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Blackpool North Pier, Dusk


OMG, Here I am again!

 

I attended a Creating Dramatic Images workshop in Blackpool at the weekend, run by David Nightingale, of www.chromasia.com fame. Fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable, and made even more so by the great group of attendees.

 

This is the first image I've processed from the weekend, taken about 10 minutes before a firework display started. I don't have a lot of time for post-processing work at the moment, but I'll probably post some more up in due course.

 

As always, please let me know your thoughts on the pic. If you don't like something or think it can be improved, let me know. Don't hold back - I can take it!!

 

S

 

 

Blackpool North Pier, Dusk


OMG, Here I am again!

 

I attended a Creating Dramatic Images workshop in Blackpool at the weekend, run by David Nightingale, of www.chromasia.com fame. Fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable, and made even more so by the great group of attendees.

 

This is the first image I've processed from the weekend, taken about 10 minutes before a firework display started. I don't have a lot of time for post-processing work at the moment, but I'll probably post some more up in due course.

 

As always, please let me know your thoughts on the pic. If you don't like something or think it can be improved, let me know. Don't hold back - I can take it!!

 

S

 

 

comments (11)

Always willing to oblige, a good sky but I do find the bright areas too distracting and the pier is not sharp enough for me. On the whole a good composition with the pier on the third. Worth continuing with though.
Steve: Thanks for your comments Les, by the bright areas, I assume you mean the bright patch in the sky on the right side. The pier is actually pin sharp, but I think the bloom on the very light facade is giving the impression of softness. I'll work on another version soon.
OK It isn't quite sharp and the sky looks as if it was more dramatic than it is in the picture. The water leads nicely to the pier. I would reduce the size of the white border and perhaps crop the sky to give a letterbox look.
Steve: Thanks for your comments Bill. The pier is actually pin sharp, but I think the bloom on the very light facade is giving the impression of softness. I take your point about the white border, although cropping the sky would move the pier up to the middle, and lose some nice patterning at the top of the sky. Actually, the sky was far less dramatic in real life than in the image!
I would of burnt in the sky and made the foreground lighter and not given DN any of my money.
Steve: Thanks for the suggestion Michael. The course was well worth the money
It is mainly the sharpness of the pier that could be looked at Steve. I like the composition and the border plus of course the reflections of the lights in the foreground water.
Steve: THanks for commenting Brian. The pier is actually pin sharp, but the bloom on the very light facade is giving an impression of softness. I'll work on another version.
Very Interesting Post! Thank You For Thi Information!
  • Ian Mylam
  • Denmark and U.K.
  • 15 Nov 2011, 19:49
Great photograph, Steve, and a pleasure to meet you in Blackpool. Best wishes, Ian
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 May 2012, 00:50
Heck, Steve...looks schmick to me!
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