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« on: February 11, 2012, 02:35:21 PM »
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The old pier
I was wandering on the shores of the lake,
the sunset was now running out,
but
suddenly appeared to me an old pier.
The cold was intense,
the blue hour was magical
the old pier was immortalized.
I set the shutter speed to 13sec, with an aperture at f/22, ISO 100, focal length 10mm. I set the camera with these parameters using mirror lockup, cable release on a stand not to risk any type of move, if only the slight movement of the water as possible to make it softer, time the choice is not random at that time the colors are intense and can transmit the intense cold of the late afternoon.
 There were several days that I went to this place and I hope to be able to recreate some of my feelings.
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 02:42:21 PM »
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Great magic image!
Not meant as a critique - I just I wonder how a b/w or more desaturated version might work.
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 02:56:29 PM »
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Very good it has lots of potential but for me you have to get some light onto the focal point
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 03:05:53 PM »
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Shaun is absolutely right.

It is a great subject with gorgeous colour, a slightly uneasy composition but the main problem is that the lightest area is the right hand edge of theframe, and the viewer's eye is constantly drawn to this and away from the subject.

John
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 03:30:36 PM »
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I understand it the more I have to lighten the pier to balance the image?
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 03:40:26 PM »
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I tried to change as recommended may suffice?
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012, 07:45:27 PM »
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*Very* nice. Scott
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012, 05:21:06 PM »
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John, I know that our eyes are drawn to the light, but somehow it did not get my attention until you mentioned it.  I think the sharp focus of the pilings and pier kept my eyes there and the line of the pier drew me right to the sky with a pleasing blur effect. The dark horizon line makes a nice natural divide between the sky and its wonderful reflection on the lake.  The quiet waters made this image for me.  

For some reason I like the blue tones which are often prevalent in my own images which is not always a good thing.  But, here, I find is calming.  This is a very pleasing image for me.

Lorenz...., I appreciate your explanation of how you took the shot.
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 06:37:54 PM »
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Wonderful - the new treatment is much more effective.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 12:31:55 AM »
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Nicely done!

Mike.
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 02:03:49 AM »
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Great image and well seen and captured....!
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 04:54:24 AM »
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I see the pier as a visual pathway that my eyes follow, until they rest upon the beautiful light and reflection on the top hand right. This is where most of the interest is to me, so I am not too bothered about the pier not being well lit.

Great photo.
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