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The Business of the Quay

By ketch
Taken just into the New year down at West Bay. It was a glorious day with bright light (still plenty of snow around). This was taken at about 1500 hence the low and fading light that really made the wooden pillers stand out -which is in part why I took the shot.

But the real interest for me are the figures they composed themselves (which is just as well I don't think they would have taken to kindly to me trying to tell them where to stand!!).

Post production work to the sky which is noisy for some tastes. A fairly tight crop to get rid of fg water and stuff going on right off frame.

1/350 sec on f11 at iso 100 - handheld.

Thanks for looking

Best wishes

Robert

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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andy_AHG 7 106 6 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 6:37PM
Like this a lot. There's an odd symmetry between the posts and the clouds.

Andy

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polly470 7 25 8 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 6:37PM
Fantastic - a lot of thought went into this - really like it!
Pauline
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 6:43PM
Looks like a painting and I mean that as a poistive! I really enjoy the separation of the people and the strong wooden uprights topped off by the great clouds. Love it!
Barbara
ketch 9 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
14 Jan 2010 7:53PM
Thank you so much for you comments much appreciated.

Robert
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1515 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 9:30PM
Definite hints of Lowry in those figures, against a strong abstract, linear composition. Intriguing image.
Moira
colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
14 Jan 2010 10:29PM
A wonderful image so full of detail yet uncluttered too , nice work indeed thanks for sharing it Colin
clicknimagine 6 221 88
15 Jan 2010 7:20PM
superb composition here, beautiful shot...
Cor 7 Belgium
16 Jan 2010 3:00PM
Very attractive and beautyful image! Tone and compo top.
cor
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
29 Jan 2010 2:04PM
great mood here team Robert
Dennis
MickS 11 23 14 England
31 Jan 2010 2:30PM
Watcha Robert,
excellent bit of art work.
best
Mick
DonnaN 7 129 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2010 9:35PM
I really like this too Robert - had to look twice, it really does look like a painting. Strong composition, I like the cloud formation and the figures add a sort of 'time gone by' feel to it.
Toonman 9 1.4k 2 England
31 Jan 2010 10:00PM
Great shot and a truly fantastic gallery. You have a unique style.
25 Jul 2010 9:07PM
wow, great composition! very good seen, have you asked the people and the clouds just to be where they are Wink hey, this is perfect imho

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