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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 e2 Member 9Graysters vcard
7 Jan 2007 - 9:02 PM

Great Picture Lots Of atmosphere
Graham

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12355 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
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7 Jan 2007 - 9:05 PM

What a great shot. well taken, Riich

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dp
dp e2 Member 10163 forum postsdp vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2007 - 9:05 PM

Thanks Smile

Dave

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wamp
wamp e2 Member 8276 forum postswamp vcard 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
dp e2 Member 10163 forum postsdp vcard 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
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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
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7 Jan 2007 - 9:29 PM

Paradise on Earth... Smile

GregorP

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt e2 Member 10739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard 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
dp e2 Member 10163 forum postsdp vcard 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 e2 Member 896 forum postsChriscj vcard 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
dp e2 Member 10163 forum postsdp vcard 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
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7 Jan 2007 - 10:15 PM

Pleased to be no.30 Dave.

Clive

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11255 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
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7 Jan 2007 - 10:52 PM

Well Worth the drive, despite the weather.

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Chriscj
Chriscj e2 Member 896 forum postsChriscj vcard 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 e2 Member 10163 forum postsdp vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2007 - 6:51 AM

Lol!!!

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glenalva
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8 Jan 2007 - 7:36 AM

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

Ali

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rhiw_com
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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
John_Duckett e2 Member 10386 forum postsJohn_Duckett vcard Norfolk Island2 Constructive Critique Points
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
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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
PatrickSmith e2 Member 91205 forum postsPatrickSmith vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
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
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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
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14 Jan 2007 - 10:16 PM

Excellent composition.
Kate

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lobsterboy
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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
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15 Jan 2007 - 9:40 PM

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

Dave

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