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    Brighton Pier

    Now has a sister shot - Expiring Light.

    As this shot has got more faves than nearly all my other shots combined, I thought I'd give a bit more detail...

    I am very pleased with the way it turned out, as I did actually plan it (also its sibling) - as I was walking along the beach, the Sun was breaking through across the sea, which was pretty stunning in itself, but I noticed the clouds were moving the rays towards the pier, so hared along the beach to be in the right place when they reached it. I even planned which bit would look best highlighted, so chose the very skeletal rollercoaster track.

    Honesty forces me to concede a more than normal amount of post-production as well, there are all manner of channel mixer / curves and levels adjustments going on, and a lot of masking to highlight each different area of the picture in the best way.

    But I suppose it's telling that it required all of luck, planning and technical tweaking to get me this many faves! :o)

    Thanks for your comments!

    -- Added to Cream of the Crop as most favourited picture.

    -- Added to Interestingness Top 10 as been sitting at #4 on 3 November 2005 for a while now!

    -- It has now hit #1 for the first time. Rock on!

    Gasti, Lazy B, Harry Mijland, and 343 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Abhijit Joshi 108 months ago | reply

      amazing shot !!

    2. MC Law 108 months ago | reply

      the lights are heavenly

    3. titaree 107 months ago | reply

      so beautiful...

    4. Simon Blanc 106 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot ! love the black and white here :)

    5. P i n u s 104 months ago | reply

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    6. artland 103 months ago | reply

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    7. MM_Andamon 100 months ago | reply

      Powerful image. Thanks for sharing.

    8. gentle rain [deleted] 96 months ago | reply

      a-fucking-mazing.

    9. MPC Photo Club 95 months ago | reply

      Absolutely beautiful & inspiring!

    10. D.Reichardt 90 months ago | reply

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    12. kindall2011 85 months ago | reply

      Best shot of the pier i have seen in along time......and i see it everyday working in Brighton.
      Great body of work fella.

    13. shincca 76 months ago | reply

      beautiful image. great..

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