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Under Central Pier

By WeeGeordieLass    
Just starting out.................., I liked this view under the pier and the lines formed by the steelwork.

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

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strokebloke 9 493 17 England
30 Nov 2011 9:20PM
Welcome to ePz Elaine. Great to have you on-board.
A good first upload. Colourful - intriguing - and presumably part of one of the many piers in the NE.
It will benefit from a slight CW rotation, (I've put up a mod), but otherwise a great shot.
It's one of those that you can keep looking at and still find more; so a splendid composition.


(a Northumbrian) Smile

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Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
30 Nov 2011 9:45PM
Hi Elaine and welcome from me too.

I rather like these under-the-pier shots and as Jack has said, there's not much wrong with this one that a little straightening won't put right.

And personally, I'd also crop the plinth at the bottom while I was at it.

Good first upload though. I'll look forward to seeing some more.


pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2011 12:31AM
Welcome to EPZ, Elaine, and this is an interesting image with which to start your portfolio. The lines and repeats are good, and there is a lot of depth to the image. You held the exposure well, achieved good detail, and got some good light under the pier. I agree with the comments about the straightening and cropping the bottom, and have done a modification to show that, which includes a bit more cropping, but I also adjusted levels slightly in order to give a touch more contrast and to enhance the colours of the bits of rope attached to the framework.
1 Dec 2011 10:14PM
Thanks guys for taking the time to look at my first upload - it's really appreciated, I was quite nervous as to the reaction I would get. The shot is of Central Pier in Blackpool. I was walking on the beach when the tide was out and was struck instantly by this view - it seemed to pull my eye in and down the length of the pier, and I liked the repeating patterns.
Unfortunately I didn't have a tripod with me, (lesson one learned - if possible take a tripod on photographic outings in future). The lighting was nice and warm.
I love the mods and can see how simple adjustments can improve a shot. I'll try similar adjustments if needed in my photo-editing software before I upload my next shot.
I'll give more information on the shot next time, and I've also updated my personal information on my portfolio page now.
Thanks for your help.

kel55 5 8 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2014 5:16PM
where it all began eh , looking through your portfolio you sure are getting about a bit some class shots , not enough time to engage every one , do like this shot , its a good idea , bet you wouldn't take it the same way now though , for example the frame work is not square , easy fix , but not seen back then , think this shot would work great in mono , maybe with a bit colour popping , once again great portfolio , interesting to see how your photography has changed and developed , stay well Geordie lass , from a Byker lad.
28 Sep 2014 12:33PM
Hi Kel,

Thanks very much for taking the time to have a look through my PF and leaving comments.

I think your idea of this shot in mono or colour popping is a great idea, I'll give it a try.

This one seems to be a "guy" image as my male friends like it - I had it printed onto a canvas for one of my guy friends who loves it. I gave it to him for his birthday and he has it on his wall. None of my female friends particularly like it, apart from one, Pat.....I've often wondered about her though Tongue

I can't wait to have a proper look through your PF when I've got a bit more time - I had a quick look yesterday and you've got some fabulous shots in there.

Will catch up soon.
Cheers Byker Lad
Elaine Grin

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