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Deal pier

By mogobiker
photo taken under Deal pier .
10 stops filter used to capture this photo and after converted to mono .

Tags: Black and white Deal pier



paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2015 11:04AM
Quite effective with symettry that suites. Mono is good here and the milky water works better than in many cases. I am wondering if even more contrast might increase the instant impact factor.

pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2289 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2015 5:38PM
Your pov, symmetry and slow shutter speed have produced a good image, Mickael. A nice dramatic sky would certainly add impact, but you have to work with what is there.

The image needs a slight clockwise rotation in order to put the dark pier line in the background straight. I've done that in my modification and also cloned some detail into the pillars.
On the right side, the bright light has made the sides of the pillars completely white and, because these are set against a white sky, they look odd because there is no detail there.
I didn't alter the third pillar along on the right because it wasn't an easy one to do. The gap between the second and third pillar, which is not there on the left side, indicates that you weren't standing perfecty central. Perfect symmetry isn't easy, but it can also be interesting to look for subtle non-symmetrical bits, it adds to the interest.

dudler Plus
19 2.1k 2018 England
20 Jun 2015 6:27PM
Pamela's identified the couple of things that needed changing, and her mod does them well.

Far more successful than the previous shot, I think. Playing with symmetry is always fun, and this shot's successful.

My playing will involve looking at the Nik cabinet of special effects to see if I can find a way to try out Paul's high contrast idea...
banehawi Plus
19 2.9k 4354 Canada
21 Jun 2015 1:16PM
Contrast, - this means that whats black is actually black, so pulling in the left side of the levels adjustments will help.

Its slightly burned in places on the right, so perhaps a shorter exposure.

Sharpening also improves the shot, which also helps with contrast. Very slight rotation as suggested. Using f/11 with that lens can produce a sharper image. Focus 1/3 into the image rather than on the pier.

In Manual exposure mode, the exposure compensation has no effect on the image.

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