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Here's another shot that I took during one of my recent trips back to the UK: an abandoned shopping trolley, part-buried on the beach just north of Blackpool's North Pier. I also have another shot of the same trolley that I'll post either tomorrow or the day after.

In related news, as the processing for this shot was reasonably complex I thought it would make a good addition to our library of Mini-PSDs (PSD files that subscribers to our Photoshop tutorials can download each week). Oh, and if you're interested in subscribing, we're currently offering a 25% discount until the end of the year. Further details here:


As always, let me know what you think, and if you don't get the opportunity to drop by again in the next few days, have a great 2011 :)

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comment by Carlos Garcia at 12:31 PM (GMT) on 27 December, 2010

...or the shopping trolley is rising from the subterranean trolley world... okay...maybe not. Nice processing results. Love the rich detail.

comment by djn1 at 12:45 PM (GMT) on 27 December, 2010

Carlos: I suspect not ;)

comment by Dan Kaufman at 03:46 PM (GMT) on 27 December, 2010

Brilliant colors !
...and I've often wondered about how does a shopping (cart to us in the US) trolly make its way to the beach? and not just the tarmac, but all the way to the sea shore???

comment by Claus Petersen at 06:06 PM (GMT) on 27 December, 2010

Looks like this cart has seen better days :-)

comment by Evil Cliffie at 08:22 PM (GMT) on 27 December, 2010

Great colors on the shopping cart, and the detail in the sand is amazing.

comment by David Anastácio at 09:04 PM (GMT) on 28 December, 2010

What a great image, very powerful. And the colors are awesome. Cheers.

comment by Samar at 05:11 AM (GMT) on 29 December, 2010


comment by djn1 at 05:43 PM (GMT) on 29 December, 2010

Thanks everyone :)

comment by KC Photog Blog at 06:20 PM (GMT) on 29 December, 2010

I like both of the shots, of course, but must say, this one is my favorite of the two simply because the color and colors of the cart is/are such a nice surprise.

You do great work. Very nice.

Happy new year.

comment by Mat at 10:55 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2011

my favourite of the two trolley shots - I look forward to checking out the PSD file