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Peering Underneath

This is one of those shots where a little bit of acrobatics was needed to get the shot. I’m sure there was easier access to the beach and to get under this pier but I couldn’t find it from where I was. We had just taken a drive to Bass Harbor Light and I spotted this pier in SouthWest Harbor on our way there. I made a quick mental note to stop on our way back.  We did stop but the only way to get under the pier was to climb down a steep rocky slope, camera slung over my shoulder and tripod in hand. It wouldn’t have been so bad but climbing down through the rocks and weeds I kept getting bitten by mosquitos (not to self…next time where long pants).

I decided to frame this differently in post processing. Let me know what you think.

Click on the image to enlarge (it really looks better) or to Purchase a Print.

Pier, Bar Harbor, Maine, Southwest Harbor, Travel photography

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30 responses

  1. Great shot – we probably had to have a photographer in the background to ‘catch’ you and your acrobatics – that’s not first time… ‘hahaha’

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    August 21, 2012 at 7:23 am

  2. Really like the black and white suits the image nicely!

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    August 21, 2012 at 7:23 am

  3. Stunning detail, love the B&W.

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    August 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

  4. Very nice image, Edith. Well worth the effort of navigating that rocky slope.

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    August 21, 2012 at 8:02 am

  5. chrisnitz

    It looks so dirty and grungy under there. Mr. Clean would even have to call in reinforcements!

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    August 21, 2012 at 10:02 am

  6. Very nice!

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    August 21, 2012 at 10:19 am

  7. Well your ordeal was worth it, Edith. This is a great shot. The textures are fantastic and i really like balance of your composition with the leading line from the lower left. Very nice!

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    August 21, 2012 at 10:54 am

  8. Beautifully done, Edith! Love the post processing. Love how the details were really enhanced, oh and great job on the framing, I like it!

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    August 21, 2012 at 11:30 am

  9. yes the BW works well here Edith!

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    August 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

  10. I agree with the previous comments. It really works well in black and white and the way you post-processed it. Gets all those details out of the dark. Usually symmetry makes a picture somewhat static, but in this case it works very well, not the least because the perspective is not really completely symmetric.

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    August 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm

  11. Nice lines and details. Definitely worth the effort getting down there.

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    August 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

  12. Hard won but worth it. I like the B&W treatment and the framing looks good to me.

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    August 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm

  13. I love the composition, color and texture. And mostly the contrast between the white sky and the wooden posts. Very compelling!

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    August 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm

  14. Mark Summerfield

    Nice choice with the B&W, Edith, it suits this shot perfectly.

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    August 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm

  15. Love the drama that the B&W processing brings out here, Edith! What a fabulous image, sorry you had to be the source of dinner for the skeeters to grab it!

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    August 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    • Thanks Toad. Your comment made me laugh. Wha we photographers will do for a shot 🙂

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      August 22, 2012 at 10:09 pm

  16. Nice BW.

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    August 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm

  17. I like how the b&w really brings out the texture!

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    August 24, 2012 at 11:40 pm

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