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Portencross Pier

By Irishkate  
At a risk of being slated, this is my progress with long exposures.
Love them or not, I just want to be know how!
As you'll see the people fishing were blurred in the 20 second exposure
and I didn't line myself up properly for perfect symmetry, so lots more
to improve on next time.
This pier has actually got a nasty hole in it - seeV2!
I'm scared to walk past the hole!
Many thanks for kind votes and comments re Rose all the Way.

Tags: Fishing Long exposure Ayrshire Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel Portencross Pier

Voters: mikbee, andylea, Daisymaye and 49 more

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mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
23 Aug 2013 12:19AM
Love the blurry figures Kate.
I am surprised they allow people on it though with that big hole.
(And I will start uploading some of my ''serious'' work from time to time soon !!)

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
23 Aug 2013 12:51AM
A lovely dramatic sky........Sandy
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
23 Aug 2013 4:00AM
A great image Kate !!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Aug 2013 4:48AM
Looks pretty good to me, Kate, but cannot offer any help as I have never attempted such.
If figures are included then blur is almost an inevitable outcome.
I suppose you either exclude them or invite them to pose in immobility in Victorian style for the time necessary to expose the for the shot.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 5:16AM
The blurry figures add intrigue to these lovely shots.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
23 Aug 2013 5:36AM
Very clever, Kate, I agree with Lynne, the blurred figures add a mysterious touch to the images. Carol
23 Aug 2013 6:17AM
This is very different and an attractive picture, Kate.
ugly 9 9 57 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 6:43AM
Great colours and pov.
Great comp.

23 Aug 2013 7:01AM
I like both Smile Jolly well done.

Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 7:06AM
Etherial feel from the long exposure, I like this image, definitely needs the hole closed up to work though. Suprised it hasn't been barricaded off by the council 'elf n saftey team.
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
23 Aug 2013 7:12AM
Oh!Kate make sure that you stay this side of the big holeWink
I cant give you any advise Kate as you know much more than me.
But what I do know is that I like these two images Kate.
Well DoneWinkSmileSmile
23 Aug 2013 7:28AM
V 2 is my fave, sky is lovely and like the blurred images
23 Aug 2013 7:48AM
Beautiful images-compositions!
Well done Kate & for eliminating that massive hole.. I like this, the colours & symmetry.. I'm not always a huge fan of the white milky water effect but I like the subtle approach here
I must try long exposures. On my to do list
23 Aug 2013 8:01AM
I do love long exposures, Kate and this is no exception!SmileSmile
Your 'repair work' has been done very effectively; I hope you'll be sending the bill to the pier owners!Wink
I had a similar 'ghostly experience' at the Glenevin Waterfall near Clonmany in Donegal!
I do like these ghosts!!

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 8:25AM
At least you knew the hole was there!
A very good long exposure imageSmile
rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 8:35AM
A beautifully crafted image, Kate, you have captured the atmosphere very well.

Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
23 Aug 2013 8:55AM
I prefer the ghostlier ghosts of v2, Kate. From a composition point of view I'd probably crop v2 to just above the hole, and a bit off the left to centralise the pier, leaving a more landscape format.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 146 16 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 10:29AM
I like V1 Kate, some how the hole just seem's right in the image, that's just me!!!Smile Well capturedSmile

AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 12:07PM
Like you, Kate, I want to learn how to do this. When we're in Scotland in September I'm hoping to have a few opportunities - good experimenting; keep going....! Smile
8 10 10 England
23 Aug 2013 1:40PM
Something I've never attempted Kate but you have - and very successful too.
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
23 Aug 2013 2:38PM
You did very well on the long exposure. I would be petrified to walk by that hole, also, but I like mousing over the two images. It looks like the hole is opening up to swallow an unsuspecting walker!SmileSmileSmileSmile
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
23 Aug 2013 5:20PM
I find the figures very interesting and natural and and they don't appear as blurry from a distance as to bother me. Great shot!
Potra 4 Venezuela
23 Aug 2013 5:26PM

Quote:I find the figures very interesting and natural and and they don't appear as blurry from a distance as to bother me. Great shot!

I am with Nezih in his assessment. I like V2 and think Dave's suggestions about the cropping are quite appropriate.
Cheers, Katie, this first attempt was successful.
23 Aug 2013 7:53PM
Kate, a super start to the long exposure adventure, so creepy I was just looking at west Kilbride before I went to work last night. I like v1 here has some great steel blue tones and a nice pov. There is directions for you on my post today but please be careful on the road when parking.

1881 5 India
23 Aug 2013 7:54PM
Lovely shot.
My work is done by multiple shot.

Regards - SANJEEV -
5 3 8 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 10:46PM
Bloomin'eck I didn't see this one coming! The ghosty images add to the moody feel of the image and I love the colour tones. I am going for V2 as my fav because the hole is part of the pier and is how it should be. A superb effort into the world of long exposure and I can't believe you expected it to be slated!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
24 Aug 2013 12:23AM
excellent atmospheric shot!
24 Aug 2013 8:31AM
Stunning images Kate, beautiful colours Smile
marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 2:21PM
I really like this Kate, a wonderful low light capture.
sandk 5 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 9:59AM
Beautiful photograph .
25 Aug 2013 6:10PM
A beautiful photo Kate,stunning colours.well done..Lin
26 Aug 2013 2:39AM
Eeirie and beautiful blue scene,love both ,the blurry fiqures work.
Very pleasing on the eye.
love Clare x
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
30 Aug 2013 10:56PM
Very dramatic and apocalyptic Kate, those ghostly apparitions add menace and intrigue
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 7:05PM
Love V2 , the clouds are beautiful and the movement with the blurred figures is excellent , Dave's suggestion with the crop is spot on .....superb first LE SmileSmile

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