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Old Dec 16, 2010, 9:17 AM   #1
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This is a fun topic, and while these shots weren't taken for the shoot-out, I thought they fit in well. The subject is Oceanside's pier, we occasionally go down there for a weekend get-away. The placement of the shots isn't exactly the same, but it's similar.

First shot was taken in 2005 on a foggy morning, sunlight breaking through the gloom to light Ruby's Diner at the end of the pier:



Another trip, this time in September. No fog to be seen, just morning light:



That evening after the sun went down:



This last shot of the pier, taken in November one early morning before the sun came up.



I think this series qualifies for the challenge - all are of the same pier, all cover different times, weather/lighting conditions and photo techniques.
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Old Dec 16, 2010, 10:02 AM   #2
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Great series. I like the last shot the most but I don't understand what is going on there. What are the "stripes" in the sky? It almost looks like they are coming from smoke generators on the pier but why?

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Old Dec 16, 2010, 10:20 AM   #3
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I agree, a nice series that fits the challenge very well. I assume the last shot was zoomed??
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Great pics! The evening shot (3rd) is my favourite

It's gonna take me a few days to accumulate a series... maybe I'll post one at a time?
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Old Dec 16, 2010, 2:14 PM   #5
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I agree, a nice series that fits the challenge very well. I assume the last shot was zoomed??
I would have to agree that it is zoomed. I can make out the zoom traces of the reflection of the lights in the water. You have to look closely to see them.

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Old Dec 16, 2010, 2:28 PM   #6
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Walter is right - I shot that last one for a "light trail" topic. So I created light trails from stationary objects by zooming in while the shutter was open. Star effect in the third one is natural, just used a small aperture.
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Nice series. That last shot is most interesting. Well done.
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Superb series. You've just about covered most of the major themes.
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You have certainly captured the pier in it's best light, each and every time.
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Thanks for the compliments - as you can see, I find the pier an interesting subject. It probably has something to do with the fact that we live in the mountains and seeing the ocean/pier is something refreshing/out of the ordinary for us. I didn't even know the pier was there the first time we went down there - it was so foggy I couldn't see it at first. I could see the light on Ruby's very vaguely and couldn't figure out what was out there - boat or what. As I kept walking the fog started to lift and I could finally make out the restaurant (the first picture posted). At the time I had no idea what it was, but I was hooked on it as a photography subject.
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