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Pier, the North Sea


Pier, the North Sea
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-01-25
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony A350, Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF XR DI-II LD IF, SanDisk Ultra ll 4GB
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-25 4:41
Viewed: 1111
Points: 1
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
stend is famous for its sea-side esplanade, including the Royal Galleries of Ostend, pier, and fine-sand beaches. Ostend is visited by many day-trippers heading to the beaches, especially during July and August. Tourists from inland Belgium and foreigners mostly arrive by train (day trips) and head for the closest beach area, the Klein Strand, located next to the pier. The locals and other residents in Belgium usually occupy the larger beach (het Groot Strand). Ostend used to be widely visited by the British, Germans, French and Dutch, but is now mainly frequented by Belgians and Dutch.

Near the beach is a well-preserved section of the fortified Atlantic Wall, open to the public as the Atlantic Wall Open Air Museum located in Raversijde. During summer evenings (or just any kind of weather) one can walk through the little streets around Het Vissersplein. At certain times there are local markets in the neighbourhood streets and in the summer the Vissersplein has music festivals. The Vissersplein (Bonenstraat/Kadzandstraat) is a car free zone with many brasseries where patrons can sit outside and have a drink. Towards the port side there are many little fish outlets, and beyond that the ferries can be observed docking.


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Hi John

Please understand that this is my opinion as a keen amateur only and many may disagree with me.

There is no clear subject in this photo, so I've no idea what you want me to look at. With the bright sun and the high contrast from the white railings and deep shadows getting a good exposure must have been very difficult, and I don't think you have been totally successful.
Sorry, not a success in my opinion.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 842 W: 26 N: 808] (9380)
  • [2016-01-25 23:25]

Hi John,
the curve of the water and fence leads the eye towards the pier at the end but its too far away to be the subject of the photo and I don't think it's as sharp as it should be
cheers
jack

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