Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Rusty pier, Aktau, Kazakhstan - into the Caspian  (Read 1039 times)

Paulo Bizarro

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3024
    • http://www.paulobizarro.com
Rusty pier, Aktau, Kazakhstan - into the Caspian
« on: February 07, 2013, 04:00:38 AM »

This one was taken from the top of the pier, looking into the Caspian. I visit this location every 6 months or so, and the feel of the place does not change much: isolated and derelict. In the winter, there are no beach goers though...

I like this one because it takes me there again, looking into the sea.

opgr

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1123
    • theimagingfactory
Re: Rusty pier, Aktau, Kazakhstan - into the Caspian
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 04:57:30 AM »

Nice viewpoint, interesting image. But my first thought almost immediately was B&W, perhaps because the colors don't mix well in the sense of being attractive (though they look very realistic), yet they are usefully separated...
Logged
Regards,
Oscar Rysdyk
theimagingfactory

francois

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7993
Re: Rusty pier, Aktau, Kazakhstan - into the Caspian
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 05:04:16 AM »

I like the "wire tunnel". It adds a something new tom a classical composition. Between the weather and the lack of human presence, it conveys a sense of abandon.
Logged
Francois

kikashi

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5124
Re: Rusty pier, Aktau, Kazakhstan - into the Caspian
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 02:57:05 PM »

I like it. I don't see much in the way of rust, though, and I agree with Oscar that b&w might well look better. I wonder too if a long exposure, to blur the sea, might not improve it (yes, it's a bit of a cliché, but it still might work).

Jeremy
Logged

gerafotografija

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 224
    • gerafotografija.wordpress.com
Re: Rusty pier, Aktau, Kazakhstan - into the Caspian
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 11:14:52 PM »

Me too, monochrome all the way. Nice shot.
Logged

wolfnowl

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5821
    • M&M's Musings
Re: Rusty pier, Aktau, Kazakhstan - into the Caspian
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 02:02:23 AM »

Another vote for a desaturated image, and as was suggested, a longer exposure.  Great location, though.

Mike.
Logged
If your mind is attuned to beauty, you find beauty in everything.
~ Jean Cooke ~

My Flickr site / Random Thoughts and Other Meanderings at M&M's Musings

MTGFender

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 709
Re: Rusty pier, Aktau, Kazakhstan - into the Caspian
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 06:07:50 AM »

I like this picture! It's very unique. The vanishing point is great. Pramote
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up