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Southport Pier

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 27 February 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Over the next week or so I thought I'd show you a few b&w photos of Southport Pier that I took a couple of weeks ago in the fog.

I'll leave each one up for just a couple of days.

This is the building at the end of the pier - the town is somewhere back there lost in the fog.

These days the beach at Southport is a lot cleaner than when we used to visit as kids and it's now covered in razor shells.

NIKON D700 1/15 second F/16.0 ISO 720 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, I love the way that the pier disappears making it look like its miles from the shore.

27 Feb 2012 11:58am

@Andrew Atkinson: Thanks Andrew!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Superb and the razor shells got a great role !

27 Feb 2012 2:54pm

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

great compo, love that simplicty!

27 Feb 2012 5:46pm

@klausZ: Thanks Klaus!

alex centrella from California, United States

very nice shot ..

27 Feb 2012 5:49pm

@alex centrella: Thanks Alex!

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!

27 Feb 2012 10:52pm

@omid: Thanks Omid!

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

i really like the transition in light and tone from the dark foreground to the fog above the pier! the pier works very well as a reference point in this transition - superbly taken!

28 Feb 2012 3:52am

@DarkElf: Thanks DarkElf!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like the simplicity of this photograph

28 Feb 2012 4:39am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


28 Feb 2012 11:20am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

It's a good sign that these shells have come back. An extraordinary building built next to the pier; looks like it has a great view; what is it used for?

29 Feb 2012 5:51am

@janina: Hi Janina, its quite traditional to have some kind of building at the end of piers in the UK like this one. In this case it has things like an amusement arcade (some of the machines are vintage ones) and a cafe.

Coyote Five from United States

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. The scattered shells add texture, while the clean sky smoothes the image. Lovely vertical lines, the reflection complements the emotion of the photograph. A gentle display of contrast, well done.

9 Mar 2012 5:54am

1/15 second
ISO 720
16 mm (35mm equiv.)