The Sun Sets on Worthing Pier

The Sun Sets on Worthing Pier

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Worthing Pier. Shot using a Pentax K-r and smc DAL 18-55mm lens (set to 18mm). Exposure of 0.5s at f/8.
20/11/2011 - 23:32davesexton
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed4/5
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length18mm
Views/Likes107/0

Dodge69

Link Posted 20/11/2011 - 23:55
Excellent work, lots of boxes ticked, and the figure enjoying the view makes it for me
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morpheus71

Link Posted 20/11/2011 - 23:57
Lovely light and energy - I like that you have also caught someone on the pier whistfully gazing out over the interminable stretch of the sea
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 07:16
Wonderful and strong
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Fletcher8

Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 07:31
Great light and a good composition. Like the light change from right to left, works really well.
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kilmas2

Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 08:02
As above
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kff

Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 08:43
superb picture...

davesexton

Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 09:27
Thanks for the comments. Only been doing this for a couple of months (previous interest was astronomical imaging only). You gen kind of obsessed don't you. I am already wishing I had splashed out on the K5 rather than the K-r, however I will get some better glass before upgrading. Fantastic hobby and I am loving the way the K-r performs.
Capture: Pentax K-1, PENTAX HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR, PENTAX 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro, SAMYANG 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC, SAMYANG 35mm F1.4 AS UMC, • SAMYANG 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC

Processing: Adobe Bridge for organisation, DxO Optics Pro Elite for RAW development, ON1 Photo RAW for some 'stylising' and Affintiy Photo for more involved edits.

grahamwalton

Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 10:28
This is a lovely photo. The exposure is good, with the movement of the sea, adding to the feel of the picture. The lighting and tones that you have acheived is excellent.

If it were me, I would try cropping some off the right hand side of the picture. This would move the end of the pier away from the centre and possibly improve the composition. What do you think?

As it is, it is still an excellent photo. Well done.
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davesexton

Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 10:57
Graham,

I take you point with respect to the composition, and I will give it a go when I am at home this evening. Thank you for the suggestion.

Best regards,

Dave
Capture: Pentax K-1, PENTAX HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR, PENTAX 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro, SAMYANG 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC, SAMYANG 35mm F1.4 AS UMC, • SAMYANG 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC

Processing: Adobe Bridge for organisation, DxO Optics Pro Elite for RAW development, ON1 Photo RAW for some 'stylising' and Affintiy Photo for more involved edits.

petemasty

Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 11:24
davesexton wrote:
Thanks for the comments. Only been doing this for a couple of months (previous interest was astronomical imaging only). You gen kind of obsessed don't you. I am already wishing I had splashed out on the K5 rather than the K-r, however I will get some better glass before upgrading. Fantastic hobby and I am loving the way the K-r performs.

Nice shot Dave It has movement, nice tone, good composition, vibrant colours. I notice your comment on the glass you've used. Please dont be so fast to replace because the 18-55 DAL is a very good kit lens indeed. I did a quick and dirty test with the lens against my Fuji X100 (the 23mm fujinon lens is very highly regarded) and I can honestly say there was no difference at all even blown up to A2. That said, buying and trying new lenses is all part of the fun and the photographic journey.

Great shot. congratulations.
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davesexton

Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 11:32
Pete,

Thanks for the comment on the glass. I agree that the kit lenses are good. However, I am hungry for field of view. I am looking at something like a Sigma 10-24mm (or perhaps a Tamron). I am very keen of ultra wide field and exaggerated perspective. Any additional glass will augment and not replace the kit lenses that I have.

Regards,

Dave
Capture: Pentax K-1, PENTAX HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR, PENTAX 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro, SAMYANG 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC, SAMYANG 35mm F1.4 AS UMC, • SAMYANG 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC

Processing: Adobe Bridge for organisation, DxO Optics Pro Elite for RAW development, ON1 Photo RAW for some 'stylising' and Affintiy Photo for more involved edits.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 18:55
Brilliant image: there's so much to enjoy here.
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sandinista

Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 22:47
bwlchmawr wrote:
Brilliant image: there's so much to enjoy here.

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davidstorm

Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 23:31
Great shot, I love the angle you have used here Dave and as stated by many of the comments above, the light and colours are fantastic. I would also echo the comment about the 18-55 lens; don't be too hasty to replace it. I have seen so many great shots on the Gallery taken with this lens.

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pauljay

Link Posted 22/11/2011 - 12:52
In my view cropping the right hand side would restrict the subject to the pier only whereas now it is the pier in its environment. Magnificent shot whatever.
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szgabor

Link Posted 22/11/2011 - 18:29
Excellent shot, wonderful colours. I do like it.
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Zed

Link Posted 22/11/2011 - 20:50
Nicely done. The colours on the right are great, as is the rest. Well taken.
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puma

Link Posted 20/12/2011 - 21:07
This is pretty darn incredible shot!
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