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This shot was taken during my Creating Dramatic Images workshop last weekend. We'd spent the morning working through a variety of topics but spent most of the afternoon photographing the seafront and North Pier. I'd been shooting the sea, but was glad I turned round in time to grab this shot.

If you're interested, my good mate Craig has posted an alternative version here:


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3.40pm on 17/9/11
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
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3x2 + piers [North pier] + no print + people + show the original
comment by jennannej at 08:31 PM (GMT) on 23 September, 2011

i like it. the color and texture give it an old time feel. i like the energy to it.

comment by retlaw7 at 08:32 PM (GMT) on 23 September, 2011

I love how contrasty rainy days can be since the wetness goes so bright. Im impressed with you shopping out that child, well done!

comment by Carlos Garcia at 08:42 PM (GMT) on 23 September, 2011

Nice processing. Looks like an "old" photograph. I just love how the boardwalk turned out.

comment by Ian Mylam at 09:42 PM (GMT) on 23 September, 2011

Great to see how this one turned out, as I watched you press the shutter release at the time! I think I prefer Craig's viewpoint on this one, but this is also a nice shot.

comment by Matthias [Fatamanta] at 09:51 PM (GMT) on 23 September, 2011

The originl feature shows how much pro your work is. And of course, respect of your abilities. What I do not like here is the touch of unsharpness - a result of wide opened aperture? I'm not sure, but I would have had prefered an smaller aperture for getting mor deep sharp details. Anyway, great scene - I also like Craigs version, maybe a liitle bit more ;). Cheers!

comment by djn1 at 06:50 AM (GMT) on 24 September, 2011

Thanks all :)

Matthias: I agree, f/2.8 was a good choice. In fact, it wasn't a choice - I'd been shooting the sea at f/2.8 and just grabbed the shot without thinking about the aperture. I'm glad I did, but I do agree, a bit more depth of field would have helped :)

comment by Heinz at 02:27 PM (GMT) on 24 September, 2011

das sieht gut aus. Feine Tonung.

comment by Keivan Zavari at 07:39 AM (GMT) on 26 September, 2011

cool ...
Thanks Matthias ... that was an interesting point.

comment by Christiane Nicely at 08:46 AM (GMT) on 28 September, 2011

Brilliant, David!

comment by samar at 06:38 AM (GMT) on 11 October, 2011

this is absolutely fantastic one...

comment by crash at 12:29 PM (GMT) on 19 October, 2011

very funny scene! the kid in the wagon has got it easy!