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September 21, 2009
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September by AndyMumford September by AndyMumford
Ah, it’s been a while since I submitted a pier shot :D

The Photo

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.


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 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I am trying to sell it as a print. I am crossing my fingers! :)

Really pretty.
TheHermanator Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
very nice!:D
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Thanks so much
MelGama Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured in my journal! Thanks for exist! :smooch:
stHg Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Very very nice...
MiannaBlanche Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Bridge leading to? Whauh....beautiful!!
MH :)
naruku9495 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009   Interface Designer
:wow: Your photos are amazing! =)
dinda-kk Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
glassreflections Featured By Owner 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.
DrewHopper Featured By Owner 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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