Ron Spencer  

Pier Remnants by Ron Spencer

November 2021 - Pier Remnants

About the Image(s)

The attached image is titled "Pier Remnants".The Mississippi gulf coast experiences a lot of tropical storms and hurricanes, as you know. The piers are frequently destroyed. People keep rebuilding their expensive piers because they are centerpieces of family fun on the many gatherings, fishing fireworks, even though the darn things are so expensive and unfortunately temporary. Anyway, I submitted this image as it features the remnants of an old pier near an intact one, and because the image is an HDR composite, the ghosted moving waves sort of suggest the passage of time. Nikon D600, low ISO and slow shutter speeds, ND filter in the bright sunlight.

6 comments posted

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Hi Ron. Welcome to DD29. I look forward to seeing more images. I like the history and the fact that you image as 3 piers in different stages of destruction. Your use of the ND and composite gives great toning and color to the incoming waves. One point that I do find is that the wooden pier, closest, aligns with the far pier. A higher or lower camera position might result in separation between the horizontal pieces of the two piers.   Posted: 11/07/2021 20:20:23

Ron Spencer
Thanks Bob. I see what you mean. The linear separation on the piers above distracts a bit from the subject in the mid-foreground.
I'm gonna keep working on these things.   Posted: 11/08/2021 10:11:36

Tim Sanders   Tim Sanders
Hi Ron and welcome.
Bob as usual has summed up your image accurately and succinctly. But I really love the quality and appearance you have got into the sea.   Posted: 11/09/2021 03:48:25

Stephan Debelle   Stephan Debelle
Love the scene and its tone, the slow shutter works well. I would not change anything, I see one pier so perhaps Bob is on point with the camera angle to show the two piers. May be a few dust spots in the sky..   Posted: 11/09/2021 17:53:32

Karen Harris   Karen Harris
I love the slow shutter speed effect. Very nice and interesting image.   Posted: 11/10/2021 22:05:39

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Welcome to our group Ron - looking forward to seeing your pictures.
Love the overall feel of this image - moody and thought provoking. As it's a documentary image, it does represent the reality of the subject. Unfortunately for me, the composition is a bit skewed, and the centre of the point interest is on the right hand side only, with nothing much happening on the left side. Also, the pier in the background is mostly obscured by the pier in front. It might not have been physically possible to shoot this from a bit further to the right, but that might be an option.

  Posted: 11/13/2021 13:29:48


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