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Mumbles Pier revisited

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 29 July 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

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

NIKON D70s 1/125 second F/9.0 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

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

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good, love the detail

29 Jul 2010 5:23am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

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:)

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Great POV, love the detail in this photo.

29 Jul 2010 5:59am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Fabulously composed through that foreground...great depth and textures...well done!

29 Jul 2010 6:11am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

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

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice job
nice photographer

29 Jul 2010 8:02am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

super it

29 Jul 2010 8:38am

@Lorraine: By the ghost of an old sea dog :0

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nice persecptive. Piers always make wonderful subjects.

29 Jul 2010 8:41am

Nathanael from Paris, France

I will wait to swim...

29 Jul 2010 10:03am

@Nathanael: Good thinking :)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

With the falling tide the sea shows its mysteries :)) Nice one!

29 Jul 2010 10:32am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Is it really called Mumbles:) The rain has added lovely tones to this great view through the pier.

29 Jul 2010 10:32am

@kiwisa: Yes, good name isn't it? :)

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

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

k@ from Paris, France

What an intricated place - i like it cause i can smell it. Rare !

29 Jul 2010 11:24am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful composition..the sigt looks not that inviting though:)

29 Jul 2010 11:34am

@Thea: Oh it's an adventure playground out there :)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

great frame . Super POV !

29 Jul 2010 12:13pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

great shot

29 Jul 2010 1:10pm

Ken from United States

Terrific image!

29 Jul 2010 1:44pm

Don from spokane, United States

The revealed growth under the water makes a very interesting picture. Well done.

29 Jul 2010 2:36pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great to see the effect of the sea on that superstructure.

29 Jul 2010 3:11pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An interesting perspective

29 Jul 2010 3:50pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

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 :)

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

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

JJ from Jersey City, United States

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

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

interstin' view u've selected for this shot

29 Jul 2010 8:03pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

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 :)

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

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

Marie from PARIS, (Fresnes), France

belle étude de lignes.

30 Jul 2010 7:09am

apodromos from chalkida, Greece

I love this one !!!

6 Aug 2010 2:19pm

1/125 second
27 mm (35mm equiv.)