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This is an HDR of Blackpool's North Pier, constructed from a bracketed sequence of seven shots (1 EV spacing), tone mapped with Photomatix Pro. If you're interested, the fourth shot in the sequence (i.e. the metered exposure) is here:


I shot the sequence yesterday evening, just before meeting up with a film crew from the BBC programme Inside Out. They were shooting footage for a programme on piers in the North West of England and had googled Fleetwood Pier. After finding some of my shots of that pier they asked if they could interview me. Anyway, we spent about 40 minutes strolling up and down the beach, chatting about the local piers and trying to look as though we weren't half frozen to death. It was fun, despite the near Arctic conditions.

If you're interested, the programme airs at 7.30pm on the 2nd May, but it's a regional programme so you'll only be able to watch it live if you live in the North-West of England. I think it will be available on the Inside Out website shortly afterwards though.

On a totally different matter: I've been involved with helping out with the development of an OS X screensaver/desktop feed, that feeds images from chromasia and Daily Dose of Imagery to a folder on the client's computer. If you're interested in taking a look the script and instructions are here:


And finally: this entry should be automatically posted at 7pm tomorrow, round about the time I'll be clearing customs after a two-leg flight to somewhere considerably warmer than Blackpool. All being well I'll post something on Monday and let you know where I am.

3x2 + HDR + piers [North pier] + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by Ryan at 07:17 PM (GMT) on 20 April, 2008

Wow. Looks Fantastic!

comment by Jennifer at 07:40 PM (GMT) on 20 April, 2008

Love it. Look forward to seeing where you are!

comment by Mathias at 08:31 PM (GMT) on 20 April, 2008

Great pic as usual. There are so many over the top HDRs everywhere that it's really enjoyable to see a photo where it just looks natural.

comment by kate at 10:12 PM (GMT) on 20 April, 2008

you can feel the coldness coming off the sand. nice just before the storm shot.

comment by Chris/Aperture Image at 01:24 PM (GMT) on 21 April, 2008

Fine HDR again David; I'll tune into Inside Out via Sky, you can pick up regional shows on there. Channel 997 for the North West.

comment by Lynn at 05:29 PM (GMT) on 21 April, 2008

All your pictures are lovely, but the only complaint I have is that I can always tell that you shop-chop them. Don't get me wrong, it adds depth to the pictures, but I would like to see more natural pictures.

comment by Jesse at 06:21 PM (GMT) on 21 April, 2008

Uh oh, here comes the rain!

comment by djn1 at 07:22 PM (GMT) on 21 April, 2008

Thanks everyone.

Lynn: I do occasionally post images that are relatively free of shop-chopping, but they don't tend to go down all that well ;-)

comment by Brian Auer at 03:50 AM (GMT) on 22 April, 2008

I love it -- there's something so catchy about late afternoon clouds rolling in off the ocean. Clouds, waves, setting sun -- these things all work together quite well to create an awesome mood.

comment by Paul Schutz at 12:13 AM (GMT) on 3 May, 2008


comment by Andy at 11:06 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2008

really nice composition! like it a lot....

all the best