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Potra 4 Venezuela
12 Feb 2014 11:52PM
Lovely, so peaceful.

Thank you for the kind words of support.
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Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 12:04AM
Very atmospheric, so what time did you take this image; I like the hint of beach in the bottom right corner, obviously very busy shipping lanes in your neck of the woods or should I say North Sea; the reflection of the sun on the water is a nice touch.

PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
13 Feb 2014 12:12AM
i could know as soon as i saw it.. never seen a pier so small in an image.
it is amazing and has a capacity to transport.. and as though an encyclopaedia of the sea..
13 Feb 2014 12:12AM

Quote: so what time did you take this image

morning, around 9.00
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 12:15AM
I can't work out how to change the time on mine either Alan. Put I do like your picture.
13 Feb 2014 12:16AM

Quote: never seen a pier so small in an image.

People always think that's a pier. It isn't. It's an old outlet pipe for water (or possibly waste)from old coal mine workings, I think.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 2:20AM
A beautiful mercury like monochrome which for me works well, however the ship to the viewer left hand side seems to be out of place instantly drawing ones eye away from the rest of the scene. Others may disagree saying that this ensures a more balanced composition, however as always an image is open to interpretation.

Regards Nathan
mlseawell 8 1 United States
13 Feb 2014 6:00AM
Lovely mono image. So serene and peaceful and well processed.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 7:42AM
The magic triangle is on the right of the image, the pier and the two boats, and IMHO a crop removeing the boat and the birds on the left makes it a stronger image Alan, I still really like the image as Nathan comment 'a beautiful mecury like monochrome'Smile

User_Removed 5 10 4 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 7:55AM
A long narrow image with a spence if calm waiting for the next storm.

13 Feb 2014 7:59AM
The group of birds is related to the cloud, and forms a link with the outlet pipe ( not a pier! ) creating a diagonal movement through the image. This helps to keeps things in harmonious balance, although the construction of the image is actually based largely on triangles. The ship on the extreme left closes the image on that side and forms a wider triangular link with the cloud and the pipe, increasing the visual stability further. Cliff has mentioned the triangle formed by the pipe and the two ships. There are several others.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 8:39AM
Wonderful light, great composition.

ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
13 Feb 2014 9:13AM
Another simple and effective image Alan. It brings back some memories of living near there and how nice it can be around the north east coast.
For the images simplicity and giving me a pleasant flash back to a few years ago you have my award ........ oh yes nearly forgot and for a brilliant piece of photography.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1917 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 9:28AM
The boat on the left, the waves on the right, the birds in the middle. All moving. For such a still, calm image there's a lot of movement going on here.
A lot of people here have their own special, personal place, that they know intimately. It shows in images. This is yours.
charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 9:29AM
Although this is indeed a seascape for me, it's also a beautiful industrial vista with the tankers and the outlet pipe...when nature and industry collide. Superb Alan.

bluesandtwos 8 321 1 England
13 Feb 2014 9:38AM
There is a lot said here about composition, triangles etc etc, I live in a very simple world and in my world this is simply a beautiful picture, and for me that's all that matters!Wink

13 Feb 2014 9:43AM
That's the bottom line, Dave, the whole point of the excercise. Couldn't agree with you more.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 10:01AM
Dave has said what I was thinking - a beautifully processed image with something unreachable about it
with the boats on the horizon and that one almost out of the image on the left.
The unreachable factor draws me back to look again.
Love the clouds and the sea.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
13 Feb 2014 11:23AM
I love the format, composition, light and tones in this Alan; beautifully processed and very atmospheric.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
13 Feb 2014 12:37PM
Yes, I agree with can parse the image many ways, but in the end it's the beauty that counts.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 1:49PM
A broad seascape, as it should be. Despite the letterbox crop the sky feels enormous.
Ignoring the compositional side, I find this so full of atmosphere especially with the light on the water. I can't help imagining battlecruisers five miles offshore about to bombard Hartlepool.
13 Feb 2014 4:21PM
13 Feb 2014 6:35PM
Initially what strikes me is a stillness but the more I look at it the more I imagine those ships slowly moving and falling off the edge of the frame a bit like those machines at amusement arcades that push copper coins over a ledge.
That ship right on the edge of the frame is daring and that appeals too.
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 7:33PM
Beautifully balanced
Regards Jeremy
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 8:35PM
Mercurial sea, effective composition, atmospheric, image alchemy, Alan. Superb result.
Perfectly positioned pier TongueTongueGrinGrin

13 Feb 2014 8:39PM

Quote: Perfectly positioned pier TongueTongueGrinGrin

Watch it, bud.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 11:40PM
Very, very nice Alan.
shutter speed 13 369 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 1:15PM
Very appealing image love the silver sea that the mono brings to it.

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