actually from the motion of the chairs and the people in them. It does look like a shadow though.

No Jojo, they were small so I just stood there with the tripod legs deeply buried as the waves swept by.

Patrick

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DP_Imagery e2 Member 9DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 9:59 PM

Superbly composed and timed - as if I should be surprised coming from you Wink Really love the colours too. Excellent. Bruce

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Possum  7148 forum posts England
12 Mar 2007 - 10:08 PM

What strikes me more than anything is that, despite the movement and the knowledge that there's a lot going on on the pier, there is such an air of tranquillity here. I think it has much to do with the quiet wave motion and those luminescent silver and blue tones. I like it lots.
Allie

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simon butterworth
12 Mar 2007 - 10:35 PM

A fabulous dynamic image again, tons of interest and beautiful colours.

Simon

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martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 10:35 PM

Seems to me to be an image very much of 2 halves. There is the hustle & bustle and noise of the fairground on the right and the calm, lonely feel of the beach on the left and foreground.

Could get lost in this! Worth your effort to get right.
Not very dangerous for you though is it Patrick? No vast incoming waves, no slippery rocks, no prickly thorny bushes!!LOL

Martin

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Chamberlain
13 Mar 2007 - 4:26 AM

Hey Patrick, I have past by this place a million times and have never stopped to photograph it. This inspires me to do so. I like the motion you have captured and the reflections in the sand. For at least the next week, we are expecting a plain, clear sky down here in southern California. I hope you are getting some weather up north.

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chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 - 5:27 AM

such beautiful colours and reflections, what a master you are
chris

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PatrickSmith
13 Mar 2007 - 5:50 AM

Thanks for looking!

Yes Allie, relatively speaking, it was a soft and rather tranquil evening. the waves were low and there was little wind.

Sorry Martin, I shed no blood for this one!

No weather here Dennis. It was clear and about 86 (30c) at my house today. And warm and clear for the rest of the week it appears. We may get a little summer type fog on Wednesday at the coast.

Maybe someday Chris, though I don't think it is possible to master photography!

Patrick

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13 Mar 2007 - 7:40 AM

All been said Patrick!
A wonderful image!

gill

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13 Mar 2007 - 7:50 AM

Gorgeous colours and reflections. Love the movement that you've captured in the big wheel there too.....fantastic work.

Ali

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thearmsofvenusdemilo

Raw talent at its best

Colin

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Gaz_H
Gaz_H  8150 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2007 - 12:54 PM

Its all been said, lovely capture and that wheel is great.

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xinia  954 forum posts
13 Mar 2007 - 1:24 PM

indeed that wheel does look as if its really spinning...again a lot of thought behind the capture

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
13 Mar 2007 - 1:57 PM

Wonderful image Patrick - Tricia and I stood right alongside that wheel last year

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canongirl08
13 Mar 2007 - 3:05 PM

Stunning capture Patrick!
Love the colours and reflections
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pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2007 - 3:12 PM

Definatley worth the wait Patrick, superb work, as I have grown to expect from you!

Rgds
Paul

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una  10 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 - 3:26 PM

Stunning shot, fantastic PF.
Una.

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Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2007 - 4:45 PM

this is an absolute corker Patrick, give it a week or so and it might do well for you LOL.






CLIX

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VintageRed
13 Mar 2007 - 5:30 PM

I really admire your attention to detail Patrick. For me this was a good image but the spinning wheel has made it a very good one. Excellent work as always.
Nick

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colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2007 - 5:48 PM

Great shot, Patrick. Brings back memories of our trip two years ago.
Colin

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Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2007 - 7:07 PM

What can you say ? superb!!!!!!

Brian.................

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scott_jessuk
13 Mar 2007 - 8:51 PM

Very impressive work as always Patrick, excellent lighting and great composition you have gone for.

Scott

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ESP  726 forum posts England
13 Mar 2007 - 9:57 PM

Unbelievably after 8 months on this site ..I have never seen any of your shots.........What a revelation and pleasure is has been to come across your OUTSTANDING portfolio !!

Stunning photography , beautifully taken and superbly presented

Going for a lie down ...your work's just about knocked me out!!!!

Sara

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phototime  8 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 - 11:00 PM

Agree with Esara your work is outstanding Patrick and this is one of them,wonderful work.


Mo.

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2007 - 12:53 AM

A stunning capture.

Trish x

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14 Mar 2007 - 1:25 AM

Just perfect in every way.

Paul

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PatrickSmith
14 Mar 2007 - 3:28 AM

Thanks for your comments!

LOL Colin (thearmsofvenusdemilo), raw talent for sure, but I'm working on it!

Thanks Nick. It was difficult to make a short exposure look like a long one on the spinning wheel.

Thanks Sara. We probably just upload at different times. It happens to me too.

Patrick

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gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2007 - 5:08 AM

Patrick, another fantastic shot. My wife, Sue said you should consider my vote as two votes because she would vote for this shot if she were a member of ePz. -=Walter (and Sue)

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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Mar 2007 - 12:55 PM

lol....this looks familiar, you had a nice sky for this Pat and i like the reflections in the wet sand too, i thought you had to wait for one complete revolution of the wheel to get this effect where you can't see the individual spokes, obviously not.

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jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2007 - 1:41 PM

Playing catch-up after the weekend away - this is a super shot Patrick.. the colours and the movement of the Big Wheel are fab.

Jeanie

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Chant57 e2 Member 8371 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2007 - 3:13 PM

Super shot Patrick. After reading your comment in the forum " I just want to go to the beach and bring back what I saw" - mission accomplished here.
C

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mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2007 - 3:25 PM

While I am in your portfolio - I just need to say 'wow'

Mattw

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Kris_Dutson
14 Mar 2007 - 6:12 PM

They let you park on the beach in Santa Monica then Pat?

Sorry couldn't resist either. Wink

Nicely exposed and balanced.

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Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2007 - 7:11 PM

Another eye pleaser Patrick, I like the blue tones and the reflections but my favourite part is the movement captured on that wheel!

Sarah Smile

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PatrickSmith
14 Mar 2007 - 7:44 PM

Thanks for your comments!

Walter and Sue, I'm glad you like it considering this is in your back yard almost.

Yes Terry, you can tell how little the wheel rotated by looking just above and the the right of the hub. That little stretched light trail tells you. Excatly one spoke does the job. Then you can get a short exposure.

Thanks C!

LOL Kris. Did I mention that I shot this from the car window with no beanbag?

Thanks Sarah.

Patrick

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chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England239 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2007 - 9:22 PM

Blimey,it's a long way down here Patrick..lol
I think you got it right here Patrick,composition,exposure & subject matter.
I like the reflections & the ice blue tones in the water.
No risky stuff here for a change Dangerman!
Janet

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15 Mar 2007 - 4:17 PM

excellent image !! love everything about it !

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TonyA
TonyA  9 Spain
15 Mar 2007 - 6:22 PM

Superb image, Patrick. It marvels me how you can handle so many comments on your magnificent photos.

Antonio

PS I visited your Web page a few days back and found it fantastic. It was a pleasure to view and will be back some time later. Congratulations on all of your work and thanks for your comments. I would like you to be a little more critical because I have a lot to learn yet.

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PatrickSmith
15 Mar 2007 - 8:30 PM

LOL Janet, this had little danger in it. The water would get about 1 foot from the camera when I buried the tripod in the water though.

Thanks Christian.

I'm not sure Antonio. I just reply here and browse the galleries a lot! More critique? LOL - Okay, you asked for it!

Patrick

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
15 Mar 2007 - 9:42 PM

Superb, Patrick, love the pastel colours and the spin on that wheely thing ;0) very well captured - see you don't have to have rocks really LOL

Mari Smile

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looboss  73124 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2007 - 12:35 PM

Superb image! come to expect nothing less from you Smile

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megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
17 Mar 2007 - 5:53 PM

Very Nice Patrick,
Really like this shot, Luv how the how carnival scene just stands out!
Colours are Brilliant!

Hope you're having a Fun St. Patty's Day....Cheers,
Suzan Smile

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evelen  9 England
17 Mar 2007 - 6:32 PM

excellent shot as allways.
eve.

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MikeA
MikeA  91166 forum posts England
17 Mar 2007 - 7:12 PM

A very busy shot Patrick but the composition leads the eye around well, the wheel looks as though it is in 3D.

MikeA

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17 Mar 2007 - 11:54 PM

Late again (I have a valid excuse this time). Lovely sky and reflections on the wet sand, and the wheel looks like it is really motoring.

Nigel

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18 Mar 2007 - 9:01 AM

worth the wait - looks geat

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tripodted e2 Member 930 forum poststripodted vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2007 - 3:40 PM

Great shot, Patrick. I love the movement in the wheel and colours in the wet sand.
Ted

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19 Mar 2007 - 6:39 AM

Well worth the wait and we are rewarded for it. Great detail. Well taken. John

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PatrickSmith
19 Mar 2007 - 1:31 PM

Thanks for looking!

LOL Mari, I think there is a little pebble on the left side..

It was good Suzan! Though I spent my time moving large rocks from a neighbor's yard.

That's okay Nigel, I've been behind too.

Patrick

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focused-photography

Fantastic again.

Carsten

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davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2007 - 5:58 PM

Good shooting Patrick

Dave

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ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2007 - 7:44 PM

Beautiful tones and colour, nicely exposed.

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Bluke
Bluke  9303 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2007 - 10:12 AM

all been said... QUALITY WORK..
Babs

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2007 - 6:56 PM

An outstanding beachscape Patrick, excellent colours, composition and movement in the wheel. The pier and the big wheel are nearly as impressive as the Central pier and wagon wheel at Blackpool! lol

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jan 1  10 Netherlands
28 Mar 2007 - 10:03 AM

You posted pictures from it before, didn't you, Patrick.
This is a beauty aswell, must be seen in Large.!
Jan

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MartaHari  7 Spain1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2007 - 9:39 PM

genus at work - worth every single vote it got, and many, many more

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Sweetpea
Sweetpea  8 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2007 - 3:44 AM

Hi Pat
Hope you are well. Have just come back from a visit to Calif and had a glimpse of this as we drove around, but we weren't able to stop sadly. Just as well probably as anything I took would have been put to shame by theis. Fab as always!
Sweetpea Smile

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PatrickSmith
4 Oct 2007 - 3:11 AM

Thanks for looking!

Hi Sweetpea,

I hope you had a great time. Where did you go?

Patrick

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