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If you flick through the other shots I've taken of Blackpool's Central Pier you will see that this is a vantage point I've used quite often, and its one that I'll probably use again.

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16x9 + piers [Central pier] + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by PhilB at 08:54 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2008

Love the muted colours and reflections on this one!

comment by Pierre at 09:41 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2008

Nice watercolour rendering. The top of the cloud(s) is delicately enhanced against the blue sky. Just wondering what a "family bar" is?

comment by miklos at 09:55 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2008

There's a turkey vulture flying around, I see it when I look out my window.

comment by djn1 at 10:10 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2008

And the prize for this week's random comment, goes to ... ;-)

comment by kate at 12:27 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

that pier definitely has legs.

comment by paflechien at 08:39 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

wow ! Great, love this one ! Really, nice work

comment by tetsu at 09:23 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

The composition is nice! :-)

comment by silfver at 09:26 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

This is a great shot! But. I think that it would look much better with a "bluer" sky. I think the picture is too saturated, and it kind of takes away the feeling I think. I'd like to see the sky in a great clear high contrast blue with giant white clouds!

comment by YETi at 10:02 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

what a family bar is? Yeah he is one crazy guy! ;-) Also is there a dust spot in this shot? I spotted one in your last post as well :/

comment by djn1 at 11:34 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

silfer: I did try a bluer/whiter version, but decided I preferred this one.

YETi: well spotted, I've fixed both of them.

comment by Lin B at 12:09 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

Really REALLY like this one. The composition in three simple horizontal bands, the colors, the contrast between the delicate vertical lines of the pier and the big soft clouds above - or I dunno, the way it all works together. And something about the circle of the ferris wheel in just that spot, breaking up the horizontal bands.

comment by Stock photography at 01:22 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

Perfect work. Excellent cretivity. Thanks for right eye production. Can we exchange any collections

comment by Reuben Chircop at 03:24 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

Such a great shot ad the clouds are just great like a real big backdrop, anything else is minute in contrast.

comment by atzu at 04:47 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

Love the processing, as always !

comment by phlogger at 07:29 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

I took a peek at your Central Pier archives and I just love the way you can go back to the same place and come back with such different results every time. Love your work.

comment by Bill at 07:41 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

It is a gloomy day in New York City today. One look at your photo brought a smile to my face. Love the color or lack of color in the photo. :)

comment by elianne at 09:03 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

I so much love the soft colors/lack of color. Wonderfull dreamy photo

comment by olivier at 11:30 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2008

Very beautyful angle and composition ! perfect lighting !

comment by krizalid at 01:25 AM (GMT) on 6 April, 2008

Very beautiful tones. Lovely image.

comment by Carles at 11:50 AM (GMT) on 7 April, 2008

Excelent, nice !!!

comment by Jasper at 01:45 PM (GMT) on 7 April, 2008

The colors fit the subject perfect. Nicely done!

comment by thomas mueller at 05:02 PM (GMT) on 7 April, 2008

i like the graphic details the pier makes. nice one!

comment by Aerial footage at 09:06 PM (GMT) on 29 May, 2008

Really amazing shot... I wish I could make something like this...

comment by Gordon at 06:22 PM (GMT) on 11 June, 2008

Beautiful lights and composition

comment by Steven at 02:58 PM (GMT) on 10 February, 2009

The clouds are wonderful. It seems they are moving... in contrast with the sharp foreground. A bit of photoshop tweaking?