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Beneath Redcliffe Jetty by darkphoenix Beneath Redcliffe Jetty by darkphoenix
A short while after I took this photo, Redcliffe City Council ran a competition looking for photographs showing "Redcliffe" or "The Spirit of Redcliffe" -- and I submitted this. It didn't win, of course (a photo of the red cliffs won...) but I still like it.

It was taken underneath Redcliffe Jetty. (It probably didn't help my cause that, six months after I took this, and after threatening to do so for the last ten years, they finally pulled the old jetty down to build a new one!)

Anyway, comments welcome! What do you think of it... :-)

Edit: June 2004: After much deliberation, I have decided to add a border to this photograph. I have seen borders on others which seem to work really well -- but I'm not entirely sure what to do with the border here, so for the moment I've taken the advice of ~optimist...

Also, I've decided the title should really be "beneath redcliffe jetty" rather than "old redcliffe jetty" -- but I'm never all that good with titles anyway...
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beachbeats86 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
love the redclife jetty, it was a shame they ripped it down, destroyed the history, i like it cause it had to be on film, when the jetty was there digital wasnt really big or around. i no longer live in scarbrough, but i do miss the cliff!
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nny777slavelabor Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
absolutely beautiful! great lighting
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darkphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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nny777slavelabor Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
any time :)
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featherwoman Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
I think this photo had to win!
The concept is really nice!
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e-Phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005
beautiful picture, how comes it didnt win :tears:
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darkphoenix Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.

It didn't win because the judges were a bunch of no-talnet, unimaginative hacks who wouldn't know art if it kicked 'em in the ... *ahem*

(No, I'm not bitter! :|)

;-)

Truthfully, I really don't think it would have suited their purposes... :shrug:
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e-Phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005
i havent tried to go into contests coz i know id be disappointed, ehh, my photos arent well developed too, so :| i know what my end would look like with cruel judges :|


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WuLsEn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2004
WOW...I love this piece...this is totally my style!
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MattSpire Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
I can't believe I never saw the original. Well, I like the title. And the border works very well, too, as there is it wraps a simple, completing square around the pinched mirrored cubic look. As a photo it's also great, I'm sure if you weren't off twenty paces thematically you would've won. ;)
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darkphoenix Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Matt, long time no see. (I considered asking about the name change, but common sense prevailed -- and I went 'n read your journal entry on the subject instead! ;-))

I'm glad you like this. I'm actually planning on submitting a couple more photos in the near future -- images I've found while going through my boxes (and boxes) of prints looking for stuff to add to my stock account. I shall definitely be putting more thought into presentation from now on... :D

"off twenty paces thematically"

Well, I prefer to think of it as being their total lack of vision and imagination -- but maybe that's just me! ;-)

Cheers,
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MattSpire Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Good! I look forward to seeing more from you. :)

Hah and yes, your entry was probably more involved than any of them. =p
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optimist Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2004
very cool tunnel effect here :D
to the border question: i would use a white border, about 100 px on each side, and a 1 px black border around the photo itself...
the colors are very strong here, i like the difference between the water and the manmade tunnel :D
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darkphoenix Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PS: Just thought I'd let you know I've added a border to my jetty photo pretty much according to your guidelines, if you're interested. ;-)
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optimist Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2004
i think it looksmuch better now, relly professional :D
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darkphoenix Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks :-)

I agree the border does make quite a difference -- thanks for the advice!
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darkphoenix Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ... and thanks for the suggestion on a border. I shall try a few things on the weekend, see what I can come up with.
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SteavieLea Featured By Owner May 5, 2004  Professional Photographer
what an interesting photo.....and the fact it has a history. ALso you got a pic of something no longer there.....pretty awesome!
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darkphoenix Featured By Owner May 13, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it.

I guess it really is about time I got a matching photo of the new pier! :D
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sevendaywonder Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004
what a great shot! :heart: the angle of the light coming down
did you get wet when you took this? :giggle:
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darkphoenix Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! ;-)

Nope, didn't get wet, I was high and dry on the beach... You have got me wondering, though: I don't know if I've been under the new jetty since it was built...
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MarkGreenmantle Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2004  Professional Photographer
oh man, the last time I was under that old jetty I nearly got stung by a bloody huge jelly fish with 2 meter long tentacles....

great shot!
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darkphoenix Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

I wasn't too concerned about going under the jetty -- but I wouldn't go in the water! I've seen the jellyfish jostling for elbow room some days!
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Shunasazzee Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2004
Wow, this is neat! I couldn't tell what exactly I was looking at at first, but I think that it adds to the picture. It's very unique! You caught some really good detail and the different hues in the ripples of water are great! Good job! :)
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darkphoenix Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it -- I was rather pleased myself with how it turned out. :-)
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spicebunny Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ohhhh ... feels like i am peeking through the water and saw it in a different perspective. i like this :) kinda fun :)

too bad you didnt won. it's a pretty pix :)
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syrus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2002
gerat textures and colours... and perspective
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dr-d Featured By Owner May 31, 2002
wow, that is a great perspective shot. much of what i think of it has already been said in the other comments. Except what the hell are those people sitting on? I don't see anything between any of the other pillars.?
contest or not, that is a great idea for a photo.


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lobsterclaws Featured By Owner May 25, 2002
I absolutely adore this image! The repetition of the shapes and the interesting quality to the materials makes for a great shot!
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loki669 Featured By Owner May 3, 2002   Traditional Artist
bad ass, color, perspective, yadda yadda yadda, you know what i mean
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br0wnceus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2001
great man, i really like this picture, you have some good skills for photography, keep it up.

- em.ka -
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pooka Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2001
Interesting. Reminds me of one of those recursive TV effects, picture within picture within picture.

That blurred post in the foreground throws off my sense of depth a bit though... I think I would have tried to keep the focus close and let the background (end of the tunnel) go a bit fuzzy instead. That's just me though... 'Tis a very cool shot! =) (Smile)
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mastermindg Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2001
looks nice, too bad you didnt win. barnacles are neat ;) (Wink)

:O (Eek) perpetuallyconfusedmastermind:O (Eek)
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oiboi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2001   Photographer
I cant believe only one person has commented on this! :x (Mad)

This is beautiful! I love the lighing and the color composition... the beautiful semetry... this is great! Excellent creative thinking! :D (Big Grin)

-adrian-
Blessed are those that expect nothing.
For they will not be dissapointed.
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tzen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2001
awsome! the angle and focus is amazing :) (Smile)
did you have to get wet to pull this off? anyways.. nice stuff :) (Smile)

-TzeN https://tzen.deviantart.com/gallery
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