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    Photos Roker Pier stormy day

    took these 2 a couple of weeks ago
    The first one i took before dawn
    the second about 20 mins after sunrise it was quite a stormy day but manage to get places were the wind did not affect the camera.
    I not been able to get out with camera as started work again
    but a xmas comming soon I hope to be out and about
    one or two members on here may have already seen them well Gazza has

    Any C + C welcome as need to do more in the presentation side hope you know what i mean
    ie rule of thirds posistioning etc

    1 before dawn this was around 10 seconds exposure



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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    I much prefer the first one, it has a real brooding drama to it that is less so in the second, which has a a bit of lens flare in the borrom corner and the top right needs burning in a bit to rein in the brighter patch.

    In a perfect world, gulls in the first would have been even better, but its a great enough shot in my opinion as it is.

    Rules, such as the rule of thirds are guidlines not rules, and like all rules are meant, as they say, to be broken. I like how the lighthouse is still able to be reflected in the shoreline of the first one too.


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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    Two beautiful images. I like both of them. As Bilbo says, the first has a rather brooding feel to it however there's also a tranquility about it too. The second one is also a stunning image. The fiery sky and that huge breaker in the background is like something out of a movie.

    Personally I can't pick out of the two which would be my preferred image because both are superb but I have to say, I like the completely central lighthouse in the 1st image. The RO3's broken perfectly.

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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    yep 1st one for me too, a moody image with a sense of calm, like the second one aswell a bit to much dead space on the right still i dont mind a bit of burnout gives a sense of realism to the pic, shAMe you couldnt get a bit closer to the end of thaat pier, well done
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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    both excellent pics, well done. can't decide which one i prefer most
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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    love the 1st one.i can actualy hear the wind & smell the sea.i love walking along that pier.especialy when the roker lights used to be on late summer early autum.

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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    I can't really give any technical advice like these guys can but I love those pics mate, top effort! 2nd is my fav. Looking forward to seeing some more

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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    Love the two of them ,the first edges it for me due to the neutral tones ,composition and the rule of 2/3rds is just a guide as posted earlier ,one other thing is that no matter how you take a picture it will be looked/scanned at top left to bottom right (one of the weird things programmed into us with reading ) ,also items coming in to the picture are generally referred as moving right to left and vice versa for going out of the picture (generally speaking).

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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    thanx for the nice replies
    finish tuesday weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    merry xmass to all

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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    superb mate, love both tbh

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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    hehe who would have thought a sand dancer could do our pier so much justice, cracking shots m8 - my fav is the first, both good shots tho, what camera u using btw ?

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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    Ghost, apart from the fact that the 2 pics are very good in their own right, it's great to see more of you thinking about the shots rather than getting into the habit of shooting a scene 30 times from every angle to cover all bases. Nothing wrong with taking a few shots at different settings to ensure you get what you're after but buying a DSLR and then just snapping away at everything is pointless.

    My preference is with the masses on this one. The first shot has much better colour balance, and the highlights/midtones work very well together as apposed to the second image where its more highlight vs shadows and your eye struggles to decide whether it's supposed to be a silhouette or not. I also prefer the central positioning of the lighthouse in the first, as it balances the composition. Well done on ignoring the rule of thirds, which most photographers will tell you can make or break an image, meaning it has it's place but can also ruin things.

    Look forward to seeing more from you Ghost...

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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    Yes, another couple for very good captures - well done.
    Two thumbs up but it's the second that really does it for me !

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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    Both really good, second for me.
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    Default Re: Roker Pier stormy day

    They both do it for me, I am a sucker for sunset / sunrise shots as I just love the oranges, reds etc etc in sky but the first also has a unique appeal to it. Like Neo said, nice one for thinking away from the traditional rule of thirds composition, sometimes it can fall on it's arse horribly but on these occasions it works.

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