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Old Jul 14, 2011, 11:57 PM   #1
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Took this shot this morning on a hike along the beach. Looking out to sea from beneath the Huntington Beach pier.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 12:00 AM   #2
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This shot provides a little better perspective. This is supposedly the longest pier on the West Coast. The other half is behind me, above the beach itself.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 1:28 AM   #3
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Great perspective Walter. This is certainly a very photogenic pier.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 8:04 AM   #4
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Hi Walter,

The long piers found on the left coast are a perfect subject for this shoot out.

I can't decide which I like better, the one with or without the bather.

Great image and perfect exposure showing the detail in the structure above

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Old Jul 15, 2011, 8:26 AM   #5
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Love the shot, piers are always fun to shoot, though the lighting is always challenging (assume these are HDR?). There's lots to like in both pictures - I like the boarder in the second one but I like the sea and lighting on it in the first one.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 9:37 AM   #6
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These two images are good examples of what I call virtual convergence. The various elements of the pier support form parallel lines that never intersect, yet they appear to converge.
Great shots, Walter.

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And, one more. There were 7-10 foot waves crashing as I was there.
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That last one has very nice timing. Some people may think that it's easy to capture a wave and the splash along a pier in a picture, but I don't think so. I'll either just miss the moment or capture an uninspiring wave, either just before or just after a really good one.
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Walter,
I prefer the second shot with the surfer. You're right, without the surfer it is difficult to judge the size of this pier. With the surfer in place easy..assuming you weren't using any unusual angles etc..
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Very nice, Walter. The second image is my pick too. The boarder gives scale to the image. Great exposure and composition on all of them.
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