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A Walk along the Pier

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 25 February 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Southport Pier in Winter about an hour before sunset.

I'm trying to catch up after the weekend and I'd just like to thank all of you for commenting on my recent photos. The response to that first nightime car shot '8 Seconds in Time' was overwhelming and I doubt that I'm going to get the chance to give you all individual replies. It was a big thrill appearing on the Aminus3 front page.

NIKON D40 1/800 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Paul van der Meer from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

beautiful and strong capture!

25 Feb 2008 9:18am

@Paul van der Meer: Thanks Paul!

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Spectacular! You excel at these kinds of shots with nice long shadows and beautiful, flat light. Really wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

25 Feb 2008 9:18am

@GJC: Thanks GJC!......this is my first winter with a camera and I can honestly say that the light has been stunning. I'm not sure what I was looking at in previous years :-)

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Beautiful light and composition. Very well done.

25 Feb 2008 9:26am

@Jeff: Thanks very much Jeff!

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Beautiful light. Love the long shadows. Beautiful, rich shot!

25 Feb 2008 11:14am

@Ron: Thanks Ron....I got lots of amazing photos on that day at Southport visiting the beach and Pier. I was very lucky with the light!

Levine from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bright sun from the front yet you get the picture well exposed and no silhouette areas, thats why i love this picture, and the shadow, adds more flavour.

25 Feb 2008 11:17am

@Levine: Thanks levine, I used the corner of the shelter to take the edge off the sun and reduce the glare.

Helma from Tehran, Iran

Very nice lighting ! beautiful Sky ... Good framed ! thanks.

25 Feb 2008 11:53am

@Helma: Thanks Helma....the clouds were great that day!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Perfect time of day -- those long shadows are great.

25 Feb 2008 12:20pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks very much Viewfinder......I was very lucky with the shadows and light that day at the Pier.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

You deserve the spotlight at least twice a week, but that wouldn't be fair to others lol this photo has 'panache' and has something that keeps you looking at it...I love that in a photo :)

25 Feb 2008 1:21pm

@Lorraine: Hi ever, you're very kind.

It was a great honour to be on the front page again.

In the last few weeks I've made a decision to try and make a serious effort to get one of my photos published so i've been sending some of the better ones to various photo magazines etc.....we'll see how long it takes, ha ha :-)

(PS - notice I said 'when', not 'if'.....I always was an optimist at heart!)

Samuelw from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia speechless

25 Feb 2008 1:40pm

@Samuelw: Thanks Samuelw.....what a lovely thing to say!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

very beautiful. I think if I ever visit England I will definitely have to go see this Southport pier.

25 Feb 2008 7:42pm

@danthro: That 's a great compliment danthro!....thanks very much.

Mrs Magoo from Nottingham, United Kingdom

lovely lovely light and colours. love it. x

25 Feb 2008 8:00pm

@Mrs Magoo: Thanks very much!

I Love your name Mrs Magoo! (those Mr Magoo cartoons were some of my favourites when I was younger)

«miguel.peixeiro» from Coimbra, Portugal

...good shot,ângle.

25 Feb 2008 9:58pm

@«miguel.peixeiro»: Hi Miguel.....thanks very much!

Sujit Sudhi from Hyderabad, India

This is simply awesome. The sky is fabulous. The colours are so rich. Great shot.

26 Feb 2008 1:39am

@Sujit Sudhi: Thanks very much Sujit!

eksir from malayer, Iran

great HDR

27 Feb 2008 3:35pm

@eksir: Thanks eksir although it isn't an HDR shot I did a lot of dodging and burning to try and equalize the exposure across the frame.

Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

this one is a gem ian.. i love everything you've done here

29 Feb 2008 1:15pm

@Nick Passantino: Thanks very much Nick....that's very kind of you!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Kenya

This is another gem in your portofolio! The use of light and the choice of're a master at it! The image is so banale and yet..... it ATTTRACTS the viwer's eyes immediately!Yes, I DO hope you'll get your shots in some magazines, a well deserved reward!

8 Mar 2008 1:08am

@Japanalia: That's a lovely thing to say....thanks very much!

I have some more shots like this that i took that day. Maybe I should process a few more!

One Way Photoblog / Mark from London, United Kingdom

I have just come across your blog, and you have some great work here... I will definitely be coming back. I picked this one out to comment on as it's one of my favourites; you have some good use of wide angle on here.

8 Apr 2008 1:24pm

@One Way Photoblog / Mark: Thanks very much Mark....I'm really pleased that you liked the photos!

1/800 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)