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Pic of the Week - Page 245


Image Location : Ryde Pier, an early 19th-century pier serving the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

Ryde’s pier is the world's oldest seaside pier, and it’s the second-longest seaside pier in the country (only Southend's pier is longer).

The original wooden structure at Ryde opened in 1814. It allows ferries to berth even at low tide when the sea retreats half a mile from the shore. Trains still traverse the pier right out to the head and a catamaran ferry maintains a regular service from the 2,305 foot pier head to Portsmouth Harbour. This is the only pier you can drive your car out onto all the way to the end; it costs just £1 and includes an hour’s parking out over the sea. It’s amazing just for the experience!

This image was captured shortly after sunrise using a Panasonic Lumix GX8 with a LUMIX G VARIO 100-300 F/4.0-5.6 set to 100mm (equivalent to 200mm on full frame camera). I was hand holding the lens and using autofocus on the pier. The camera was set to Aperture Priority f/8 giving a 1/640th of a second exposure at ISO 200 with daylight white balance. The RAW processing and final adjustments were all done in Photoshop CC.

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