Southend Pier by jackie8

Southend Pier

I have lived in Southend all my life (well 6 miles from here..) and take this pier for granted really. It is the world's longest pleasure pier at 1 1/4 miles, a great Victorian structure that is really quite majestic. This morning the tide and light was just right, although this still has loads of room for improvement!

Thanks for all your lovely comments and favs over the last few days, and in case anyone is interested Strictly was just the most wonderful show at Wembley last night!! I can't get 'Club Tropicana' out of my head this morning!!

PP 19/11
@seanoneill - getting there I think, but should have been in Manual Focus with IS switched off! (Oh, and I should have grabbed my walking boots from the garage before I set off, my shoes were v v muddy!!)
November 18th, 2012  
Stunning capture Jackie, Perfect light & reflections! : )
November 18th, 2012  
@annbo - thanks Ann, it's a gorgeous morning out there!
November 18th, 2012  
@orangecrush .... do you give pier/jetty lessons? This is inspired by your fabulous photos, but a looooooong way to go yet!
November 18th, 2012  
This is a great shot Jackie, love the composition, the way you can just spot the end of the pier all that way out to sea - balanced by the little boat on one side and touch of pink on the other. The whole shot has an air of tranquility, lovely!
November 18th, 2012  
I love this one...oh my wasn't the light stunning? very well caught! Aha I see its tone mapped just what I was recommended to do with my shot into the light yesterday.......well, its worked a treat for you, well done!! Its out of the box then?!! +fav
November 18th, 2012  
Stunning pier shot, Jackie and a FAV.
November 18th, 2012  
Fabulous shot. Only been to Southend once but I remember the pier and the doughnuts. Hit the 4pm lull. About to watch strictly on iplayer!
November 18th, 2012  
@jackie8 Lol! This is amazing, Jackie! I think you nailed it! The reflection really adds so much to the shot! This is a beautiful pier! A definite Fav!
November 18th, 2012  
Love your perspective and composition. This shot looks great! 8)
November 18th, 2012  
Great shot - love the light :)
November 18th, 2012  
Love the lines of the pier. Feels like it goes on forever. Wonderful depth.
November 18th, 2012  
Great shot. I like piers.
November 18th, 2012  
This is a beautiful shot
I am just watching the sunday show now; so glad you enjoyed it, would love to go to wembly to see the show:0)
November 18th, 2012  
@fannyb - caught me! Yes I finally installed Photomatix, it's a great piece of software... I hope I haven't overdone the effect here, it's easy to lose sight of reality with all those sliders to play with!
November 18th, 2012  
And a gorgeous subject to photograph :) we often ignore beauty that we see regularly.
November 18th, 2012  
How lovely. Fab perspective, reflections and composition. I would love to be there!
November 18th, 2012  
Beautiful shot and I love your perspective.
November 18th, 2012  
Great shot, love the pov.
November 18th, 2012  
Cool shot. Love the way the pier takes your eye out to the ocean.
November 18th, 2012  
Amazingly beautiful.. so smooth
November 18th, 2012  
What a wonderful capture!! Fav.
November 19th, 2012  
Fantastic perspective. I love the lines of the pier disappearing onto the horizon and the tiny ship on the left xx
November 19th, 2012  
@orangecrush - oooh thanks from the King of piers Jerry! Am really chuffed to see this on the PP this morning, makes leaping out of bed and getting seriously muddy worthwhile! :)
November 19th, 2012  
@bdb3471 - gosh (blush, blush) thanks Brian!
November 19th, 2012  
Hi Jackie!
For your Get Pushed assignment this week I'd like you to take a photo that represents a human emotion. It could be happiness, sadness, joy, grief. Whatever you like :)
November 19th, 2012  
Congrats on PP!
November 19th, 2012  
@tishpics thanks Pat! Was chuffed and surprised!
November 19th, 2012  
@himynameiskirsty - ooh, this sounds interesting Kirsty, thanks! I'll put my thinking cap on.... !
November 19th, 2012  
Love it Jackie.
November 19th, 2012  
Fav. Beautiful!
November 19th, 2012  
Stunning capture, great perspective! Fav
November 19th, 2012  
This is amazing! I LOVE it! FAV!
November 19th, 2012  
Fav Jackie and follow. I live in Brentwood and also spend a lot of time in Cromer. I love Piers and have hundreds of shots of Cromer Pier. Club Tropicana was a bit scary wasnt it ;-)
November 19th, 2012  
@wardie - thanks for the fav and the follow! Brentwood is only up the road, small world .... nice to have a fellow Essex 365er as a follower!
November 19th, 2012  
Astonishing - an even better shot.
November 19th, 2012  
Great perspective, love the colors!
November 19th, 2012  
Fabulous perspective, composition - love the red sun reflected on the water, oh just beautiful!
November 19th, 2012  
Congrats to making it on the PP!
November 19th, 2012  
Awesome...just awesome
November 20th, 2012  
has a surreal dreamlike quality to it that I love. great shot
November 20th, 2012  
Fantastic shot! I've never taken a decent shot of the pier. I think I probably take it for granted to. Just doesn't interest me. You've made it look spectacular!
November 20th, 2012  
Outstanding photo! Fav!
November 20th, 2012  
Cool shot, a fav, definitely! :D
November 20th, 2012  
I like, I fave!!
November 20th, 2012  
@seanoneill Ah, yes, um, have just seen that you tagged me. Another Homer Simpson moment on 365 for the boy O'Neill. Still, I did fave before I realised you'd tagged me!
November 20th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot! Love the composition! Congratulations on the PP! :)
November 20th, 2012  
Gorgeous! Instant fav!
November 21st, 2012  
Fabulous shot, congrats on the pp!!
November 25th, 2012  
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