Night shot under the pier

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New 35mm f/1.4 to play with, so I went to the beach at night and took some pics under the pier. Criticism welcome!

Seal Beach Pier by JMG, on Flickr
 

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Nice tonality. For me there is to much OOF stuff in the first plane.
 
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Nice tonality. For me there is to much OOF stuff in the first plane.

I was going for a "peek-a-boo" look. I think I should have stepped back to convey that more effectively.
 

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Wow, if every component was sharp that would have been spectacular. Major bummer if that is the only one you got. You also have a couple dead pixels on your sensor as well.
 

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I like it. Very nice. I think the 'dead pixels' are a ship. :)
 
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I like it. Very nice. I think the 'dead pixels' are a ship. :)

Close. Offshore oil drill rig. There's plenty of them here. I should probably have photoshopped them out!
 

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I wouldn't get rid of it, it adds interest in the far distance. When I am at the beach house I love gazing at the lights at sea at night.
 

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Interesting view. One way to handle out-of-focus foreground, especially in a fairly low-key shot like this, is to darken it.
 
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Interesting view. One way to handle out-of-focus foreground, especially in a fairly low-key shot like this, is to darken it.
Thanks! Although I wanted the foreground to be out of focus, I'll try that and see if it helps the composition.
 

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