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I was chatting with John Washington yesterday regarding the recent series of shots he's been posting exploring the notion of nostalgia (of which this is a particularly good example). Anyway, having had that conversation, I was browsing through a folder of old images today and came across this one which a) also has quite a nostalgic feel, and b) entirely coincidentally, was taken with John's camera. All of which seemed like a good excuse to post it.

On another matter: I finished the latest tutorial in the Digital Workflow series today, so should have some time to get out and about to shoot some new material tomorrow.

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Blackpool Tower + fylde coast [scenic] + no print
comment by Jennifer at 09:35 PM (GMT) on 8 April, 2008

Goodun! I know what you mean about it being a little nostalgic - just the price spoils the illusion - should be 2d or similar! ;-)

comment by ROB at 01:44 AM (GMT) on 9 April, 2008

20p, that is about $10 here...!

What is surprising about this one is the oof area really is (to me anyway) the main scene, but its even better to be blurred. Makes you want to put 20p in there to have the crystal clear version presented.

comment by Sven at 05:26 AM (GMT) on 9 April, 2008

This is a sweet image. Makes me want to look through it. Has that romantic feeling to it.

comment by Gareth at 05:01 PM (GMT) on 9 April, 2008

Aah, nostalgia; it's not what it used to be..

For me it's the tones that give it a nostalgic feel. Reminds me of those old b&w postcards and pictures that were painted to add colour. They often had broad swathes of colour, much like a water colour painting, and no fine detail. This has the same feel.

comment by John at 05:54 PM (GMT) on 9 April, 2008

comment by Jennifer at 09:35 PM on 8 April, 2008
just the price spoils the illusion - should be 2d or similar! ;-)

It's early 70's nostalgia Jennifer - just after Heath made us go decimel. If I remember rightly it was the only time the conservatives did anything useful because my creme eggs went cheaper over night leaving me some pennies left over to buy a few arrow bars on the way to school. God bless Edward Heath ;-) NOT

comment by djn1 at 09:02 PM (GMT) on 9 April, 2008

Thanks all.

Jennifer: I agree, had it been 'old money' it would have had a more aged feel, but I also agree with John; i.e. nostalgia can be for more recent times.

comment by Xavier Rey at 12:19 AM (GMT) on 10 April, 2008

Nice shot !!

comment by Bill at 05:29 PM (GMT) on 10 April, 2008

What I enjoy about the photo is how bloken most of the photo and have my eye drawn to the "INSERT 20p Coin".

comment by thomas mueller at 03:06 PM (GMT) on 11 April, 2008

i like it very much, because it looks like: "insert 20p coint to shoot..."

comment by Cyril at 11:29 PM (GMT) on 13 April, 2008

Wow, just amazing! Great colors!!!!

comment by Reuben Chircop at 04:24 PM (GMT) on 14 April, 2008

wow how communicative this shot is. I really like it it transmits so much information. the obscurity is magical