North Pier. Blackpool.

The oldest & longest of the three piers in Blackpool the North pier was built in the 1860's from a design by Eugenius Birch. It is a grade 2 listed building & was considered the ''better class '' pier with orchestral concerts & respectable comedians where as the Central & South piers were more for working class people with open air dancing...which seems to be much more fun to me !!!

The pier survives today in spite of fire, storms & being hit by boats.
I walked to the end of here yesterday but was not too keen on going over the water !!
Forgot to say too so many thanks for all the comments & faves on yesterdays picture I was so pleased & surprised !!!
love the tones and perspective here Pat. A fav for me! I'm SO behind on commenting!
posted April 27th, 2012  
This is fabulous. The disappearing line, pov, edit, composition
posted April 27th, 2012  
@sparkle Don't worry Juliette I am so behind every day , it takes me an hour to catch up & you are so busy...we all understand !! Thanks so much for the fave !!
posted April 27th, 2012  
@jgpittenger Thank you Jane , just going to catch up commenting now !!
posted April 27th, 2012  
Is the exif information accurate? I'm amazed by the depth you gave this with such a wide aperture
posted April 27th, 2012  
What a beautiful pov and color tones, Pat. Wonderful texture of the pier and the lines that lead the eye to the end. Lovely, lovely.
posted April 27th, 2012  
What on earth is exif?!! Fantastic Pat, love the perspective, you must be pleased with this fav
posted April 27th, 2012  
A good composition. Great perspective. I would love to walk along the pier but like you not good at walking over water.
posted April 27th, 2012  
@fannyb Well it tells you the information on the taking of this photo Fanny, not that I know anything but if you were really into learning everything you could look on this info & perhaps learn stuff to do all this manually !!!
posted April 27th, 2012  
@jgpittenger Oh crikey Jane it was all done with Auto settings so I just press the button !!!
posted April 27th, 2012  
@karenann Thank you Karen your words mean a lot !!
posted April 27th, 2012  
@jtookey150 No I am frightened of water & it was very off putting all that swirling water underneath & only old wooden boards between me & the drink !!
posted April 27th, 2012  
Excellent shot and it works so well in this tone. I am with you, I am not comfortable walking on water. Sorry I am so late in my comments, I could not get on the site yesterday.
posted April 27th, 2012  
Great perspective and nice treatment too
posted April 27th, 2012  
eva
Lovely processing. Beautiful capture of the pier.
posted April 27th, 2012  
Love love love your processing. Am squinting to see if there is anyone in Victorian garb!!! I noticed the top of the light is gone - wonder if it blew off?!?!
posted April 27th, 2012  
You are rocking these Blackpool shots Pat! Love the processing - fav again!
posted April 27th, 2012  
Pat, you really have excelled yourself in your last two images. I love how nobody is in the frame, I love the tones and the lead in lines of the pier boards.

You've come a long way in your photographic journey Pat. You should be proud that you have produced two great images in two posts.

I'm tempted to post a picture from my archive of this very same pier !
posted April 27th, 2012  
@phil_howcroft Yes do Phil I would like to see your version !!! If you look closely you can see coming towards yo a very modern quad bike, I was hoping no one would see it & I think I was right ! Thank you so much for your great encouragement always Phil !
posted April 27th, 2012  
@judithg Thanks a million for the fave Judith !!! I must say I do like photoing in Blackpool. I took loads & a struggle which to choose . As I am o my second year & can do as I please I might post another !!
posted April 27th, 2012  
@bpaquette Sharp eyes Barbara & it looks like it blew away !!!!
posted April 27th, 2012  
Lovely composition on this old favourite. Blackpool was a regular family trip in my youth.
posted April 28th, 2012  
Pat, you captured some very nice tones in this shot. It is gorgeous.
posted April 28th, 2012  
beautiful shot stretching into eternity!
posted April 28th, 2012  
Super perspective shot
posted April 28th, 2012  
great shot!
posted April 28th, 2012  
@happypat I think I need to go - NOTHING at all today - the weather is ridiculous - Monty even hid under the table when I got his lead out.
posted April 28th, 2012  
Fantastic the way the eye is lead into the middle of this shot.
posted April 29th, 2012  
Really fantastic shot! Perspective is great!
posted April 29th, 2012  
Great view of this classic pier.
posted April 29th, 2012  
nicely done!!
posted April 29th, 2012  
Great POV and processing.. feels wintery, like the weather
posted April 30th, 2012  
wow, fav! this is beautiful. Love the lines
posted April 30th, 2012  
Wow is right! The tones and perspective are killer - FAV!
posted May 2nd, 2012  
Awesome shot - you could enter this as part of the new artist Max Dupain challenge (http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/12283/new-artist-challenge-max-dupain) ... This has similarities to one of his pier shots.
posted May 2nd, 2012  
@michaelelliott Thank you very much for the lovely comment & fave Michael !
posted May 2nd, 2012  
@beachradish So kind of you & I have done as you suggest, would never have seen that otherwise !! Fingers crossed !!!
posted May 2nd, 2012  
Stunning again. Nice of the powers that be to clear the decks for you.
posted May 2nd, 2012  
Pat I like this interpretation for the artist challenge - so well done!
posted May 2nd, 2012  
@myhrhelper @seanoneill Thank you both, @beachradish gave me the nudge !
posted May 2nd, 2012  
Pat, this is just spectacular. I love the tones and the lines. Two favs in a row for me!
posted May 6th, 2012  
Ooooh, I love this one :) Mooody!
posted May 7th, 2012  
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