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Photo was taken at Hastings, in East Sussex on the south coast of England using a tripod, my old Samsung GX20 DSLR, and a Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens at 10mm (f...
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Photo was taken at Hastings, in East Sussex on the south coast of England using a tripod, my old Samsung GX20 DSLR, and a Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens at 10mm (f-4.5, ISO 100, Exposure: 1-180).
I wanted to capture the entire pier in a wide angle shot. Firstly, I noticed the cloud formations, then the setting sun under-lit the clouds and lit-up the pier buildings in gold, intensifying the reflection in the wet sand. When quickly trying to frame the shot, I initially saw the fisherman as an unwanted distraction – but soon realised he would provide good foreground interest, and should absolutely feature in the shot as Hastings has always been a fishing town. RAW image post-processed in Lightroom5 (contrast, WB, exp, vignette) then lightly processed in HDR Efex Pro2 in order to produce this near-NDR "Natural Dynamic Range".
Very sadly, in the early hours of 5 Oct 2010 the pier (opened in 1872) suffered a devastating fire that destroyed 95% of its superstructure.
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jojoxena
 
jojoxena June 28, 2013
Great,dramatic shot!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair July 02, 2013
Nice shot!
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican July 13, 2013
lovely
jleiweke
 
jleiweke August 02, 2013
Congrats!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 02, 2013
Wonderful shot & excellent HDR editing. Congratulations on being featured.
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska August 02, 2013
very nice
klex
 
klex August 02, 2013
Well deserved...
Carli
 
Carli August 02, 2013
fantastic shot! congrats :D
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan August 02, 2013
Fantastic detail, wonderful colours, patterns and reflection. Great view......splendid capture. Congrats on the feature.
kchased
 
kchased August 02, 2013
Great shot! Congrats on your feature!!
catini
 
catini August 02, 2013
Outstanding photo, congrats on your feature!
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drakkardarkblade August 02, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet August 02, 2013
great shot,congrats
bbranyon
 
bbranyon August 02, 2013
Nice capture!
VHiggins
 
VHiggins August 02, 2013
beautiful! congratulations!
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 02, 2013
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
MarcoPoveda
 
MarcoPoveda August 02, 2013
Muy buena, felicidades
MarcoPoveda
 
MarcoPoveda August 02, 2013
Muy buena, felicidades
bernieyoung
 
bernieyoung August 02, 2013
fabulous shot,congrats
bhaguchou
 
bhaguchou August 02, 2013
wow!!great shot!
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY August 02, 2013
NICE PLACE,GREAT WORK CONGRATS
hotpixel
 
hotpixel August 02, 2013
Very cool image !! Love the reflection and the clouds... congrats on this being Featured !!
Wayne_Sr
 
Wayne_Sr August 02, 2013
Awesome Shot! Congrats!
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud August 02, 2013
Fantastic Capture!!! Congratulations, well deserved!!
Following-Footprints
 
Following-Footprints August 02, 2013
Holy hell this is genius. Amazing work.
kkat PRO
 
kkat August 02, 2013
Super!! Congratulations!!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter August 02, 2013
Great image. Congrats. - Jake
donna6167
 
donna6167 August 02, 2013
Congrats, great photo!
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 August 03, 2013
Nice
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 August 03, 2013
Awesome shot - color and comp - love it! Congrats!
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coolspider August 04, 2013
Congrats, Great shot!
goober20101
 
goober20101 August 09, 2013
great shot.......congratulations on your feature
deanz
 
deanz August 24, 2013
nice effect
juliebowser
 
juliebowser August 25, 2013
Nicely composed mate. The figure adds interest and a sense f scale to the image :)
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mattsillence August 26, 2013
lovely light
SmoothShootz
 
SmoothShootz August 27, 2013
AfreakingMazing!!
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johnfcovin August 29, 2013
Unbelievable. Great beauty!
Pedrolino
 
Pedrolino September 14, 2013
Beautiful photo !!!
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican October 01, 2013
superb
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dscham October 23, 2013
Magnificent!
iancolston
 
iancolston January 05, 2014
This is really awesome!!!
cmbarden
 
cmbarden June 07, 2014
Absolutely perfect! Awesome shot. Congrats!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita July 16, 2014
superb !!!
marcbaechtold PRO+
 
marcbaechtold July 22, 2014
nice picture !
mindeye
 
mindeye January 26, 2015
Great feature, love the tone and scenery
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta January 29, 2015
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
mindeye
 
mindeye June 03, 2015
Creative and interesting composition, CONGRATS
laurenkaymyers Premium
 
laurenkaymyers July 29, 2015
Excellent shot. Wonderful lighting.
Shebeme2
 
Shebeme2 November 28, 2015
WOW....
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson December 31, 2016
Amazing.

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Behind The Lens

Location
Hastings, Sussex, on the south coast of England.
Time
8pm
Lighting
The setting sun shone on the already yellow Hastings Pier, rendering it almost golden. Literally "Golden Hour"!
Equipment
My old Samsung GX20, Sigma 10-20mm wide open on a solid Slik Pro tripod (although buried quite deeply in the wet sand to avoid movement!).
Inspiration
The hope of capturing some of the soul of the old English fishing town of Hastings.
Editing
Basic editing of the RAW file in Adobe Lightroom to bring the image back to close to what I saw on the day; saved to TIFF. Then to emphasize the cloud formations, and make the most of the available image information I used a subtle measure of HDR processing via HDR Efex Pro2; output to JPEG.
In my camera bag
Nikon D750 plus Nikkor 70-200 f2.8; Pentax K5 and the trusty Sigma 10-20mmand a Sigma 50mm f1.4 prime for portraiture.
Feedback
Golden hour, in the right conditions, will utterly change the character of the subject of your image. Always if you can, "wait for the light".

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