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West Pier #3

Posted on Wed 10th May, 2006, 4:11pm

ISO: 100, Shutter speed: 1/160, Aperture: f/4,
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Flash: None, Cropping: None,
Lens: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L, Focal length: 35mm,
Captured: 6th May 2006, 6:58pm,

Here's the HDR shot I promised yesterday. The hut's ended up with a kind of weird triangular glow around it but I don't think it detracts from anything.

Needless to say this has had a fair amount of other work done besides being run through Photomatix, as 'raw' HDRs always tend to look a bit crap.

Update: I think I've worked out one of the reasons I like this photo. It's the dual patches of light on the wooden boards either side of the hut. They look like they're both coming from different directions, as if there are two suns. At least that's how it seems to me anyway.

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Zippy, Wed 10th May, 2006, 4:23pm
Very nice.....it's kind of....eerie!

Jamey, Wed 10th May, 2006, 4:27pm
It's a ghost hut. Run, Scoob!

M, Wed 10th May, 2006, 4:28pm
Atmospheric - lovely!! M

Jonathan, Wed 10th May, 2006, 4:48pm
Entrancing, beautiful.

Jim, Wed 10th May, 2006, 5:00pm
Wish I had never shown you how to do HDR shots now. Good work.

Justin, Wed 10th May, 2006, 5:43pm
I like how the central board and slanted side boards lead your eye to the hut, and once there the boards are slanted in the opposite direction and, as you point out, are lit in an interesting way.

Pete, Wed 10th May, 2006, 9:35pm
Nice I like the Symmetry

Jonathan Fleck, Wed 10th May, 2006, 10:02pm
This one definitely works for me over and above the previous shots of the West Pier. Has a very Chromasia feel to it (and with Dave being based near and having lots of shots of Blackpool's Piers, not surprising the similarity!). And unlike many HDR shots that sometimes like surreal and fake, this one really does work. Definitely one to add to the portfolio IMHO.

chris, Wed 10th May, 2006, 10:11pm
awesome feel of isolation and emptyness with this one, the colours work really well and i like the symmetry

Jon, Thu 11th May, 2006, 12:40pm
Very dreamy, really like this one a lot.

Gary, Thu 11th May, 2006, 3:03pm
wonderfully balanced and symetrical shot

Sysagent, Thu 11th May, 2006, 9:16pm
Great Symmetry and great processing, would have liked to have seen the colour image of it though :)

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