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30 AUGUST 2020:

West Pier, Brighton

A-099. Stepping Out - by Greig Clifford
Copr. Copyright © 2020 GREIG CLIFFORD.

One more shot (the last one I promise) from my recent testing of the Revoring vari ND and CPL filter from @hyfiltersglobal (due for general release in November, I believe). Using the Neutral Density filter has allowed me to select a slower shutter speed to create blur in the moving figure.

Regular readers of my posts will know how much importance I place on composition. Photographed from Brighton's Palace Pier, I framed the ruins of the distant West Pier so it was fully visible within the ornate railings, but it was also key to me that the ruins lay on the vanishing point in the frame, to which all the lines between the decking point.

I like single vanishing points (one point perspective), I think their use creates strong dynamic images. One of my favourite visual artsists, Stanley Kubrick, made great use of them. This image is slightly odd because it has a second (false) vanishing point too. It is caused by the shadows... following them obviously leads to the sun's position in the sky and I think it adds a cool subliminal effect that jars the senses a bit.

I also really liked how the blurrier leg copied the next post's shadow angle, and created some nice triangular geometry with the other leg and other post shadow too.

If this image is the first of mine you have seen, or you are relatively new to my work, please know I'm always keen to make new contacts and push my photography to wider horizons. If you like what you see, say hello!

If you are able to help bring my photography to a larger audience, then lets talk! I'd be glad to hear from you!

Finally, prints of this image are available, starting at affordable prices to encourage new collectors. Signed archival quality prints are strictly limited in number. Your support is very much appreciated.

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