My apologies for not writing much to accompany my recent entries, but I've just not had the time. As for this shot, and hence the title, it's a shot of Blackpool's Central pier taken from the North pier.

A quick update: Eskimo commented that this looks a bit jagged around the bar. This is light catching the metal rather than a resizing/sharpening artefact, and I did wonder about removing it in this version but didn't have the time to do it convincingly. Suffice to say that it's part of the shot and not a digital error, even if it does look like one ;-)

Update #2: Henning commented that the sky appeared a bit blotchy on this one so I thought I'd rework it. The original version was converted to black and white using the channel mixer to extract the red channel, mostly to get a bit more depth into a relatively flat sky. But because there's also quite a dramatic increase in contrast with this shot things became a bit blotchy. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I converted it to black and white using two Hue/Saturation adjustment layers, the top one set to desaturate the image, and the bottom one set to 'Color' blend mode (so that you can alter the Hue slider to control the final appearance of the image).

capture date
camera
lens
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
cropped?
2.24pm on 17/3/05
Canon 20D
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
f/14.0
1/500
aperture priority
-2/3
evaluative
100
no
RAW
C1 Pro
minor
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