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This is a shot of Blackpool's Central Pier, taken from roughly half way towards the North Pier. It's a scene I've photographed many times before, but I don't imagine that I'll tire of it any time soon.

Oh, and this is an HDR, constructed from three bracketed exposures.

focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
3.51pm on 7/1/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
1/80, 1/25, and 1/8
aperture priority
Photomatix Pro
2x1 + HDR + piers [Central pier] + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by Rose at 07:51 PM (GMT) on 7 January, 2008

Great light in the sky, and perfect soft colors in this one... I think it's a good choice to process this one in HDR!

comment by Justin Blanton at 07:54 PM (GMT) on 7 January, 2008

Absolutely beautiful Dave. The tones really work here. I love it.

comment by E y e V i s i o n at 07:55 PM (GMT) on 7 January, 2008

Wow, very moody image. The crop makes it exciting by emphasizing the long shape of the pier. Nice work David.

comment by joshua mahar at 08:10 PM (GMT) on 7 January, 2008

I second the above comments - great mood to this image. The color is great, and the details are wonderful. Nice Image.

comment by Dave at 08:30 PM (GMT) on 7 January, 2008

Classic Chromasia!

comment by Thomas at 08:35 PM (GMT) on 7 January, 2008

Wonderful colors in this shot, the green tint really sets a very "coastish" scene. Together with those gorgeous clouds - it looks very painterly...

comment by Rob at 08:50 PM (GMT) on 7 January, 2008

Classic Chromasia indeed. This is as close to perfect as they come - I like it very much. I especially like the placement of the pier vertically, and in from the right side.

comment by the migrant at 09:14 PM (GMT) on 7 January, 2008

This is amazing. I love the cool blue and pastel yellow. Your daily photos are always an inspiring pleasure. Thanks.

comment by shanec at 10:18 PM (GMT) on 7 January, 2008

Does that building at the end of the pier say "Family Bar"? hehe...

comment by Martin Stanek at 10:45 PM (GMT) on 7 January, 2008

the same dramatic light, clouds, the size of shot.... but each day in Blackpool is different. I really like it.

comment by vasa at 11:02 PM (GMT) on 7 January, 2008

i like the fact tht even with moving water you have contructed a HDR with 3 RAW files as opposed to one

comment by Dave C at 11:11 PM (GMT) on 7 January, 2008

Well said & well shot. I know I'll never tire of this soon either: there's still mileage left here! Keep them coming, Dave...

comment by Robbie Veldwijk at 11:48 PM (GMT) on 7 January, 2008

wow great shot! Amazing colors!

comment by jkm at 04:17 AM (GMT) on 8 January, 2008

I looked at that photograph and thought "wow, that guy will never tire of that Pier" and then I read your comment ;-) Love the colours/mood/composition. Is there a little shop selling your images/postcards/calendars... on the pier? If not, why not?! Congratulations on your fantastic award achievement and I am slowly working my way through your fantastic tutorials!!!

comment by Tom K. at 05:47 AM (GMT) on 8 January, 2008

Immensely epically gorgeous.

comment by MarkDM at 07:46 AM (GMT) on 8 January, 2008

After seeing all kinds of hideous HDR images on the Web, it's always a pleasure to come to chromasia and see how it's supposed to be done. Beautiful image; love the muted colors.

comment by peter at 07:57 AM (GMT) on 8 January, 2008

I don't think I would tire of this kind of scenery either. Nice one

comment by El Jefe at 11:16 AM (GMT) on 8 January, 2008

Perfecto trabajo de procesado. La composicion en modo panĂ³ramico es la acertada.

comment by xavier at 12:15 PM (GMT) on 8 January, 2008

Ohh !! great shot !
Lately i seem to have lost some interest in your updates. I still admire your work, but every pictures were looking the same (kinda... and i know it's a hard job to be creative and diversified).

That pic makes me think of the time i discovered your work 2 years ago.
It's really one of the best you made lately.
(i'm sorry for being such straightforward, but i fought i had to let you know that i care a lot about the pictures you post and the way we feel about them... )

I can wait to see your next shots !
Best regards.

comment by rhys at 04:24 PM (GMT) on 8 January, 2008

classic. beautiful.

comment by jelb at 06:56 PM (GMT) on 8 January, 2008

Well done hdr shots...beautiful..Bravo!

comment by djn1 at 09:01 PM (GMT) on 8 January, 2008

Thanks everyone - I was pleased with this one, so it was good to hear that you liked it too.

comment by Kat at 10:19 PM (GMT) on 9 January, 2008

The clouds are amazing, if you stare long enough they appear to move.