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Blackpool Tower and Beach

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 30 July 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Taken from the North Pier, May 24th, 2008.

Apart from cropping there has been no post-processing on this image. The hue is due to the low setting sun off the sea.

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Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/160 second F/4.0 ISO 100 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Gemma from Australia

Quite an amazing tower! It almost seems to be right on the edge of a small cliff! Like a tower suddenly appearing in the desert!

30 Jul 2008 8:58am

@Gemma: That is an amazing response - those of us familiar with it over many years would never think of it like that - just goes to show - thanks.

Maria from Greece

so this is blackpool...
(guess i can understand now why the brits rush to our islands...)
thanks for the portal problem - i'll try to get round to fixing it

30 Jul 2008 10:03am

@Maria: hehehehe

RuneE from Norway

Peace, quiet and simplicity. One of the best pictures I have seen today.

30 Jul 2008 1:09pm

@RuneE: Peace, quiet and simplicity. - these are not words one would normally associate with Blackpool - the first two at least.

Donald Kinney from San Francisco, United States

Interesting shot of Blackpool...
Looks like they've got some serious erosion going on there...

30 Jul 2008 1:15pm

babooshka from United Kingdom

Having spent 10 years there I can testify to the evening light. On rare evening we got a med. orange glow.
ne to show Gary, the Fleetwood boy. This is how I like blackpool now, at a safe distance.

30 Jul 2008 7:34pm

Sara from United States

I've seen this tower before, though only in photos....never in person. How tall is it actually? Were they attempting something similar to the Eiffel Tower (it looks kind of like the very top section of the Eiffel)?

30 Jul 2008 10:06pm

@Sara: It was indeed inspired by the Eiffel Tower
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Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/160 second
ISO 100
28 mm (35mm equiv.)