Under The Pier By Jane LurieSeptember 13, 2018 ( 34 ) My latest contribution to Monochromia. I hope you enjoy! Monochromia Under the Pier, Santa Monica Fujifilm X-T2 with the 35mm f/2 lens. To see more of my work, please visit my blog here. View original postShare this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Black and White, Landscapes, Monochromia, Photography, WaterTags: Black and White, California, Fujifilm X-T2, Piers, Santa Monica, Waves Related Articles California Coastal Colors By Jane Lurie6 hours ago ( 6 ) Rowing Practice, Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam By Jane Lurie4 days ago ( 38 ) Elephant Seals Battling, Point Reyes By Jane Lurie1 week ago ( 76 ) 34 comments › Dsupp September 22, 2018 • 5:30 pm Infinite! Mesmerizing… terrific shot !! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 22, 2018 • 5:53 pm Thanks, Diane. I love this spot for a challenge! Reply ↓ april kanew September 19, 2018 • 5:59 pm Fabulous shot Jane!!! monochrome creates such a mystery…..just love it!!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 19, 2018 • 6:24 pm Thanks, April. A fave spot to explore. Glad you like it! Reply ↓ RMW September 18, 2018 • 9:47 pm Santa Monica Pier is the best for shots under the pier…. great capture! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 19, 2018 • 12:55 pm Thanks so much, Roslyn. It’s an exciting challenge. Glad you enjoyed! Reply ↓ pattimoed September 17, 2018 • 5:33 am Lovely shot, Jane. Are you thinking about getting the T-3? I’m sticking with the T-2! Thinking about buying the 10-24 mm zoom lens, though. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 17, 2018 • 8:58 am Thanks, Patti. I love this pier. 🙂 Of course, I am tempted but very happy with the X-T2 for now. The 10-24mm would be a great addition to your arsenal. I am looking at the 16-55 f/2.8. I miss having a fixed aperture zoom. Problem is, the weight. Loving my prime f/2 lenses. Reply ↓ pattimoed September 18, 2018 • 6:09 am Makes sense, Jane. I’m struggling too, honestly, to find a balance of range and lighter weight lenses–especially for traveling. Reply ↓ LisaDay September 16, 2018 • 7:22 am Beautiful. May I ask why you choose black and white for this shot? Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 16, 2018 • 1:17 pm Hi Lisa, Thank you so much. I think the contrasts in light and the verticality of the pillars worked well in monochrome. Glad you enjoyed this one! Reply ↓ dougpopephotography September 16, 2018 • 1:45 am I love this photo! The nearest wave has the texture of a bitten cookie, proving it’s deliciousness! And the splashing of further waves is well captured! The tones, and shadow to light balance is aesthetically pleasing… Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 16, 2018 • 1:18 pm Thanks very much, Doug. What a great description- I really appreciate that and your visit here. 🙂 Reply ↓ dougpopephotography September 16, 2018 • 3:10 pm You are welcome! Reply ↓ Otto von Münchow September 14, 2018 • 5:23 am What I really like about this image is the perspective created by the rows of never-ending pillars. They just slowly vanish into the back, And then the waves breaking through this perspective. Beautifully captured and processed. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 14, 2018 • 8:57 am Hi Otto, It’s my latest creative challenge when I’m in Santa Monica. It’s a bit like a house of mirrors finding the rhythm of the waves and positioning the pilings. I am definitely in the flow under here. 😉 Thanks so much for your appreciation. Reply ↓ Prior... September 13, 2018 • 9:24 pm Canny decide if I like the verticals best or the water splashes – they are so clear I can almost feel that salty mix Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 14, 2018 • 8:49 am Thanks, Yvette, It’s a great combo and it’s amazing all the different effects the two make. Glad you enjoyed this one. Reply ↓ Steve Schwartzman September 13, 2018 • 1:41 pm So you submitted this photo of a pier to your peers at Monochromia? The picture is appropriate today, when television keeps showing a reporter at the wave-doused pier in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, as the hurricane approaches. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 13, 2018 • 1:46 pm Haha…yes, Steve. Thanks! A “Pier” Review. 🙂 I agree- the waves have me thinking about many friends – I lived in the Charleston area for 15 years before moving to SF. Hoping for Florence to be kind. Reply ↓ Linda Wyatt September 13, 2018 • 1:40 pm Can only imagine where you have to stand , squat, sit or whatever to get these pics! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 13, 2018 • 1:47 pm Hi Linda, I took a few for my art! Thanks for enjoying! 🙂 Reply ↓ paula graham September 13, 2018 • 1:36 pm A beauty! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 13, 2018 • 1:47 pm Thanks so much, Paula. It’s fun under there. 🙂 Reply ↓ ELLIOT STERN September 13, 2018 • 12:53 pm Incredible black and white. How did you -process the image? Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 13, 2018 • 1:52 pm HI Elliot, Thank you so much! I shot them on the Acros film simulation setting in the Fuji, then processed them in LR. Some clipping and contrast adjustments with the variation in light under there. Happy you like it. Reply ↓ ELLIOT STERN September 13, 2018 • 3:29 pm So you used the Jpeg. Interesting …. really love the image. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 13, 2018 • 3:35 pm Well, I shot in raw, in film sim, then chose it in LR. That may not be the way you wrote about in your post. Still experimenting. Reply ↓ Allan G. Smorra September 13, 2018 • 12:49 pm Outstanding work, Jane. I love your POV and composition. I can hear the surf and feel my feet getting wet. Ω Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 13, 2018 • 12:51 pm Thanks, Allan. It’s a fun creative challenge to figure out where to stand and I definitely took a few waves to get it done. 🙂 So glad you like it. Reply ↓ Jay September 13, 2018 • 12:38 pm Lovely, I like how you train the eye in this one. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 13, 2018 • 12:40 pm Thanks, Jay. The piers create some tricky compositions. Glad you like this one. Reply ↓ John September 13, 2018 • 12:36 pm I love this! Abstract with linear! ❤️ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 13, 2018 • 12:40 pm Thanks, John. It’s like a house of mirrors under there! Glad you enjoyed. 🙂 Reply ↓ Love to hear what you think... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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