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It's been a while since I posted a shot of the old pier at St. Annes, and while this isn't especially dramatic I do like it.

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3.05pm on 26/3/11
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3x2 + piers [St. Annes] + fylde coast [scenic] + show the original
comment by Carlos Garcia at 12:38 PM (GMT) on 3 May, 2011

I think it's dramatic and I like it as well :) I also appreciate the original for the "you are there" feel. For me, the subtle toning evokes a peaceful feeling. Nice...

comment by Jim Denham at 01:45 PM (GMT) on 3 May, 2011

The angle and treatment are fantastic! Love the details too! Well done!

comment by Jason Hines at 03:13 PM (GMT) on 3 May, 2011

Love the perspective and the depth of field in this shot. What plugin do you use for the "show the original button?

comment by Dan Kaufman at 07:00 PM (GMT) on 3 May, 2011

Love the P.O.V. And black and white conversion. AND I especially like the dropping that you didn't de-clone. :)

comment by Luisa at 10:49 PM (GMT) on 3 May, 2011

Mmmmm, but this is a "deja vue" of one of yours first tutorials, the toning color images.

comment by djn1 at 05:45 AM (GMT) on 4 May, 2011

Thanks everyone.

Luisa: yes, I do repeat myself occasionally :)

comment by Simon at 09:40 AM (GMT) on 4 May, 2011

David, This remnant of the pier is about a mile from my house and I always get the urge to go and take photos on the top of it. Alas, my knees won't allow me to scramble up there unaided.

So, in my never-ending quest for photographic enlightenment, my question is this.......... What make of stepladders do you use ?


comment by Justin Photis at 10:03 AM (GMT) on 6 May, 2011

I find this an interesting picture because having followed your Blog for a long while one of the things you're exceptional at is keeping the viewers eye exactly where you want it, at the main body of the picture, and in this shot, I find myself distracted by the white blob down in the bottom left.

comment by digital anomaly at 06:53 PM (GMT) on 24 May, 2011

wow I've only just discovered this blog and its amazing and the tutorials are great.

comment by Daniel Espinoza at 04:34 PM (GMT) on 9 June, 2011

amazing conversion. I like the way the textures were enhanced

comment by photos@woollypigs at 05:11 PM (GMT) on 2 September, 2011

I can only agree with everyone here, a top photograph,