<<< o >>>North Pier (revisited) #2 9 comments + add yours

Here's another shot of Blackpool's North Pier, taken a few minutes before my last entry, and in some ways I think I prefer this one. As always though, let me know what you think.

In other news ...

My latest Critique Slot Screencast is now live. These are a part of our online tutorials and are based on an image submitted by one of our members. The basic idea of each screencast is to work through the original image (critiquing the various changes that were made) and then reprocess the image from the original RAW file.

focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
image editor
plugins (etc)
9.04am on 14/10/10
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
aperture priority
Camera Raw
Photoshop CS5
16x9 + piers [North pier] + fylde coast [scenic] + show the original
comment by Dan Kaufman at 05:02 PM (GMT) on 16 December, 2010

Wow ! This just pops off the screen with WELL DONE written all over it ! Love the composition / POV. It's perfect. The B&W and toning is so subtly done, gives the scene an older time (when things were...different...) feel.

comment by Libby Nightingale at 07:00 PM (GMT) on 16 December, 2010

I can nearly feel the cold and damp. Very "Blackpool in the winter".
I like it a lot :-)

comment by Philip Jensen at 09:23 PM (GMT) on 16 December, 2010

I really like the mood in this one, as Dan & Libby also did. It really reminds me of "old days." My only question is in regard of the "tilting" is it completely even? Might just be my old head :P.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 10:15 PM (GMT) on 16 December, 2010

Here I am in Blackpool land again! Beautiful image David. Hard to judge between the two... for me anyway :) Love the processing choices for both images.

comment by Pau Blasi at 09:12 AM (GMT) on 17 December, 2010

Great toning and fine detail. Love the big wheel at the background.

comment by Chris at 07:54 AM (GMT) on 18 December, 2010

I Like them both. This one, I like being closer to the pier and being able to see the details. In terms of color toning, I prefer the previous image over this one. However, I don't think the color toning from the previous image would work all that well with this one.

comment by David Leland Hyde at 12:04 PM (GMT) on 18 December, 2010

I like what your changes did to the tone of light. The composition gave you a lot to work with. I like the way the background pier is a bit ghostly and sort of a shadow of the one in the foreground.

comment by Ben at 08:47 PM (GMT) on 19 December, 2010

Brilliantly processed as usually. Great work, David!

comment by djn1 at 02:31 PM (GMT) on 20 December, 2010

Thanks everyone :)