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Pier in France

March 30th, 2010

Now living in Montpellier, France with my girlfriend, we took a trip to Barcelona over the weekend. On our way back, about 45 minutes from Montpellier, we took this photo off the main road back. There were many bats flying around and it was very spooky!

Canon EOS 7D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8.

43.4438, 3.6373

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: scareyashell
about 13 years, 11 months ago
great use of light, and love the impression of the cities lights appearing to be afire. instantly went into my desktop background.
Posted By: Euphytose
about 13 years, 11 months ago
I've been near here, but not so close, awesome shot :)
Posted By: Slochy
about 13 years, 11 months ago
Cool, I remember voting for this one only last night. Very, very nice, thanks for sharing!
Posted By: lerch84
about 13 years, 11 months ago
Very cool! The moon is incredible and the atmosphere is really spooky!
about 13 years, 11 months ago
I appreciate your effort however there are obvious traits of over-processing in terms of tone mapping. You can clearly see halos around the wooden jetty and the whole image looks flat as it was all composed of mid tones. There are plenty of shadows at night but this image does not show them. It is very difficult to achieve realistic night HDR image. I came to conclusion that it's almost impossible. I have seen a few which were ok but to achieve realistic reproduction of the scene that is balanced and not flat you have to manually blend exposures.
Posted By: 303artwork.com
about 13 years, 11 months ago
great picture. i really like it. not as wallpaper for my taste but its good
Posted By: Beginning
about 13 years, 11 months ago
Nicely done... Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: razorsharp
about 13 years, 11 months ago
Very nice. I really enjoy nighttime shots. I only wish your exposure hadn't been so long so the image was slightly darker.
Posted By: four12
about 13 years, 11 months ago
...awaiting the arrival of the 'Demeter', from Bulgaria. :-)
Posted By: Jordan M.
about 13 years, 11 months ago
Thanks for the comments everyone!
In regards to the lack to harsh shadows, I really didn't want to achieve "perfect" reproduction of the scene, as when I was standing there I couldn't see jack crap out there in the landscape. The camera was able to pick up more than I could see. I still wanted to make it looks a bit spooky and ominous, and I did do some manual burning and dodging (this was by no means a cookie-cutter, one-click HDR!) and I did a lot of noise-reduction, sharpening, a little blurring and some levels stuff too. I told my girlfriend BEFORE I took the shot... "Babe, this ones going on Interface-LIFT!" haha... Thanks for the votes! :)
Posted By: will-faz
about 13 years, 11 months ago
Sky is horribly patchy, water is alright though...
Posted By: Clyde
about 13 years, 10 months ago
This makes for a great wallpaper..thanks.
Is this just off the A9 near Port Fitou ?
Posted By: gilles
about 13 years, 10 months ago
hi all,
i am living just there...
On the picture you can see the lake "bassin de thau" and the city "Sete" (Mont Saint Clair).
The picture has been taken from a location between "Bouzigues" city and "Meze" city.
From another location, by night, city lights of "Sete" are showing a whale!
try google...
Posted By: cap22cats
about 13 years, 9 months ago
Nice effect. The pier says distance, the city lights embers and the sea calm and strength. Maybe a home coming in the making.
Posted By: Jean Roy
about 13 years, 8 months ago
Coucou ... Montpellier, Chambord, Puy-en-Velay, des beaux coins de France, Mais Barcelone, cela me fait un peu bizarre
Merci ces très belles photos

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