Friday, March 02, 2007

West Pier at Dusk


If you click to enlarge this photo you can just make out the flocks of Starlings that still swirl and fly around the west pier at dusk prior to settling down for the night amongst its beams and rafters.
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10 comments:

  1. My wife and I had the fortune of seeing the old pier before it's fire... we were there in September of 2001 (just after 9/11, and oddly, had it not been for that event we'd have never made it to Brighton, much less for a 2nd time this past June... we were scheduled to fly out on 9/12).

    It was a beautiful old pier, and I remember hoping it would get resurrected... until I read about the fire. However, your great photo makes it feel somehow hauntingly beautiful.

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  2. Thank you for your great comments - This one was whittled down from about 200 shots i took - none of them perfect. Some of the others can be seen over at www.brightondailyphotoextra.blogspot.com

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  3. Dean! Stumbled across your photo blog and realised I know you from Spannerworks! It's Tony (SEO from FindaProperty.com) here, have to say I am immpressed by the selection of local pics. I have a Nikon D70 myself and have been snapping away around the Preston Park area - lots of subject matter to keep you busy there. Nothing quite so dynamic as the pier or sea shots you have tho ;0)

    Keep up the good work.

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  4. Hey Tony! Great to hear from you and thanks for the comment.

    If you have any shots you'd like me to put up on the blog i'd really welcome it. Just email them through to me.

    harveydean_uk@hotmail.com

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  5. I'll have a dig through when I get a chance and let you have what is potentially worthy of your blog!
    Cheers.

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  6. This is just great! The sky, the sun, the birds and the skeleton of the pier makes this a magic shot!

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  7. An artist dream a stunning shot of a grand old lady who is still standing the test of time

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  8. great shot & brought back memories of sitting watching those starlings during 1993 whilst pregnant with my daughter.

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