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Blackpool Illuminations

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by OneTen, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. OneTen

    OneTen 'Two Breakfasts'

    This is a shot that's been done to death but one I've always wanted to have a go at:


    Thanks for looking. :D
  2. aiwa_yamaha

    aiwa_yamaha Well-Known Member

    I like it
  3. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Verry effective and I haven't seen quite that one.
  4. Just_Dave

    Just_Dave Well-Known Member

    Looks good to me Richard :)
  5. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Love the reflections. How wide is the lens if you don't mind me asking? In 35mm equiv. You timed the light perfect with the clouds. :)
  6. OneTen

    OneTen 'Two Breakfasts'

    Thanks for the comments. :D

    This was shot on a full frame Canon EOS 5DII with a 16-35mm lens at 16mm.

    I've done some reworking to add some detail to the foreground:

    Large version - 400k
  7. hil26

    hil26 Well-Known Member

    only other shot I have seen like this, had fireworks all over the place when the firework comp was on
  8. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    That`s amazing Richard,especially @400k.
    Was it stopped right down?You`ve got starbursts from the points of light.

    Cheers :D
  9. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    From the link it is even better. Because you can see the starburst affect on the lights. Did you plan the shot or are you just lucky? :)

    Some location you know with the right light/clouds there is a night/dusk shot to be had.
  10. OneTen

    OneTen 'Two Breakfasts'

    I planned it and pretty much had the exact shot in mind, with the reflection and lights. I live about seven miles away and could see the light was looking good, sunset was at 7:05 and it coincided with low tide so I set off. I waited for the illumination switch on at 7:30 and this photograph was taken at 7:31. I have several more but the wind has caused ripples in the pool causing the reflection to be quite blurred.

    It very nearly didn't work out as kids were playing in the pool until about 7:20! Luckily they left in time.
  11. bob58

    bob58 Well-Known Member

    spot on, great capture
  12. Wheelu

    Wheelu Well-Known Member

    Very nice indeed. Almost makes me want to visit ;)
  13. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    absolutely stunning, Richard ... beautifully done :)


  14. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

    That's a shame, I'd have liked to have seen one with kids in the pool, though I think you'd be striggling with shutter speeds in those light levels.
  15. kosmic_kartman

    kosmic_kartman Well-Known Member

    Nice picture.

    Done to death? First time I've seen this angle.
  16. Scphoto

    Scphoto Well-Known Member

    Great shot, think the reworked (2nd) is much better.
  17. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    can almost smell the stale beer :D...great shot
  18. turbulentwheat

    turbulentwheat Well-Known Member

    fabulous reflections and the reworked image really brings it out

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