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I don't think I'll ever tire of photographing this former section of St. Annes pier – it's a wonderful structure. Jason also posted another shot yesterday:


In other news: I've recoded my templates to make the 'show the original' feature a bit tidier. I've also added the same functionality to the individual pages in my galleries. As best I can tell, it works as it should, but do let me know if you have any problems with. Oh, and my apologies if you're using IE7 or IE6, but IE is such a dog of a browser to code for that I've disabled the feature rather than spend hours trying to write conditional code and CSS to make it work. If you really need to run IE (hint: get Firefox, or Chrome, or any other browser for that matter) then download version 8.

Oh, and I'm also compiling a list of photoblogs that have a 'show the original image' feature that switches one image for another (i.e. I don't mean ones that have the original and processed images both visible at the same time). So far I've come across these ones:

http://movie.leova.com/ (the earliest example I know about)
http://www.escapism-online.com/ (Jason's site)

If you know of any others, or are planning on implementing this feature yourself, let me know and I'll update the list.

Update: here are some more blogs that have been drawn to my attention since I posted this entry:


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3x2 + piers [St. Annes] + fylde coast [scenic] + show the original
comment by Martin at 06:07 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

A great location and a lovely view, impressed with the show the original tab.

comment by Chris at 06:54 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

That's OK, I don't think a lot of your photoblog visitors are tired of seeing what you can do with this structure. I know I don't. Very nicely done.

comment by Matteo at 08:13 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

I quote Chris, not tired at all!
Rolling over "show the original" swap-fades the image correctly under Chrome (5.0.342) but also does the same on the "subscribe to our Photoshop tutorials" link (fades between gray and orange).
This effect is lovely: I'm planning to add the same thing on my little young photoblog too!

comment by Raj at 08:46 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

Laurent Batailley @ http://www.batailley.net/ has before and after on many of the images on his blog.

comment by djn1 at 08:53 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

Matteo: the link fading to orange was intentional, but I've implemented a more subtle effect now as you're not the only one who thought it was an error :-)

Raj: thanks, I've added Laurent to the list.

comment by Richy at 10:11 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

Hey David, any tips on how to implement the original image swap - it's a really neat feature, but my coding skills aren't too hot!! Enjoyed this series of images btw.

comment by Richy at 10:16 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

Oops - should've done some exploring before I posted!!! Found this: http://bit.ly/dzvYMP - thanks!

comment by djn1 at 10:34 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

Richard: take a look at this jQuery solution too:


comment by Nicki at 11:40 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

Oh this button makes me cry - could be frustrating to see what a "master" can do with PS. It shows so much about your skills and sensitivity of your pp.

For those who are interested in the "fade in" effect (Mootolls & Jquery): http://davidwalsh.name/comment-mootools-jquery ... you can transform this little snippet fast and easy, good luck!

comment by Carlos Garcia at 12:06 PM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010


I feel like I am back home :) Wonderful perspective of St. Annes pier. You should publish a St. Annes pier book! Beautiful capture. One day I'm going to be sitting on that pier and you are going to take my picture :)

comment by Jason at 12:10 PM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

Love the new re-design of the blog. Excellent job. The picture is not bad too ;)

comment by Tom C at 04:02 PM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010


I love this photo and the processing is just perfect! So subtle and yet just right.

comment by pierre at 06:22 PM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

excellent as usual David

comment by Al at 08:02 PM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

Out of the latest St. Annes images, I would have to say St. Annes Sunset #1 and the current one are my favorite. Composition and post processing are brilliant. Perhaps we can see these as Mini PSDs in the future?

comment by M.Butterweck at 12:55 PM (GMT) on 21 May, 2010

I too am using jQuery to display originals.

comment by djn1 at 07:21 AM (GMT) on 22 May, 2010

Thanks everyone.

Al: OK, I'll consider adding both as Mini-PSDs.

Matthias: Thanks for letting me know - I've added you to the list.