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Taken last weekend late afternoon - clear winter light and blooming cold - but there is still a touch of autumn in these colours.

Just for once I have resisted the pleasures of PSP - a single sharpen pass and a simple crop from the top otherwise it fell of the back of a camera - onest gov!

This is also part of the experiment to see how a fluffy version versus works in attracting comments and views against something more worthy - so do please check out V2

Cheers

Robert

Camera:Pentax K10D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:70 x 300 milligrams
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Pier Review
Username:ketch ketch
Uploaded:12 Dec 2008 - 7:05 PM
Tags:Architecture, Clevedon pier, General, Landscape / travel, Pier today gone tomorrow, Pierless
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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2008 - 7:08 PM

A cracking good shot--Large is a must--Nice one Robert
Regards
Pete

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101392 forum postsexposure vcard England
12 Dec 2008 - 7:24 PM

Twolovely Images Robin I do like v1 for the detail effect and composition but I also like v2 for the abstractness.
Pauline.

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snappersue
12 Dec 2008 - 7:25 PM

Great shots.
Sue

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2008 - 7:43 PM

Super lighting brings out the patterns well in #2

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2008 - 8:00 PM

I found V1 immediately attractive, V2 is growing on me. Both in different ways make interesting sense out of complex lines.
Moira

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2008 - 8:04 PM

Love v2 the structure creating such lovely patterns against the beautiful blue of the water. V1 is also very nice, rather restful tones and gorgeous architecture.
Linda

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2008 - 8:07 PM

Love #1

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mick183
mick183  5 South Africa5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2008 - 8:17 PM

Nice shot. Chris

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photophantom
12 Dec 2008 - 8:30 PM

An excellent shot in v1. I think you'd done great in v2 by filling it up by lines, a splash of light and reflection. Great work Robert.
Dennis

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ketch
ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2008 - 9:45 PM

Thank you all so much - of to check out some uploads

Best wishes

Robert

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2008 - 10:12 PM

v2 for me , its a well seen abstract thats lit and saturated and for me says more and grabs my attention far more than the v1 version,
The v1 version is ok but not outstanding or with any real impact. it may well be a good deal stronger as a high contrast mono.
Phil

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2008 - 12:34 AM

V2 rocks for me too... its way more gritty Wink

Diana

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OMG
OMG  651 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2008 - 2:02 AM

Both cracking images Robert. They are not fluffy in my opinion, just very natural and deserve a lot of votes.
All the best
Derek

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2008 - 6:46 AM

Super composition, Robert, which pier is it? Carol

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ketch
ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2008 - 10:39 AM

Thanks for your comments much appreciated - its Clevedon Pier Carol north coast of Somerset near Weston Super Mud. I do agree with the comments about V1 it is perhaps a little worthy and also maybe a little flat - V2 certainly excited me more.

Cheers

Robert

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ketch
ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2008 - 11:25 AM

PS: Thanks for the mod Phil - looks very 1930's now - just need an old steam launch chugging by.

Best wishes

Robert

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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014816 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2008 - 2:06 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

V1's the friendly shot I guess, it's accessible, obvious what it is and looks pretty good to me. a bit of human interst with the couple there helps, good side lighting brings out the repeated curves of the metal work.

yeah-pleasing. Never anyu flyffy clouds when you need them though is there?

Smile

V2's not working so well for me, the potential is there, but I'm not sure the balance of elements is quite right - the main reason is that oyu've got the 2 lit arches on the right then a different are to the left. I'm thinking that maybe if you'd slpit the shot into 3 thirds, and had the arces taking up 2/3 rather than 1/2, it may balace up a bit better. It's a hard one though - there's so much goiing on in the shot that it'd push anyone to get a truly striking abstract with a strong focal point.

maby that's it, we've not really for a focal point or something to say "Ahh - that's what the photo is about".

Still - the fact that it's made me think about it and waffel on means it's definitely not a throw away shot !!! maybe just have a play in photoshop and tripm slices off the left and see how it changed the feel

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ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2008 - 2:12 PM

Cheers Ade appreciated

Robert

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Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2008 - 6:14 PM

Great captures

Stace

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ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2008 - 6:17 PM

Cheers Stace

Robert

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2008 - 6:22 PM

Definitely V1 for me.

Sue

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microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2008 - 8:09 PM

I like both Images, the pov in V.1 I think is great and the inclusion of the trees seems to frame the Image,and give it some balance,..excellent captures Robert,
Alan

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pamelajean Critique Team 8770 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1599 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2008 - 9:52 PM

Fluffy or Worthy? I don't really get it, but remember reading a forum thread about it. What the hell, I like both of them. I realise there is a vast difference between the images, but they are essentially the same thing. It all depends, imho, whether you like the view or the abstract. I appreciate both. V1 for the composition mainly. V2 for the lines, shapes and colours.

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pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
14 Dec 2008 - 2:58 PM

beautiful view (arches)
number 2 is stunning...

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
15 Dec 2008 - 8:24 PM

This is fab ,love all this detail well captured ,regards
Mike

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GeorgeRusky
15 Dec 2008 - 8:43 PM

Hi Robert
I like the first variant.
Cheers
GR

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kishanm14
kishanm14  5 India
16 Dec 2008 - 8:07 AM

Great Version .

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Skye24Blue
18 Dec 2008 - 8:10 AM

Absolutely love the abstract presentation of V2.
Mac

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ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2008 - 11:35 AM

Thank you all for your lovely comments - greatly appreciated

Best wishes

Robert

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Andree_Borrel
20 Dec 2008 - 5:27 PM

Robert you son of a gun, superb shot

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DebbieBMP
DebbieBMP  533 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2008 - 10:11 PM

Hi Robert Fantastic shot with such little work done it is good to see shots of this calibre Smile I love V1 but V2 is the one that really gets my attention as it is such an interesting shot.

I thought I recognised that pier my hubby comes from Somerset and loves Clevedon it is so peaceful there - Debbie

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23 Dec 2008 - 1:13 PM

Excellent composition.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2008 - 10:43 AM

Beautiful composition and lovely light. V2 is brilliant as an abstract!
Rende

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Artois
Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2008 - 3:18 PM

I like v2, both good shots.
Stella

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koka
koka e2 Member 6koka vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2009 - 12:53 PM

stunning photography. well shot.. Happy 2009 with your camera..Katie

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Juliee
Juliee  8382 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2009 - 7:10 PM

I like them both. V1 has nice warm light and a very calm gentle feel to it. V2 is my favourite though, great shadows, lines and reflections.

Julie

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doryram  6 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 9:14 PM

V1 a cracking comp and image, do you thik a small crop to reduce the sky might help, though i'm sure youi have played around with crop aspects already, really like this, Rod

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