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I took this shot a couple of weeks ago and, for some reason, didn't really look at it at the time, partly because I expected it to be yet another "snapshot" taken from the North Pier (Blackpool). But having looked at it I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. My daughter and I were walking back down the pier watching the mist drifting around Blackpool Tower, and this is one of a sequence of shots I took as we wandered along.

In terms of processing: I didn't do too much to this shot other than to change the colour temperature in Photoshop CS when I converted the RAW file, not to alter the image, but to 'correct' the fact that it looked colder than I remembered .

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8.25pm on 10/8/04
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4x3 + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by andy at 01:32 AM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

This shot is absolutely amazing. I thought this was from a postcard or something :) Great work as always.

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comment by Charlie at 02:12 AM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

I really like the atmospheric quality of the background...it gives it a dreamy quality that's particularly effective. :)

comment by Maxine at 02:23 AM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

It is absolutely wonderful Dave. I just love when you do painting while trying to do a shot. Well done!

comment by Steve Jenereaux at 04:00 AM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

How the heck did you make this so painting-like??? I guess its the fog? Are you sure this isn't a painting?? Excellent!!

comment by Tom B at 04:14 AM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

As I have said so many other times -- Fantastic --.

comment by Darieus at 04:59 AM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

really stunning, you inspire...

comment by Jasper at 06:38 AM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

You make the english coast look interesting ;)

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comment by Houser at 10:27 AM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

It's a wonderful shot Dave. It reminds me of an ancient bazaar.

comment by Emily at 10:34 AM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

beautiful how the foreground slwly fades away into the mist/fog. greyish and colourful at the same time. very nice.

comment by Mark at 12:50 PM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

Great shot! Its got kind of a renaissance painting feel to it...

comment by kendall at 12:54 PM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

I thought this was a victorian landscape painting. Lovely.

comment by ian at 03:07 PM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

beautiful, david.

comment by mark at 03:36 PM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

I clicked your web link today and when this picture opened, the only thing i said was, "wow"....Obviuosly the picture is awesome, but also this a cool place (BlackPool). I wish we had something like this where I live.

comment by Jeremy at 04:17 PM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

Beautiful, one of your best

comment by mathew at 05:29 PM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

this picture looks superb. i love the whole feel to it.

definitely my favorite from the whole pier series.

comment by mprints at 06:08 PM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

This makes me want to visit England. The muted colors work so well together, as does the balance between the white space and scenery. This is a lovely image.

comment by ian at 08:21 PM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

i swear i commented here earlier. perhaps i was impatient. anyway, this is beautiful, david.

comment by Tim McCool at 08:55 PM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

The fog is my favorite part. Like people have said above, it really DOES seem like a painting! Well done. The composition is excellent, in my view.

comment by sylvain at 11:50 PM (GMT) on 20 August, 2004

wonderful !

comment by djn1 at 12:22 AM (GMT) on 21 August, 2004

Thank you :-)

comment by Jason G. at 07:14 AM (GMT) on 22 August, 2004

Great shot. Love the warm tones and saturated colours.

comment by william at 05:24 PM (GMT) on 24 August, 2004

i love this shot as well! it really feels like something magical out of a fairytale.

comment by Kathleen Connally at 12:51 PM (GMT) on 27 August, 2004

Beautiful light, shadow, depth, color and great interest. Wow!

comment by Stu at 11:59 AM (GMT) on 2 September, 2004

Difficult to express the positive feeling I get about this - other than that it has an extremely timeless feel about it. :) ( I don't thnk I need to re-iterate the hordes of other compliments here, so I won't! ;) )

comment by Richard A. Vanaman at 02:43 PM (GMT) on 8 September, 2004

I enjoyed the dramatic division of water and civilization, and the painting-like feel of the shot. The clarity is fantastic. Thank you for sharing this piece. I want to save this piece as my desktop wallpaper on my laptop. When people ask about the shot, I will direct them to this website. If this is not ok, please e-mail me.

comment by timbo at 05:20 PM (GMT) on 8 September, 2004

Colors and lines remind me of what's his name's famous Tower of Babel painting.

comment by Medina at 06:00 PM (GMT) on 8 September, 2004


comment by m at 11:46 PM (GMT) on 17 February, 2005

I like this one more than last time I saw it.