The Grand Pier

I made this image on Saturday down at Weston-Super-Mare. I was leading a mono/long exposure workshop with fine photographer, Paul Wheeler.


We had a great group of photographers from all over the country (including a regular customer of mine, Alex, who let me slip my CF card into his Nikon to take this image as I wasn't carrying my kit at the time - thanks Alex).


The new pier is very photogenic, especially at dawn when no one is around - it harks back to the 40's and 50's in design with all new neon signs and lighting.


I have just released a new schedule of workshops through the spring into early summer on my website. You can get a link to it from my Flickr profile page - if you sign up for my newsletter you will get advanced notice of all new workshops first.


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  • Noel Clegg 3y

    Very dark and moody mate, is that because you took it with a Nikon ;-)

    Looking forward to the workshop next weekend, fingers crossed for the weather!
  • Ian Mountford 3y

    Dark and retro. It still reminds you of its glory days.
  • johnbeavan 3y

    Now why didn't I see that?
  • Richard Hurst 3y

    The pier looks fantastic and wish i could of attended this workshop.
  • Rob Knight 3y

    The superb art deco style structure contrasts beautifully against the dark moody back drop.
  • Lidia 3y

    a beauty!
  • Allan England 3y

    wonderful location!
  • Mark Bradshaw 3y

    No nonsense mono.Lovely light Doug.
  • Barry Hamilton 3y

    Wonderful! Great b&w!
    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )
  • Irving 3y

    the contrast is amazing.. you have a nice gallery
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Taken on February 25, 2012
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