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Urangan Pier study
Posted By: dosdan, 01-05-2009, 05:02 PM

Urangan Pier, Hervey Bay region, Queensland. Popular for fishing & strolling.

Urangan Pier was originally 1107 metres in 1917, but is now 720 metres in length. Urangan Pier was originally built to facilitate the export of coal and sugar from the local area and the last vessel to use the pier departed in 1985.

Urangan Pier - Google Maps

All shots: Pentax K20D.

Christmas Day. 7:29pm AEST (QLD does not have daylight saving). DA 16-45/F4 @ 16mm FL & F6.7 (using MF), ISO 200, 30s. Stars in sky are elongated due to exposure duration. Taken from Esplanade, so faint street lighting.

Next Morning. 3.51am. DA 16-45/F4 @ 45mm FL & F6.7, ISO 400, 30s

4.05am. M50/F1.7 @ F3.4, ISO 200, 30s

4.21am. M28/F2.8 @ F4, ISO 200, 30s.

27th Dec. 7:10pm. M28/F2.8 @ F4, ISO 200, 10s

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01-05-2009, 05:12 PM   #2
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Interesting and some are very good. Depending on which kind you like best, you will notice the shots at twilight, neither dark nor light, between the detail and light effects and the ambient light. But this is just my taste.

You should have made gentleman in the last image, bottom right, pose in every shot for his supper!

01-05-2009, 05:20 PM   #3
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Thanks, JMR. The blur next to the sitting man is his dog that kept moving around during the 10s exposure.

My favourite is the 2nd shot (3.51am). No hint of starlight or pre-dawn light.

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Great shots, Dan. I like the 2nd shot, as well, followed closely by #3.

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I like #3 the best. The pattern of on the shore is interesting. never thought a 30 second exposure would turn out like that. I applaud your persistence for taking the shots at different times. I heard in some book that it is advisable to take the same shot at different times to understand lighting better.... never gotten around to doing it.
01-05-2009, 06:08 PM   #6
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Great work and dedication Dan. I like #3 best although I would probably crop it just a little to decentre it.

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01-05-2009, 06:22 PM   #7
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Great shots Dan... Hard to pick one.. I like the process you went through. I have done similar sets up but only changed the exposure time, say from 30 sec to 20 or 10. Each image has its own strengths.. JIM
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Those are very nice images Dan, I do like the variations. Just out of curiosity, what was the temperature during the night?

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The lighting is very beautiful
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I really like the 3rd one, nice series, thanks for sharing...
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My favorite is the #3. Nice and interesting series!
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I like # 3 and 5 as well. Great Series!
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Nice study, I think I like 4.21am most!

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