Running up that hill with no problem
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Really very simple, no zooms telephoto lens or macros. No filters, hoods or tripods. Just standing squarely in front of the subject. Close enough to keep everything in perspective as it should be, no concaving or tilting of the lines. For composition, depth and balance I have included a little of the promenade wall on the right hand side of the image. On the left a little space to see the stretch of beach leading towards Maughold. This also adds an extra dimension of layers or depth of field. The light was very poor, not dim but one of those horrible white light days which actually works well against the concrete and stonework. In keeping with natural images, shot as seen. Tempting to up the contrast and bring out a silhouette of the steps, but then you would lose the texture of the stonework. I'd rather have the natural tone and see those textures. Plain and simple but a nice example of textures, using poor light and keeping subjects lines and form as seen not distorted.
I asked recently what you would like to see and so many of you asked for the swing bridge again. So the bridge at another jaunty angle will be up in the next few days. I know it's been a while but I didn't want to overload you with it. Seems I was wrong. That and sunsets. You seem to like Poyll Dooey sunsets, reflections and odd shots. Definitely odd shots. What do people want you to show more of on your own blog?