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The weatherman says it could be a good sunrise so I drive the hour orso up to Southwold to find he was wrong. Actually, not so much wrong as about 2 hours out! Anyway I had just about given up with the pierand was moving off to the beach huts as the sky looked promising in the distance, when Terry, who is the manager of the pier, arrived for work and turned the lights on the near building. I decided to fit a ND filter to slow the exposure and take a shot of the pier rather than a sunrise with the pier in it, if you see what I am saying. The slow exposure and the grey conditions have worked rather well as a background to the main subject I feel.
Then again.... Wink

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:10-20mm
Recording media:100ISO RAW, 0.6 ND grad and a 0.9 ND Lee
Title:The Pier
Username:dp dp
Uploaded:7 Jan 2007 - 8:58 PM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel, Pier, Southwold
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Graysters
Graysters  9
7 Jan 2007 - 9:02 PM

Great Picture Lots Of atmosphere
Graham

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2007 - 9:02 PM

Shows that working in dull conditions can result in crackers like this.

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Attwellr
Attwellr  8
7 Jan 2007 - 9:05 PM

What a great shot. well taken, Riich

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dp  10163 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2007 - 9:05 PM

Thanks Smile

Dave

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2007 - 9:13 PM

Like the foreground in this the pebbles look very effective through the velvety water

The pier also looks very good the way it seems to go on and on, well composed

Sean

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dp  10163 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2007 - 9:18 PM

Thanks Sean. Its certainly not an original subject, its been photographed much better by others on here, Chriscj for one. I have never shot this viewpoint before though and was pleased with this considering the conditions.

Dave

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telfordtrio
7 Jan 2007 - 9:21 PM

I love this shot, especially the look of the sea, it's really quite spooky. Click. Jayne

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GregorP
GregorP  9 Slovenia
7 Jan 2007 - 9:29 PM

Paradise on Earth... Smile

GregorP

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2007 - 9:55 PM

6 comments and 26 clicks? If anything goes to show that a fine image can be made despite the lack of good light, then it's this. This rates up there with the best of this subject, Dave, not least because you've turned the poor light to your advantage by creating a soft, understated image that still has great levels of depth and interest. The interior lights are a great touch.

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dp  10163 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2007 - 10:04 PM

Thanks Jayne and Gregor.

Appreciate your comments Ian, maybe people dont feel like typing this evening, work tomorrow for most! Appreciate everyones clicks and for looking.

Dave

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Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2007 - 10:05 PM

It's the composition and the exposure make this a winner Dave. I reckon B&W would look good too.

Chris

Weather has been rubbish all weekend, so I decided on night photography just to get out for a bit.

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dp  10163 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2007 - 10:12 PM

Thanks Chris, I've done a b&w conversion as well, will probably post at some point.
No what you mean about the weather, its got to break soon!

Dave

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clive burrow
clive burrow e2 Member 1071 forum postsclive burrow vcard United Kingdom
7 Jan 2007 - 10:15 PM

Pleased to be no.30 Dave.

Clive

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2007 - 10:41 PM

Done well here Dave, to get a good shot out of what you could have considered a bad day.

Martin

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cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2007 - 10:52 PM

Well Worth the drive, despite the weather.

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Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2007 - 10:56 PM


Quote: No what you mean about the weather, its got to break soon

Tomorrow I reckon because I can't go out.

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dp  10163 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2007 - 6:51 AM

Lol!!!

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
8 Jan 2007 - 7:36 AM

Lovely soft, delicate feel to this.....

Ali

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rhiw_com
rhiw_com  8
8 Jan 2007 - 8:06 AM

It's worked very well Dave, the light on the pier really makes this shot. Great photography.

Rg Tony

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John_Duckett
8 Jan 2007 - 9:44 AM

Dave, total agree with your description. This is a great image of the pier made by the lights being on and the great timing to get the wave to brighten the foreground. 1st class,

John

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Gaz_H
Gaz_H  8150 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2007 - 11:46 PM

Great photo dave, capture of the water is top notch and I like the diffused sun through the cloud.

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DavidGresham
9 Jan 2007 - 2:13 PM

Looks good to me . Made the best of the weather...

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PatrickSmith
10 Jan 2007 - 5:28 AM

I've been shooting lots of piers so I really like this one. They are enjoyable to shoot and you achieved great results with this one.

Patrick

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ksroyall
ksroyall  11 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 - 8:17 PM

Like this one, very subtle got lot of catching up to do with your PF, great work here.

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katieb
katieb  10255 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 10:16 PM

Excellent composition.
Kate

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lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014128 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2007 - 1:01 PM

Beautifully done - it takes real craft to produce an image like this when the light is against you.

Chris

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dp  10163 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2007 - 9:40 PM

Thanks all, pleased with this. Its a stayer I think.

Dave

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