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Llanddulas Jetty

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 21 March 2011 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

The redundant and ramshackle 1940's wooden jetty at Llanddulas in north Wales.

It used to take crushed limestone from the local quarry out to waiting ships.

NIKON D700 1/125 second F/16.0 ISO 200 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

great great great!!!.. and actually I was thinking today about your photography when I visited Mike. Spriggs' page outside AM3. It's amazing to see the same place photographed by two different ( super talented) photographers. Excellent quality!! Inspiring!!!

21 Mar 2011 5:56am

@sunstone_maria: Hi Maria.....Mike, John and I had a full day's photography along the north Wales coast at the weekend starting on Llandudno beach at 5.30am for sunrise and finishing up after dark at the lighthouse at Talacre where we witnessed a magical moonrise - what a great day!

sunstone_maria from California, United States

I can't wait to see the third version created by John Leech. too much to ask?! :)

21 Mar 2011 5:59am

@sunstone_maria: He's already posted loads of photos as he's much quicker at post processing than me or can see them here:

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

You captured or created a sense of desolation. Superb!

21 Mar 2011 6:18am

@Richard: Hi Richard...this is a truly a surreal place yet very difficult to photograph in a way that does it justice!

Claus Petersen from Herfølge, Denmark

The strong silhouette really gives this image a beautiful mood.

21 Mar 2011 8:11am

@Claus Petersen: Thanks Claus - the sun was quite low as it was about an hour or so before sunset and I was able to compose the photo so that the structure of the pier shielded the actual sun which would have looked a bit harsh in the photo. I was pleased with the sillouette.

guillaume from Paris, France

magnific !

21 Mar 2011 9:08am

@guillaume: Thanks Guillaume!

Helder Ferreira from Maia, Portugal

Lovely contrast and sky! Good job!

21 Mar 2011 10:07am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

fantastic image - the sky, the shore, the contrasts, the depth, the composition - 5 huge stars!

21 Mar 2011 10:29am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A black and an intense white splendidly compound and very beautiful

21 Mar 2011 10:57am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Well done!

21 Mar 2011 11:21am

Jochen from Wildschönau, Austria

grandios ..... a poster in black & white .... excellent work

21 Mar 2011 11:41am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very nice shot Ian! Looks like you all had a great day out.

21 Mar 2011 2:24pm

sunstone_maria from California, United States

Thank you Ian for the link. A real pleasure to view all three different versions of the same place. Stunning photography!

21 Mar 2011 2:26pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Very impressive view and the B&W is amazing, as all the ones you propose....
May I ask if you use a particular software for getting them?

21 Mar 2011 3:54pm

@Gérard Beullac: Hi Gérard....I process my photos into B&W by opening the Nikon NEF (Raw) file in Nikon's own software Capture NX2. Usually I only make very minor exposure or white balance amendments at this stage before saving the image as a 16 bit Tiff file.

I then open it in Photoshop CS5 (I was using CS3 until very recently) and I convert it to B&W using the dedicated photoshop converter. I then add contrast selectively ie some parts of the photo get more contrast than others.

I use Photoshops layer system as it's very flexible and allows you to quickly assess the effect of changes that you make to the image.

missparis from PARIS, France

Excellent this NB

21 Mar 2011 4:12pm

OpenSpace Images from Wirral, United Kingdom

Great image, very atmospheric. I always find this jetty really creepy when I drive past it on the A55 and so I like the intensity of the processing here!

21 Mar 2011 6:00pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Many thanks Ian. Now, the only thing I have to do is to try...

21 Mar 2011 6:31pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Crikey you did have a spectacular day, just been having a look through that Flickr page and the shots are all pretty much incredible, cannot wait until you put the long exp. one up in here!

21 Mar 2011 7:34pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

WOW! This has it all, great contrasts, a jetty, character,water, reflections, and so much detail to pour over...great work Ian!

21 Mar 2011 8:39pm

Bertrand Duhamel from Roxton Pond, Quebec, Canada

A truly magnificent b&w shot. Congrats !

21 Mar 2011 8:39pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful B&W.

21 Mar 2011 10:14pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Tout simplement splendide!

21 Mar 2011 10:25pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Magnificent work and a perfect sky to the composition.

22 Mar 2011 12:50am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Excellent b&w capture!

22 Mar 2011 4:48am

Dustin W. Fletcher from Dallas, United States

I like this quite a lot, particularly the nice, soft sky against the hard lines of the pier. Great looking shot all the way around.

22 Mar 2011 4:50am

yvanmarn from Slovenia

Great photo, well executed. Congratulations!

22 Mar 2011 6:42pm

k@ from Paris, France

Wonderful photograph, as so often here, i appreciate the blacks & the whites a lot under your beautifully contrasted angle.

25 Mar 2011 7:18am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

great shot again, i love the industrial feel you have matched with the landscape you take. great skill.

25 Mar 2011 2:00pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe lumiere !

29 Mar 2011 6:00pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Great! *****

22 Aug 2011 11:49am

1/125 second
ISO 200
16 mm (35mm equiv.)