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The Iron Eye
081012_1040297 8th October

The Iron Eye

North Berwick

This old iron device is fixed to the rock and, presumably, was used in the past for mooring boats on the long-lost pier.
I have wanted to get a good picture for a while. This evening I found it lit by the setting sun, just breaking through the heavy clouds.
I suspended my GH2 with the wide angle upside down from the tripod, centre column inverted, so the camera was just off the ground.
The swivel screen is ideal for this sort of low-down composition.


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Alberto Montagna15-Oct-2012 15:13
Great composition.
Imagemakers14-Oct-2012 13:01
The composition, light and resulting drama is supurb. Ken Downs at Imagemakers Club
Tom LeRoy09-Oct-2012 09:03
Great technique to get this excellent shot. The UWA lens works a treat, very nice. V
FrankB09-Oct-2012 06:39
well done....the lack of comparative scale makes it intriguing....V
laine09-Oct-2012 00:01
Nicely captured, Bill.
Sheila08-Oct-2012 23:27
Marvelous light and a superb pov.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)08-Oct-2012 23:09
Excellent lighting Bill, what a great object to photograph....
woody3408-Oct-2012 22:48
Great shot under that gloomy sky..wonderful light..V
queno08-Oct-2012 22:29
very nice! V
Derek Bews08-Oct-2012 22:21
Like it! There's a sort of 3D effect too! ~V~
larose forest photos08-Oct-2012 20:19
Wow, this is imposing and interesting. A very cool perspective! V
Naomi Sheaffer08-Oct-2012 20:04
Great image, Bill! V
Pieter Bos08-Oct-2012 19:59
Beautiful image! ~V
Helen Betts08-Oct-2012 19:56
This is simply outstanding and worth all the trouble you went to to capture it. Great light and color against that threatening sky. Looks sort of like a pagan monument to me ;-). V.
Frank Kavanagh Photography08-Oct-2012 19:47
Great shot, love the rustic colour.V.
Ted Aanensen08-Oct-2012 18:45
Couldn't you have just stood on your head?? , sorry but I read your description and this is what jumped in my head... I will have to grow up one day... Love the image, love the light, love the technique .... V+
Johnny JAG08-Oct-2012 18:42
Superb, lovely light and composition
Gary Hebert08-Oct-2012 18:29
gorgeous lighting and pov Bill... and lots of good info... :-))
Ric Yates08-Oct-2012 18:26
That is just stunning, lighting & composition perfect!
Mary Bowles08-Oct-2012 17:41
A thrilling image.
Most evocative.
soulis08-Oct-2012 17:28
Very interesting shot. V.
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