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It's rare that I'm tempted to post a shot that is almost identical to one that I've posted before, but the missing ‘E’ caught my attention today. I don't know when it fell off – it may be quite some time ago – but I couldn't resist another shot. I also noticed quite a few other changes when I compared them side-by-side – some more obvious than others – that probably wouldn't have registered if I hadn't taken this photograph.

focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
4.48pm on 19/2/08
Canon 5D
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
aperture priority
C1 Pro
3x2 + HDR + fylde coast
comment by Richard Trim at 08:32 PM (GMT) on 19 February, 2008

Isn't it called urban decline ..or attrition or even lack of money or something .... richard

comment by Eric at 08:36 PM (GMT) on 19 February, 2008

I'm amazed my the similarity in the tones of the images considering the different sensors, exposures and such.

comment by eric petersen at 09:52 PM (GMT) on 19 February, 2008

Great colors. It may not amuse, but it is quite fantastic.

comment by ROB at 11:56 PM (GMT) on 19 February, 2008

Superb super saturation in the sky. The 'gull makes a nice accent too.

comment by mykodachrome at 04:35 AM (GMT) on 20 February, 2008

I like it that you are using the 5D recently - I just got a 5D myself - I can come here to see what it is capable of :-)

comment by miklos at 04:40 AM (GMT) on 20 February, 2008

eric and mykodachrome: it's called photoshop.

dave: I actually like this, for the comparison... I like seeing how things change over time.

comment by Gromitch at 07:40 AM (GMT) on 20 February, 2008

Colour contrast is bursting!

comment by rhys at 07:42 AM (GMT) on 20 February, 2008

verb, amus : you and I see, we do see, we are seeing.

nice shot, shows off the 'Las Vegas of the North' perfectly.

comment by onewayphotoblog / Mark at 10:57 AM (GMT) on 20 February, 2008

It's only subtle, but the processing on the latest one is much better in my opinion. It's great to see them side by side.

comment by Navin Harish at 12:28 PM (GMT) on 20 February, 2008

Great colours and contrast

comment by adlibitumphotos at 12:50 PM (GMT) on 20 February, 2008

Idée et couleurs magnifiques, bravo. pascal

Idea and splendid colours, bravo. Pascal

comment by Jay at 02:29 PM (GMT) on 20 February, 2008

Great colours and symmetry.

comment by daniel at 07:00 PM (GMT) on 20 February, 2008

I love your work. consider me a lurker, I check in quite frequently but never comment. I just wanted to say, i am constantly amazed at how you can produce such wonderful images on a regular basis.

You are mining photographic gold nuggets from Blackpool, I aspire to do the same for my town someday.

comment by doug at 04:18 AM (GMT) on 21 February, 2008

This is my fave of your series. It's just packed full of stories. It's one of those "I wish I would have shot that" shot.

comment by M a d . P h o t o . W o r l d at 09:43 AM (GMT) on 21 February, 2008

This is, by far, the best photo in a long time!
If your site had a "favorite it" button. It would have pressed it :)

comment by Denis at 01:04 PM (GMT) on 21 February, 2008

Excellent as usual (aren' you tired of being so good ?) Congrats

comment by Azhar at 02:00 PM (GMT) on 21 February, 2008

Fantastic photo, beautiful colorful symmetry, except I wonder what made you decide to not clone out the passing bird...

comment by djn1 at 07:32 PM (GMT) on 21 February, 2008

Thanks all.

Azhar: if this was the only shot I'd taken of this sign, I would probably have cloned out the bird, but as there wasn't a bird in the previous one I posted I decided to leave it in.

comment by jyoseph at 03:40 AM (GMT) on 1 March, 2008

This is wild! The contrast / color saturation between the warm and cool colors is making my screen jump. Very crisp clean exposure.