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This is the third and final shot of Blackpool's North Pier that I'll be posting: taken from the south side of the pier. I'm not sure which is my favourite of the three that I've posted, but I do like how this one turned out.

In related news ...

I've added the first image from this short series as our latest Mini-PSD.

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RAW converter
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9.33am on 14/10/10
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
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Camera Raw
Photoshop CS5
minor transformation
3x2 + piers [North pier] + fylde coast [scenic] + show the original
comment by Mat at 02:36 PM (GMT) on 20 December, 2010

Hi David, It looks like you've used the free-transform tool (or similar to stretch the image out to the bottom LH side. Or is it just lens correction/adjustment?

comment by Jim kirwan at 03:09 PM (GMT) on 20 December, 2010

Hi David, I think this one's a cracker! Almost like an HDR, lovely detail and composition.
Happy Christmas from Emsworth.

comment by djn1 at 03:20 PM (GMT) on 20 December, 2010

Mat: in this case it was a combination of the two. Well, the Skew tool rather than free-transform, but you get my point.

Jim: thanks, and Happy Christmas to you too :)

comment by Carlos Garcia at 04:47 PM (GMT) on 20 December, 2010

Thanks Dave. This is a marvelous set and each one is a delight. Love the perspective and processing. Beautiful.

comment by Dan Kaufman at 04:53 PM (GMT) on 20 December, 2010

interesting toning
not just overall...did you mask the pier railing when toning?
masterful move with the skew!

comment by djn1 at 05:28 PM (GMT) on 20 December, 2010

Carlos: you're welcome :)

Dan: thanks, and no, the toning is global.

comment by Pau Blasi at 08:02 AM (GMT) on 21 December, 2010

Really like the toning and the soft gradation of the sky.

comment by Jon at 06:10 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2010

I love these shots David! Great toning. What can you tell me about your thought process in using the scew tool - was there a specific reason or was i just the overall look you were going for? I'm just curious at the "why's" sometimes - your work is always so intriquing to me that I get curious.

comment by Evil Cliffie at 02:57 PM (GMT) on 22 December, 2010

Nice perspective and really nice toning. I like the detail in the ... railing (the x-boxes).

comment by van at 07:23 PM (GMT) on 22 December, 2010

sweet photo. I really like it. Its kinda like cross processed but not really. Its cool. Puts you in a nice mood...calming. you know!?

comment by djn1 at 04:50 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2010

Thanks everyone :)

comment by Simon Gardiner at 12:13 PM (GMT) on 28 December, 2010

Great mini Pier series Dave! Top class as always. Been using your work to inspire my students at Kirkham., your mini psds are very helpful. Getting to grips with the 5D mkII, must get out on the Fylde coast. Wishing you a prosperous New Year. When ever you are back in th eFylde let me know would love to met up again and go for a photo walk!

comment by Samar at 05:17 AM (GMT) on 29 December, 2010

Very nice view!!