Critique Naples Pier

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I visited Naples Pier to capture some sunset photographs. It was a nice sunset. About 20 minutes after the sun went down, I packed my gear and started to leave. I decided to walk onto the pier to see if there might be some other photo possibilities for the next day. To my surprise, the pier was suddenly illuminated--and in my opinion that made for a much more interesting picture!

So, I returned the next night. The problem is that the pier isn't lit until the sky is very dark. I also wanted the pier lit early than that. My approach to solving this problem was to set up the tripod for sunset...and leave it there until the pier illuminated without moving anything. Later, in post processing, I blended the two images so that I could light the pier up myself!

Given that I had just one night to pull this off, as soon as I captured the lit pier from the beach I ran up onto the pier to get the second shot. That shot was very challenging because this pier is always very crowded. Not only are people in the frame, but when they walk by on the wooden pier if shakes the camera.

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Thanks for looking...
Glenn
 
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