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Old Oct 2, 2011, 8:55 PM   #1
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Nearly destroyed by a storm nearly 3 decades ago, the Huntington Beach pier was rebuilt stronger -- and longer -- than ever. Here's a B&W shot from underneath. C&C welcome. See my recent post in the Landscape forum for some sunset views of the pier.
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 4:03 AM   #2
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Nice shot. I would clone that person out of it though
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 7:36 AM   #3
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I love the clouds, sand, barnacles, and texture of the support poles and underside of the pier. Very nice lighting.
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Nice shot. I would clone that person out of it though
I choose to keep him in to provide perspective.
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 11:58 PM   #5
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Well done. Great treatment of the foreground sand. B&W was an excellent choice to integrate sky, sand and pier.

I would have done two things differently. First is to clone out the two birds. Second is either clone out the piling base that is just peeking out from behind the second piling from the left or taken the photo from a another few inches closer to the water.

I surfed here on many occasions, lived in the county for 27 years. Seems like the end of the pier was damaged about every 10 years. Wondered why they just didn't rebuild the whole thing.
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Nice shot- is this an HDR...? I might be tempted to crop a touch from the front so the pier legs are just a bit closer to the bottom of the shot- say a foot away...
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No, not an HDR. Just a lot of adjustment in PS5 and Topaz Adjust.
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Love the texture of the water, barnacles and timber piers. Works well in B&W.
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Walter, didnt you have a G2? What have you got now and why did you change camera? Thanks
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5D MkII, 40D and G11...and too many lenses :-)
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