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The Pier

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 19 February 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

A long exposure photo of Llandudno Pier in north Wales.

NIKON D40 30 seconds F/11.0 ISO 200 21 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Mirko Herzner from Germany

The pier seems to grow out form these rocks. Wonderful composition with the rocks and pier framing the sea.

19 Feb 2010 6:05am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very well exsposed, cracking image

19 Feb 2010 6:19am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

i love the atmosphere given by the sky n its reflection, n the pier that leads the eye to it

19 Feb 2010 6:30am

Shuva Brata Deb from Bangalore, India

This scene is always good to see.

19 Feb 2010 9:13am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

classic beauty

19 Feb 2010 9:17am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada


19 Feb 2010 11:04am

tsenwei from Sydney, Australia

beautiful shot.

19 Feb 2010 11:17am

Louis Hebert from Kuwait, Kuwait

such a wonderful mood captured in this image. Great landscape

19 Feb 2010 11:27am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Another excellent shot Ian!
But the slight pinkish cast isn't my cup of tea.

19 Feb 2010 12:20pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I love the effects of a long exposure on water and clouds! This is a good one!

19 Feb 2010 12:45pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Excellent. I love long exposures.

19 Feb 2010 8:53pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very nice, well done

19 Feb 2010 9:52pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

You certainly know how to expose and compose to enchant! So appealing too is the long exposure effect!
Another charming landscape Ian!:-)

20 Feb 2010 1:43pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

this pier is very interesting and graphic ! excellent exposure effect !

20 Feb 2010 7:33pm

elena from Italy

beautiful shot from surreal tones

20 Feb 2010 11:48pm

tim from high desert, United States

Hey Ian, amazing shot as always. I first came cross you at dpreview a couple years ago, you had these type of shots down cold then. But ...

Please take this in the best possible way, and I only think this because you've clearly got some talent. But is it possible you're shooting fish in a barrel at this point. It almost seems as if churning out one masterpiece after another in this style is too easy for you. I'd be doing backflips if this was my shot, and for most people it would be a highlight of their portfolio, but against the rest of your work, its a bit cliche.

21 Feb 2010 6:21am

@tim: I'm always grateful to get constructive criticism so thank you! Your remarks did resonate with me as I've been feeling uninspired recently and looking to maybe try something new. I still feel like there's a lot to learn about long exposure photography and I really enjoy it so I'll always carry on doing that but it would be nice to get into something new like portrait photography (something I know nothing about!).....we'll see.

One thing I've learnt about photography over the last 3 years is that we all get flat spots from time to time but that the best way of dealing with them is to just keep on photographing and inspiration always turns up when you are least expecting it.

I've been posting photos here since June 2007 soon after taking up photography as a hobby. Although now I only post a new photo here 3 times a week I've found that it's simply not possible to consistently post what I consider to be my very best work all of the time. I'm an amateur when it comes to photogaphy and I simply don't spend enough time on my photography to be able to do that; in fact I often go for a couple of weeks without taking a single new photo so I have to dig into the archives if I want to post something.


gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

Beautiful, Ian. I like the light in this scene. I too like the long exposure effect on the water and clouds.

21 Feb 2010 8:58am

Roland from United States

Excellent photograph, Ian.

22 Feb 2010 10:21am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Should be on a wall somewhere... beautiful.

23 Feb 2010 4:51am

Reiner from Germany

This is truly an amazing composition with great calmness.

24 Feb 2010 9:13am

30 seconds
ISO 200
21 mm (35mm equiv.)