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Jekyll Pier



Fishing pier at sunset.

Fishing pier at sunset.
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Legendary Award
Honorable Mention
Peer Award
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Superb Composition
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Outstanding Creativity
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Top Choice
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Magnificent Capture
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All Star
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Exceptional Contrast
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Superior Skill
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Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
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Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
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21 Comments | Report
jmcmatkins
 
jmcmatkins July 01, 2010
Totally gorgeous!
anybody23
 
anybody23 July 29, 2010
Breathtaking!
Khrich409
 
Khrich409 September 22, 2010
Nice capture here...really pretty!
lmonroe
 
lmonroe October 01, 2010
I DO love this photo. I was really hoping for a win but the honorable mention is GREAT. Congratulations!
danny42 PRO
 
danny42 October 01, 2010
beautiful silhouette.Congrats
amd0749
 
amd0749 October 01, 2010
Great shot! Congrats!
DianeCArtography
 
DianeCArtography October 01, 2010
CONGRATULATIONS! Beautiful capture!
angiebanta
 
angiebanta October 01, 2010
This is gorgeous!!! Congrats!!
kitquinc
 
kitquinc October 01, 2010
Congratulations Gary!!!
zpawpaw
 
zpawpaw October 02, 2010
Very pretty and congrats on the honorable mention!:)
menics13
 
menics13 October 02, 2010
lovely silhouettes...Congrats!
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake October 03, 2010
Awesome silhouette ! Congrats on the HM !!
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr October 03, 2010
Great composition and awesome silhouette! Congratulations on your Honorable Mention in the Summer contest! *****
.inspiration.
 
.inspiration. July 19, 2011
amazing silhoutte! great capture.
emmanuel_ocampo
 
emmanuel_ocampo September 02, 2011
Maganda (Beautiful) invites you exhibit this beautiful photo in the gallery. The URL address is http://www.viewbug.com/photo-communities/maganda-beautiful

jchurch
 
jchurch July 11, 2012
Love the color
sayan200517
 
sayan200517 November 19, 2012
Wow !!!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade November 27, 2012
Fantastic capture! If you get a chance please check out my photos and vote here: www.viewbug.com/drakkardarkblade/vote
SteveBW PRO
 
SteveBW January 16, 2013
nice!
JacquesV
 
JacquesV July 12, 2013
Love this!
delocon
 
delocon July 28, 2013
Great contrast and colours...nice shot.

Behind The Lens

Location
This is the fishing pier on Jekyll Island, an island off the coast of Georgia, near the town of Brunswick.
Time
This was a trip celebrating my wife's birthday in May. We had explored the island which has some terrific dead trees on driftwood beach. We then explored the north end of the island at sunset, which is when this was taken.
Lighting
Shooting into the sun can cause flare, so I waited until the sun was behind the pier, but had not yet set.
Equipment
This was taken "BD" (before I went with a DSLR). Camera was a Nikon Coolpix P80, handheld
Inspiration
I had taken several shots of the sun setting behind the pier, when I saw this fisherman heading out to the end of the pier. I waited until he had passed the man with the bicycle and took the shot.
Editing
The only post-processing I did was to clone out some of the flare on the water, and increased the contrast of the bicycle area, which was a bit blown out.
In my camera bag
I now carry my main Nikon D90 with a 18-200mm zoom lens. In the bag is a Nikon D3100 with a 18-55mm lens, an old Nikkor 50mm F1.8 lens, and for architectural work, a Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 wide angle lens. I also have backup batteries, chargers, memory cards, a Nikon SB-700 speedlight, and a polarizing filter.
Feedback
Timing is important in getting the right combination of lighting, composition and subject. Anticipating what might happen and waiting for the right moment takes patience and planning. Because you never know what might present itself quickly, it is necessary to have your camera ready to take the image. That may require adjusting your camera settings even before the opportunity presents itself.

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