and so right round to the end of the bay to Oystermouth, The rain put a stop to picture taking, then cleared in time for my arrival at Mumbles
Great shot. I love the symmetry, like an endless puzzle, stacking into the distance under the pier. Everything clinging to it is quite amazing to see. Great shot.
29 Jul 2010 5:20am
very good, love the detail
29 Jul 2010 5:23am
Piers are such strange Victorian lumps of wood and iron, and this is a very unusual angle on a well photographed edifice. I bet it stunk of seaweed and stuff under there! Lovely shot
29 Jul 2010 5:27am
@CElliottUK: The scent of the sea:)
Great POV, love the detail in this photo.
29 Jul 2010 5:59am
Fabulously composed through that foreground...great depth and textures...well done!
29 Jul 2010 6:11am
good use of symmetry but i think the red roofed building shud either be cropped out or be more in the pic. Its leading the eye out of the pic as it is
29 Jul 2010 6:46am
@MK: I see what you are saying but I don't agree completely, in that the eye is prevented (or my eye:) from leaving the frame by the strong vertical and then lead back into the picture by the ramp of the lifeboat station, whereas if I had cropped it more tightly, I would have lost that. Perhaps next time it would be worth taking a shot from closer to the sea though.
The rain changes the photographer projects Grouser... in this case has led you to an image with a perfect symmetry and a vanishing point that leads us to the bottom of the image through a tunnel! Wonderful textures and a quiet environment with a pleasant diffused light! Cheers, Adela
29 Jul 2010 7:40am
29 Jul 2010 8:02am
super photo...is it haunted...wow
29 Jul 2010 8:38am
@Lorraine: By the ghost of an old sea dog :0
Nice persecptive. Piers always make wonderful subjects.
29 Jul 2010 8:41am
I will wait to swim...
29 Jul 2010 10:03am
@Nathanael: Good thinking :)
With the falling tide the sea shows its mysteries :)) Nice one!
29 Jul 2010 10:32am
Is it really called Mumbles:) The rain has added lovely tones to this great view through the pier.
@kiwisa: Yes, good name isn't it? :)
Your composition is perfect I think, a beautiful picture
of lines as the dock seems to be going back to nature.
29 Jul 2010 11:13am
What an intricated place - i like it cause i can smell it. Rare !
29 Jul 2010 11:24am
Beautiful composition..the sigt looks not that inviting though:)
29 Jul 2010 11:34am
@Thea: Oh it's an adventure playground out there :)
great frame . Super POV !
29 Jul 2010 12:13pm
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29 Jul 2010 1:44pm
The revealed growth under the water makes a very interesting picture. Well done.
29 Jul 2010 2:36pm
Great to see the effect of the sea on that superstructure.
29 Jul 2010 3:11pm
An interesting perspective
29 Jul 2010 3:50pm
Good evening Grouser,
the perspective is fantastic. The bridge appears to be covered with algae or moss. Have a nice evening and all the best. Dear greetings Christel
29 Jul 2010 4:57pm
@Christel: Limpets and seaweed :)
Beautiful! I love the symmetry here and the building on the left adds to the interest of the shot. The old and the new... The detail and textures are wonderful.
29 Jul 2010 7:30pm
Such wonderful symmetry and cool perspective of this pier, clearly been there for many years with the well weathered supports
29 Jul 2010 7:55pm
interstin' view u've selected for this shot
29 Jul 2010 8:03pm
I understand what both MK and yourself are saying as the addition of the lifeboat house is an unconventional add on to most constructed piers... so for that reason, in the case of Mumbles, pier and LBH go hand in hand. The point of your shot for me though is not that the one is a distraction or not, but that you have chosen such an unusual perspective (rarely shot - I didn't for example) and that you've braved all that muck and crap down below!
Nice one fella!
29 Jul 2010 9:21pm
@Ted: Thanks Ted. The crap was mostly of the correct underwater kind that you would expect to find on the sea bed I'm relieved to say :)
I wonder if they inspect the structure... it could be rusted right through, and you're standing there, very brave :0 but you got this interesting shot.
30 Jul 2010 2:53am
belle étude de lignes.
30 Jul 2010 7:09am
I love this one !!!
6 Aug 2010 2:19pm
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