Wordless Wednesday- Sunset Pier

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48 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday- Sunset Pier

  1. I’ve always been drawn to water and one thing I can’t wait to do is be able to photograph a pier like this. One of these days! I can’t help but wonder if you stuck around to get a shot of this with the lights on. I’d think a long exposure at a f/16 or so to create a star effect off the lights would make a great photo. I think it works with this photo seeing the waves coming in and teh sun peaking through the legs of the pier. Nice shot!

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    1. Spoken like a true photographer, Justin. I don’t think I have any night shots along the ocean at all, come to think of it. This was taken with a Canon Point and Shoot which does not do well with low light. Anyway, that’s my excuse!

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        1. I went back this weekend, actually, and went down about 2 hours before sunset. As the sun dropped I started to freeze. What a wimp. I was there from 4:30 till about 7:30. Kept looking for interesting lighting but finally warmth won out. I know. I’m not worthy of calling myself a photographer!

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          1. I’ve been there before. I actually have certain items that I never thought of before that are always packed in my camera backpack now as they have been very useful at times that I didn’t think I would need them. I have spikes to put over my shoes/boots, hand warmers, finger-less gloves, flashlight, and a couple other miner things. I’m even bringing along a light jacket this weekend when I go camping just in case it’s a little cool for my sunrise/sunset photos. It’ll also help with keeping the bugs off me I’m hoping.

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              1. Only about a year and a half, but during the winter I tend to make it out a few times a month so I guess I kind of picked up on the small important items that are needed from time to time. That’s why I have the spikes due to the winter trekking as there’s more snow and ice.

                Another thing about me though is that when I get into something. I really get into it. Tons of research and practice as I’m not really that patient when it comes to something I really enjoy. For instance, when I see a feature on my camera and wonder what it’s used for, I’ll spend all the time needed for researching and practicing until I get it down good. One item I didn’t understand right away was the different metering modes. I spent half a day and took about 30 photos or so just playing around with the different metering modes until I understood how they affected the exposure of the shot and researched on when it is best to use each one. I know a lot of people in the photography group I’m in don’t do that sort of thing. They just don’t care I guess. But for me, if my camera’s got a feature, I want to know what it’s for, how to use it, and then determine if it’s something that will be beneficial to me. All I gotta say is one thing I’m very happy I found out about is back button autofocus. πŸ˜€ I’ll have to post about that one one day. It’s more of a like or hate it feature, but I think it’s one of the best things I’ve found out how to use.

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                1. I am not at all like you. I wish I were. There are so many items on my camera that I am still not sure what they are for. Maybe a month ago, I started focusing and shooting manually. And I’m still trying to get comfortable with it. It’s a fault I’ve always had in any field I’ve attempted. I know it’s a detriment to my progress or success but do I do anything about it? Well, not yet.

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                  1. Well, that is the wonderful thing about photography. As a hobby, it’s something that you can take your time at and doesn’t need to be rushed. You can take your time and if you want to learn how to take certain shots, then that is your option. I know it can seem pressuring at times with a lot of people saying you should do this or do that or get this lens and things like that. But when it comes down to it, you need to ask yourself something. Are you happy with your shot and did you enjoy the experience to get the shot? Sometimes I shoot because I just want to shoot, but most of the time it’s more about the experience and if I didn’t get any great shots, I’m not worried as long as I had a great time. I think I’m going to try to work on blog posts that teach about the different controls on the camera and if they may be useful or not depending on the type of photos one wants to take. I just need to find the time to put them together though. I’m hoping that people would find them useful.

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    1. Thank you, Tim. If only the dawn was like this. It would really help to wake up to. But each time I’ve visited the ocean, the fog doesn’t lift till mid morning. This was taken at sunset.

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