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September by AndyMumford September by AndyMumford
Ah, it’s been a while since I submitted a pier shot :D

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Took this last weekend on one of my first trips out shooting landscapes after a summer where I’ve only done street and wedding photography.
The clouds have returned to Portugal and it’s nice to be back out in the fresh air beneath a big sky again.

This is a location I found on Google Earth a while back and had been waiting for a decent looking sky to go and shoot it. It’s about 100 kilometers from my house, and quite a way off the beaten track. I doubt I’d have managed to get there without a GPS, as once you turn off the main road, you head through fields of cork trees before finally turning onto a dirt track and driving through about 5 kilometers of paddy fields.
Of course paddy fields plus river bank equals mosquito heaven, and I can honestly say I was eaten alive during this shoot, despite the fact that I was using repellent. I also lost my polarizer somewhere in the bushes along the water’s edge when I went to shoot an alternative composition at the side of the pier.

I guess its note worthy that this is a pier shot that’s NOT a long exposure. I almost always shoot long exposures when doing shots like this, and indeed I did again on this particular evening, but comparing the shots back on my computer at home, I preferred the definition in the clouds.

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Taken on the Sado Estuary, Alentejo, Portugal
Nikon D3 w/ Nikkor 17-35mm 2.8
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Lee 0.9 (3 stop) soft NDG
1/5 | f16 | 19mm

Workflow in Apple Aperture 2. Title in PS

Thanks in advance for any comments or faves. Sadly, I no longer have time to reply to individual comments, but I do appreciate people taking the time to look.
Any questions, please note me.
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BBandAll Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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I am trying to sell it as a print. I am crossing my fingers! :)

Really pretty.
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:iconandymumford:
Thanks so much
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MelGama Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured in my journal! Thanks for exist! :smooch:
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Very very nice...
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MiannaBlanche Oct 6, 2009
Bridge leading to? Whauh....beautiful!!
MH :)
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naruku9495 Oct 5, 2009   Interface Designer
:wow: Your photos are amazing! =)
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glassreflections Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning! I love how it seems like it's two worlds in one... A dark vs. light kind of thing.
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DrewHopper Oct 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
Not your best for me mate but really loving the array of colour and also the detail in the pier.
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