Photo of the Day Contest
Manhattan Beach Pier by Sheldon Branford
Thursday, 14th May 2009

Manhattan Beach Pier

by Sheldon Branford

This is a shot I took nearly two years ago on a foggy summer Sunday morning at the Manhattan Beach Pier
Sheldon Branford
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Manhattan Beach Pier by Sheldon Branford was photo of the day on Thursday, 14th May 2009. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.



14th May 2009 at 2:53 am

I stood at the end of that pier one winter night when the waves were cresting within a foot of the deck! Cool to see it transplanted to the Caribbean Sea. What did you use to get the color effect?

14th May 2009 at 5:22 am

Like something out of a turquoise and teal dream. :)


14th May 2009 at 6:45 am

A Very very layered and textured image. You can keep on discovering new patterns and rhythms one after another. Great colors. The heavy weather has provided a wonderful soft lighting to bring out the details in the shadows.


14th May 2009 at 7:56 am

Love it! really draws you into the shot, Great colours and an imagnative perspective.


14th May 2009 at 8:27 am

Nice colors and nice composition. Attractive picture.


14th May 2009 at 8:33 am

I have seen this type of shot many times, but this one has an interesting symmetry. The use of a much slower shutter speed would have enhanced the image a bit more I feel, giving the sea that smokey effect. Nevertheless it is a cracking example of this kind of shot.

14th May 2009 at 9:12 am

I suspect a little saturation on this one,but this is a really good photograph; the geometry is excellent.

14th May 2009 at 9:48 am

very good intorductio to the whole image. very nice colors and clarity.

wanda krack

14th May 2009 at 11:43 am

The repetition, colors, textures, and details are wonderful!

Syed Hamde Ali

14th May 2009 at 12:26 pm

I love it. To make something ordinary look extraordinary takes a good eye and a special effort.

planet lover

14th May 2009 at 12:28 pm

I also like the symmetry and soft colors. For some reason, I can’t get out of my head the image of imaginary cows/cattle standing in line… must be the dark “hooves”

14th May 2009 at 2:03 pm

You’ve turned an ordinary subject into an extraordinary picture! Nice work!


14th May 2009 at 2:10 pm

This is beautiful. Wonderful colors and textures.


14th May 2009 at 5:18 pm

The fog blends the blues of sky and water into a dream-like atmosphere,
and the unique perspective of the pier creates a tunnel,
leading the dreamer into another world…

14th May 2009 at 5:34 pm

Absolutely amazing! I love the blue in the pillars. Almost looks like a patina.


15th May 2009 at 1:05 am

I love this photo!!! It looks like a dream I had one time! It looks JUST like it! =D


15th May 2009 at 2:02 am


15th May 2009 at 3:14 am

The pic. is outstanding! It makes you feel like you are in a dream! When it is real! Absolutely amazing!

15th May 2009 at 5:31 am

That is really cool.

Katherine Lee Strassburg

15th May 2009 at 6:54 pm

Lovely muted colors intensify the mystery. This picture inspires the imagination and gives a moment of peace in a tumultuous world.


19th May 2009 at 5:21 pm

I wanna go there! Amazing!

22nd May 2009 at 5:32 pm

Beautifully captured. This photograph has the painting like texture to it. Looks calming.

14th May 2010 at 3:33 pm



18th July 2013 at 7:57 am

It drew me in. Had to buy it.

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