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Along the Boardwalk

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 26 February 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Another photo fron Southport Pier taken this winter

NIKON D40 1/100 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

low down, a excellent one

26 Feb 2008 9:51am

@Pouhou: Thanks Pouhou!

Lotte from Odder, Denmark

Excellent shot and a great angle, really nice.

26 Feb 2008 11:54am

@Lotte: Thanks Lotte!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

So how much extra saturation are you adding, or is this HDR?

26 Feb 2008 12:17pm

@Viewfinder: Hi Viewfinder.....No, I haven't tried HDR yet. I process each shot individually depending on how I feel about it. With this one I satuarated the blue channel a little to give the sky a bit more punch. I tend to expose for the highlights when I take the photo and bring the shadows up later in photoshop which helps a lot.

Also, I usually add some Local Contrast Enhancement. Looking back on some of my older images I realise now that I've been overdoing it on some of the colour shots as it can leave halos around objects and banding of the Jpegs so it's something I'm trying to be a bit more subtle about.

I got a cheap Cokin ND Grad filter recently for landscape photos (not used on this shot) and that's great for helping skies without having to worry about photoshop artefacts.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

It has a 'going the distance' feel, I'd love be there...and there is NO doubt in my mind, that you will publish!

26 Feb 2008 1:14pm

@Lorraine: Thanks very much Lorraine!

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Again, I like your processing. Good colors. Fine perspective to add interest. Very well done.

26 Feb 2008 5:33pm

@Jeff: Thanks Jeff....that's very kind of you!

Stefan Thaler from Thiersee, Austria

Marvelously, the deep point of view, everything perfectly!

26 Feb 2008 8:34pm

@Stefan Thaler: Thanks very much Stefan!

tom from Germany

Love the deep camera viewpoint. Fantastic.

26 Feb 2008 9:03pm

@tom: Hi Tom.....thanks very much!

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Beautiful perspective, Ian. Thanks for the insight in your answer to VF above.

26 Feb 2008 10:44pm

«miguel.peixeiro» from Coimbra, Portugal

...i like very much this points of views.

26 Feb 2008 11:09pm

danthro from Suburbia, United States

cool shot! i really like the perspective. as always great composition, color, light.

27 Feb 2008 1:35am

februaryish from singapore, Singapore

i love the depth of this image!

28 Feb 2008 6:09am

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Love the shot! Thought you might enjoy the view of this bridge from another site... Two different eyes, two very different shots... And I loved both! Here is the link,865736

Let me know what you think
PS. I follow your blog and enjoy every shot of every given day... And the progress... Very inspiring for me as a beginner

28 Feb 2008 5:40pm

@Nataly: It's a great photo taken at just the right time of day when the lights on the Pier are turned out and the clouds turning pink with the setting sun.....lovely!

You are very kind with your comments as I still feel like a beginner myself half of the least I constantly get surprises both good and bad with the results that come out of my camera.

I like your own choice of camera by the way.....very classy!

Here's another photo of this Pier that I took a while ago with my compact Fuji F31

The photo should be here on my portfolio page as well but the Aminus link addresses are'nt stable enough for me to use.....I've posted photo links in the past using an AM3 address and the next day it will link into a different photo.

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Thanks for the link! What a bridge! And I love the portfolio... well organized and composed

29 Feb 2008 4:11pm

1/100 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)