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6 Comments | Report
quincyfloyd PRO+
 
quincyfloyd November 14, 2015
Fabulous composition and use of perspective
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texaaronpueschel July 22, 2016
Many fine elements here.
GraemeH
 
GraemeH November 24, 2016
Feels like I am there, excellent depth and composition.
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catherinethompson December 04, 2016
Stunning colouring and love the composition.
michaelatkinson_5804 PRO
 
michaelatkinson_5804 December 04, 2016
Thank you!
JulienVIEL
 
JulienVIEL May 07, 2017
Just one word: wow!!!
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michaelatkinson_5804 May 21, 2017
Thanks Julien.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the North Pier at Roker, Sunderland on the north-east coast of England.
Time
I remember setting my alarm for 5.30am in order to get ready and drive from my home in Darlington to Sunderland for sunrise. This image was taken just after 7.00am on 25/10/2015.
Lighting
I wanted to show the people walking along the pier towards the sun, so I had to use a filter on my lens so that my image was not over exposed. As well as blocking out a lot of the light from the sun the filter also helped with the overall atmosphere of the image.
Equipment
This image was shot on a Canon 600D camera, with a Sigma 10-20mm lens set at 11mm. The camera was on a Manfrotto tripod and I used a Hilka 1000ND filter. The camera was triggered using the Canon remote.
Inspiration
I knew the sun at this time of year rises at the end of the North Pier and wanted to achieve a few silhouette style shots of the pier and lighthouse, but when I got there, a number of people were on early morning walks along the pier, so I bided my time until I got the desired composition.
Editing
The original image was taken in RAW format and I thgen processed the image in Lightroom. This entailed boosting contrast and saturation and a little bit of image sharpening.
In my camera bag
I normally carry my Canon 600D and Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens alongside a Canon 50mm and a Tamron 70-300mm lens. I now use a Lee Big Stopper filter and a Manfrotto tripod.
Feedback
Landscape photography is my favourite genre because the same location can be shot a number of times and at different times of the day/year and give totally different results and images. I would always say don't be put off by the weather, because in England it changes so frequently and invariably some of my best shots have been taken just after a storm passes or is approaching. Also, the old saying "patience is a virtue" could not be more apt for landscape photographers. Be prepared to wait for the right light or composition.

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