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Boscombe Pier.... light and shade

By marktc  
Taken at Boscombe Pier at Bournemouth East Beach. It is entirely possible that that the next few images will be the last ones from my EFS 10 - 22 as the camera was blown over on the tripod during a long exposure and I think I have sand in the focus ring. Its ok on auto focus but grinds like buggery on manual.... If anyone knows of a good service centre please drop me a line, I suspect its going to be expensive

Anyway I hope you like the image, I know its not perfect but with the sun almost at the end of the pier and time available was just during my lunch hour, I think I did the best I could.

Thanks to everyone that clicked or commented on yesterdays upload, it was a challenging image and partivular thanks to Dave (Whiterose1) for the time he took to upload a mod.

If I get my lens working again I'll go back and try to move the groyne or the beach huts and take some more!!!

V2 is a mono conversion.

Tags: Architecture Boscombe pier

Voters: Hermanus, pronabk, gajewski and 43 more

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
31 Jan 2013 5:11AM
This is an excellent photo Mark ! The mono is excellent but somehow the colour works better for me - no hard colours makes this soft on the eyes Smile

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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
31 Jan 2013 5:19AM
It's mono for me Mark but my real concern is your sick camera. Here's hoping somebody recommends a good service shop that won't gouge you.
Keep us posted.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Jan 2013 5:51AM
A superb captured, Mark, love V.1 for the colour and textures in the wood flooring. Carol
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 5:58AM
Stunning! A very well thought out shot Mark! Grin
Colour works for me! IB
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
31 Jan 2013 6:20AM
lovely shot Mark, v1 for the colour.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
31 Jan 2013 6:40AM
Both excelent Mark, not sure which I prefer. Being colour blind I often lean toward b&w but on this occasion I think the colour one just pips it....Oh I don't know, just had another look and..... call it a draw. 2 fantastic versions of a great image.

charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 7:34AM
V1 for me Mark and perfect comp....sorry to hear about he lens Sad

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
31 Jan 2013 7:47AM
I think the sun has helped you quite nicely, Mark. Excellent symmetry off-set by the contrasting light and shade, and the shadows give the diagonal dynamic. The sun gives the extra dimension. Colour for me as well.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 8:04AM
You've done this very well Mark considering the difficult light. V1 for me. I hope your lens can be fixed. Have you rung Park Cameras in Burgess Hill? They may be able to advise - I do hope so.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
31 Jan 2013 8:08AM
This is one of your best Mark, a really strong composition. The mono is very good but the colour version just wins the vote.

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 10:07AM
This I like Mark a lot and the colour one
shame about the drop! sounds expensive!
the beach huts there are a must to photograph
especially with a wide angle! much colour
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 11:01AM
Excellent composition and effective use of light and shade.
I think the whites in the shimmering sea look blown in the mono
although it does highlight the shadows so well.
So I'm going with the colour version today.
So sorry to hear about your camera.
Do hope it won't take too long to repair but it will hurt the wallet.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
31 Jan 2013 11:04AM
Colour for me today, just because it's nice to see some colour instead of grey - weatherwise that is. Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
31 Jan 2013 2:02PM
I see this as an excellent light study, use of available light and a wonderful symmetrical composition-- Kudos!
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 2:28PM
Great symmetrical simple (simple = skilled and effective!) comp which is very effective at conveying depth due to the planks leading in and the receeding symmetry of the lamps and the aisle. I think colour works better because the mono is a bit blown-out in the highlights, maybe if the overall curve was darkened? You'd get more texture from the wood that way.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 2:50PM
The shadows make this work!
1 Feb 2013 7:12AM

Quote:The shadows make this work!

Simply stunning.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 10:47AM
Wow........... Glad I caught up with this oneGrinGrin V1 for me, Love it!

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