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The Pier at Night

By marktc  
I decide to brave "broken Lens Beach" this morning and attempt to bond with my 18 - 55 kit lens.

So this is Boscombe Pier this morning at about 6.40 this morning. I really wanted to try and capture the lights and think I've just about managed it.

I'd be interested in your thoughts...

Thanks to everyone that clicked or commented on yesterdays upload, I'm astounded at the response it got thanks... and particularly to Walter (Gajewski) for his UA and Al (almiles) for his suggestions on how it could be improved.


Tags: Low light Boscombe pier Landscape and travel

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
17 Feb 2013 10:12AM
This is beautiful, Mark, looks like you did a fair amount of bonding with your lens Smile Carol

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 11:34AM
brilliant comp and light mark wonderful colour a belter nice one Wink
17 Feb 2013 12:05PM
Not an easy thing to capture but you have done great, a really good image.

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
17 Feb 2013 2:00PM
Splendid (I am not familiar with that lens, seems to make good images here!)

This might also like a square crop graphics wise!
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 2:04PM
Looks like you bonded well Mark - a great composition with those magic lights!
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
17 Feb 2013 4:42PM
I think this is an excellent image Mark ! Well done !
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 6:54PM
Really beautiful Mark
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
17 Feb 2013 7:33PM
Great image with lovely light Smile
17 Feb 2013 7:48PM
Mark, just think if you had stayed in and not gone out we all would have missed this lovely image. And if I may say great tone and lighting.....mate. Back to basics but just goes to show with talent you can produce stunning matter what the kit.

gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
17 Feb 2013 11:50PM
Mark, a very nice low light shot. I love that warm, rich blue of the early morning sky.
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 3:35AM
Spot on composition and exposure.
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 6:34AM
Well done, as others have said, it just goes to show first and foremost you need a good eye for photography to make sucessful images, not great kit! You've caught the lights well and just a tiny bit of lens flare coming over the water. I might be tempted to push the contrast in the FG water's edge because it is quite plain otherwise but there does look to be texture there that could be brought out with selective curves adjustments.
sawsengee Plus
10 5 11 Malaysia
18 Feb 2013 3:53PM
beautiful light, colours & strong vanishing point Smile

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