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This is an HDR of the underside of Fleetwood pier, created using three bracketed exposures. Well, to be accurate, it's mostly an HDR, but I used the sky from the underexposed original image as I felt that the sky in the HDR image was too contrasty and noisy.

focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
1.52pm on 21/2/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
C1 Pro
3x2 + HDR + piers [Fleetwood] + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by Richard at 07:30 PM (GMT) on 22 February, 2008

Nice tones on this image. On a separate note, I was in the Downtown Philadelphia Barnes and Noble bookstore and stood next to a lady who was looking at your "How To Photograph Your Baby" book. I told her that I knew the author (thats a first for me) and that while I hadnt seen inside the book, I was sure that the content will give just what she needs. She bought the book as well as a hardback photo-book on erotic nudes!

comment by rhys at 08:32 PM (GMT) on 22 February, 2008

Sorry, I cant see anything appart from the thumbnail in this comments pop-up.

comment by El Jefe at 09:24 PM (GMT) on 22 February, 2008

Woow, me encanta este HDR. Las tecturas y detalles de la pasarela son excepcionales. Como siempre, otro espectacular trabajo de procesado.

comment by rhys at 09:53 PM (GMT) on 22 February, 2008

ahh, got it now. Superb, what a tonal range.

comment by s.a. at 10:40 PM (GMT) on 22 February, 2008

nice perspective, but to me it looks more like a 3d digital art than a photograph.

comment by djn1 at 10:52 PM (GMT) on 22 February, 2008

Richard: thanks.

rhys: thanks for the heads-up - there was a problem with the first version I uploaded but it's fixed now.

s.a.: I realise that HDR images aren't to everyone's taste but the reason I like them is that they allow me to explore scenes that couldn't be captured by any other means. Well, strictly speaking I suppose this one could have been lit to look this way, but it wouldn't have been an easy shot.

comment by JM at 11:18 PM (GMT) on 22 February, 2008

Seems like metal. - really well done...

comment by Craig at 02:51 AM (GMT) on 23 February, 2008

Gorgeous tone and beautiful capture! Love the mood.

comment by Lunamania at 09:46 AM (GMT) on 23 February, 2008

The silvery feel is amazing and strong lines on top and bottom. Awesome.

comment by Azhar at 03:44 PM (GMT) on 23 February, 2008

Hmmm. I like this one. Gives a great sense of space with the perspective you chose. Nice shot.

comment by djn1 at 07:32 PM (GMT) on 23 February, 2008

Thanks all, and my apologies for not posting anything this evening (Saturday) but Libby is full of cold, as is Tabitha. Libby's ok, but Tabby is only happy when being carried, so I didn't manage to get out today. Hopefully they'll both be a bit better tomorrow.

comment by chiara at 10:24 PM (GMT) on 23 February, 2008

Amazing as usual

comment by Abel at 12:37 AM (GMT) on 24 February, 2008

What technique did you use to be able to use the sky from the underexposed original? Great picture as usual! LIke a lot the toning in it. A

comment by jelb at 11:29 PM (GMT) on 24 February, 2008

Great treatment..Nice perspective..Bravo!

comment by djn1 at 10:39 AM (GMT) on 25 February, 2008

Abel: I added a copy of the underexposed image as a separate layer then used a mask to reveal the sky.

comment by Bill at 01:45 PM (GMT) on 25 February, 2008

You would think a photograph shot under a pier would be boring, but this one is interesting.

comment by m at 08:43 PM (GMT) on 25 February, 2008

Thought the tardis was clever but wouldn't want to put it up. This one however I would. I like it :-)

comment by birgit at 09:06 AM (GMT) on 26 February, 2008

I usualy don´t run out of words, but here... :WOW ! is all I have to say.
it´s amazing to my eyes!

comment by Claus at 10:07 AM (GMT) on 26 February, 2008

Cool processing, I just love the way you have iluminated the bottom of the pier!

comment by mehdi at 07:33 AM (GMT) on 5 March, 2008

its a great HDR picture !

comment by Xavier Rey at 08:55 PM (GMT) on 11 March, 2008

Great work !!