Swanage bay, dorset,england,uk
This was Swanage Bay at dusk. Taken at the opposite end of the day to the photo I posted a couple of days ago of the lone boat in the morning, although the colour is nearly identical. The Sun was below the horizon so there wasn’t much light left, and this is slightly over exposed to lighten it up a bit.
I liked the hill on the horizon on the right side as it added a bit of curvy interest along an otherwise ordinary straight line. I loved the calmness of the sea and the cooling of the air. This is a ten second exposure, enough to smooth out the ripples on the surface of the sea, not that there was much as it was so calm.
Bournemouth Pier, Dorset, England,UK
Bournemouth Pier early on a Saturday morning, early summer before the masses arrive! I couldn’t resist those lines on the sandy boardwalk.
I really like these structures mainly because people love them so much. They are quite difficult to make money from, and cost a lot of money to maintain. Without the love of the people I think many would just be shut down or knocked down. Even the rundown ones are left alone in the hope that someone will one day come along and save it. This pier has and is undergoing significant changes in order to squeeze some profit out of it…but it’s still there, and in many ways it is still going strong.
As far as processing goes, I added a curve preset in Pshop because I found the original colours a little distracting, the curve preset just evened out the differences a bit.
Canary Wharf through barbed wire, london, england, uk
I took this photograph a few years ago at the end of a cycle touring trip from Istanbul to London. I was waiting for a ferry to take me across the river, so took some time out to have a stroll around the riverside and take some photographs. It was the middle of a bright sunny spring day,and when I saw the barbed wire on top of a low wall I peered through it and immediately saw this composition.