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Broken and neglected, she awaits the sea
Broken and neglected, she awaits the sea
mbardeen


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Despair (Classic Editing)
Camera: HP PhotoSmart C618
Location: Brighton's West Pier
Date: Feb 17, 2003
ISO: 100
Galleries: Black and White, Water
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2003

The West Pier in Brighton UK, taken just after sunset. Rotated, Cropped, Re-scaled, Converted to B&W, upped the contrast, Unsharpen mask, added 9 pixel border.

(managed to lose all the settings while doing it though, so no idea about aperture or shutter speed)

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.2019
Avg (commenters): 6.9412
Avg (participants): 5.9615
Avg (non-participants): 6.4423
Views since voting: 2300
Votes: 208
Comments: 21
Favorites: 3 (view)


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AuthorThread
03/03/2003 08:34:05 AM
Thanks for all the great comments and the great voting! I knew this was a good pic, but I was worried about getting the emotion I felt across. Evidently I succeeded! You can see the original photo here and the entire pier here. I would have liked to include a picture of it before it collapsed, but, alas.. Anyway, if you're interested you can see one here.

Oh.. for those wondered what happened: A combination of neglect and weather brought it down around christmas time.. I was able to get this shot due to a really low tide the day I was shooting. There were tons of other people out that day, but luck was on my side and I only got one of them in the shot (you need to brighten up the pic to find them though!)

Message edited by author 2003-03-03 08:38:10.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2003 11:20:49 PM
Very nice photograph. Classical. Good choice for B+W. 8
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03/01/2003 08:33:04 AM
Great image, wonderful title, it all works for me.
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02/28/2003 11:23:24 PM
Good composition and exposure.
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02/28/2003 12:31:36 PM
Is that Brighton?
Excellent job with the silhouette and a very well balanced shot. B&W works very well here.
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02/28/2003 12:17:11 AM
nice composition. it begs the question, what happened here. it looks like you've got some glass reflection or something like that in your sky??? otherwise it's a pretty technically sound image. I suppose it could be a cloud but it looks fairly mechanical. I'm not sure what the rules are but I'd burn in the highlights there to give some more contrast in the sky if in fact that is a cloud. It could give you a nice added layer to the pic.
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02/27/2003 06:29:28 PM
this picture was done very nicely. I think that by adding some color would have helped out the picture though. Nice Work
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02/27/2003 05:17:49 PM
Nice idea. Good use of lines and patterns to display the concept and create interest to the photo. Good job.
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02/27/2003 03:55:11 PM
just wondering how did u get this view? is the bridge really broken?
02/27/2003 02:43:00 PM
This is a very interesting subject. The waves give it nice texture.
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02/27/2003 02:27:46 PM
Pretty nice, i like the idae and quality of the photo.
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02/27/2003 10:12:09 AM
very nice image, good job....9
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02/25/2003 08:47:21 PM
Very intriguing photo - looked at this one for a long time! 8
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02/24/2003 08:36:22 PM
Superb image. To me the shot speaks more of desolation than despair. Never the less, since it's only a question of interpretation, and your shot being so good, I'm giving it a 9. Great use of B/W by the way.
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02/24/2003 06:01:59 PM
"Colors" and tones speak despair.
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02/24/2003 02:44:59 PM
This is my absolute favourite this week. Focus, lighting and composition are all very good. Perfect in b&w. Well done. High score from Sweden.
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02/24/2003 11:49:08 AM
wow, this is a good image, where was it taken?
02/24/2003 09:32:57 AM
Wonderful. I hope you didn't do that just so you could take this photo of it :-) You made the right decision by bringing all that foreground into the image. It wouldn't have had the same impact if you had stood up and left it out. Good job!
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02/24/2003 02:25:37 AM
Great Pic! Tad more focus and detail along water would suit me better, but a NINE
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02/24/2003 12:55:14 AM
I really like this one. Great lines and contrast.
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02/24/2003 12:30:09 AM
nice graphic


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