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This is the second of the long exposures I mentioned yesterday, and of the three (maybe four) that I'm going to put up I think this is probably my favourite.

focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
1.50pm on 27/1/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
aperture priority
C1 Pro
2x1 + piers [Fleetwood] + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by hixster at 07:55 PM (GMT) on 28 January, 2008

Was just looking at yesterdays and this one popped up! :-) Really nice, cool tones, I liked the long exposure of yesterdays, but I prefer this one with the pier adding more interest.
Great palette!

comment by csj @ id7.co.uk at 08:03 PM (GMT) on 28 January, 2008

Putting yourself and your kit, where no camera should ever go ..... lovely shot of a classic pier, and the ND filters came into their own on this shot, good one mate, tonally superior yet again.

comment by Jennifer at 08:33 PM (GMT) on 28 January, 2008

Beautiful :-)

comment by Suri at 08:59 PM (GMT) on 28 January, 2008

cold and peacefull... I like it ! :)

comment by Jason at 10:01 PM (GMT) on 28 January, 2008

Dave is this really only ND filter alone or is there some element of HDR at play here? It is a fantastic image and the framing is perfect. Is it cropped or stitched? It’s just the aspect ratio looks very cinematic.

comment by Oswegan at 10:14 PM (GMT) on 28 January, 2008

Nice wide angle view.

comment by jelb at 10:27 PM (GMT) on 28 January, 2008

Well done treatment..Nice image..Bravo!

comment by djn1 at 11:21 PM (GMT) on 28 January, 2008

csj: don't worry, I wasn't in any danger of getting wet ;-)

Jason: yes, it's just a couple of ND filters and some masked Curves - no HDR. As for the aspect ratio: it's cropped from the original 3x2. In the original I'd placed the pier in a more central position - to include more of the blurred waves in the foreground, but it didn't work as well as the 2x1 crop.

comment by Damien Franco at 08:03 AM (GMT) on 29 January, 2008

This is quite a wonderful image you have produced. I look forward to more beautiful works in the future.

comment by Darren Vernon at 12:29 PM (GMT) on 29 January, 2008

The first thing that I said when I saw this was "Oh crike!". A cracking image.

comment by One Way at 01:24 PM (GMT) on 29 January, 2008

Great wide angle shot, love the soft cool feel to it

comment by David Chabashvili at 05:23 PM (GMT) on 29 January, 2008

Wow..this is beautiful!!!

comment by chrisf at 06:41 PM (GMT) on 29 January, 2008

nice capture, and the crop works out really well

comment by 360 Pixels at 06:56 PM (GMT) on 29 January, 2008

Beautiful tones, I love it.

comment by djn1 at 07:55 PM (GMT) on 29 January, 2008

Thanks all :-)

comment by geckonia at 04:46 AM (GMT) on 31 January, 2008

You're putting out some great work here!

comment by Steve Blake at 05:30 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2008

I'm interested in how you acheived this degree of motion blurring. Did you need an ND filter to reduce light?

Steve Blake

comment by djn1 at 05:37 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2008

Steve: I used two ND filters - a .9 (3 stop) filter for the entire image and a .6 (2 stop) graduated filter to further darken the sky.