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Along the Esplanade

By justpat10
Evening view from the pier to the the esplanade in Torquay, Devon

Tags: Devon Pier Torquay Sea Serene Landscape and travel Still water Bright lights Night and low light

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26 Jun 2010 2:05PM
Good shot ~ well captured, nice colours and reflection.

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moiral 8 12 Scotland
26 Jun 2010 2:07PM
Lovely colours and reflections. Moira
featuredteacher 10 47 4 China
26 Jun 2010 3:50PM
hey - I remember this view from when I used to sail this area as a kid. Brings back some memories!

Excellent capture. Very nice colours and reflections. The glow of the horizon and the added bonus - faint but clearly visible - of what I take is probably venus in the sky make it a very interesting image to look at.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2010 6:16PM
Hello, Patrick. Love the colours in this, the graduated sky, and the reflections. I also quite like that bench, especially the ornate decoration. There is quite a dark area bottom left, but the eye is taken along the diagonal of the bench. So I am a bit torn here. The image would look great without it, but you obviously chose to include it. However, I think that I would have made more of a feature of the bench in a separate image, using more of it. In my first modification, I have simply desaturated the golden colour of the bench a little. In the second one, I went over it with the burn tool to darken it. In the third, I cropped to make it less prominent. Just a few options .
tmann 13 4 2 United States
28 Jun 2010 3:53PM
Hi Patrick
I will agree with Pamelajean that I like the bench in the foreground. The decor of it make it pleasant up from with a beautiful BG of color and light. The scene and lighting are incredible. I liked PJ modified versions but really like what you had first presented. The question you need to ask yourself is "what am I trying to convey to my viewer" I think you did that and it turned out great. This photo actually deserves much more positive attention in my book!
Nice work!
paulbroad 10 123 1244 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2010 5:07PM
This is a very competent night shot - perfectly exposed, sharp and no flare. Excellent. Just a figure, bottom right, looking into the scene for perfection.


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