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Clevedon Pier 1

The desolation of this place was fantastic.

Went there on Thursday, leaving Mrs M at Cribbs Causeway, and took a short drive to Clevedon. The pier was unsurprisingly empty, and I used my new tripod in anger for the first time.

I have posted five images, starting at the land end of the pier, so by Friday, you'll be seeing the view back to land.

Eerie, and windy beyond measure. It certainly blew away any cobwebs.

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Clevedon Pier 1

The desolation of this place was fantastic.

Went there on Thursday, leaving Mrs M at Cribbs Causeway, and took a short drive to Clevedon. The pier was unsurprisingly empty, and I used my new tripod in anger for the first time.

I have posted five images, starting at the land end of the pier, so by Friday, you'll be seeing the view back to land.

Eerie, and windy beyond measure. It certainly blew away any cobwebs.

Remember the old F11 key, to see the whole image without scrolling.

 

comments (8)

Looks like you got a fantastic photographic opportunity with this deserted pier. Fantastic perspective. (:o)
Chris Macnamara: Thanks Ros. It was hardly surprising that I was alone. You need to pay £1.50 to get on the pier, and it was like a hurricane blowing! The next 4 from this series are just as austere.
Guess you were on your knees ... like pointing to Mecca.
Hmmm ... No people and no gulls ... what a lucky break on this visit. I like it a lot in all its subtle simplicity. richard.
Chris Macnamara: Tripod was very low down, to get the angle and keep the camera out of the wind as much as possible. I was pointing west, so the long way round to Mecca I guess? You need to be a bit mad to venture onto the pier in weather like that.
I like this shot. The framing gives such a nice perspective
Chris Macnamara: Cheers Richard. Perspetive has got to be a bit of a theme when shooting piers, I guess.
  • Gale
  • Cape of storms
  • 10 Dec 2007, 10:47
I love perspectives like this.. great shot. looking forward to the others.
Chris Macnamara: Thanks Gale. I do hope you enjoy the next few.
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Dec 2007, 12:32
this is superb. loving the symmetry but ironically what does it for me is the step in wooden boards at the bottom of the frame.
Chris Macnamara: Thats an interesting comment. I can't remember seeing any other joins, other than right at the far end, so maybe this was made using the tallest trees ever?
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Dec 2007, 16:47
great atmosphere Chris. mal
Chris Macnamara: Cheers mal. I hope you'll come back for the rest?
  • thakur
  • Singapore
  • 10 Dec 2007, 21:40
cool one!!
Chris Macnamara: Thanks.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 11 Dec 2007, 09:52
I wonder, what it felt like for you to stand on that empty pier and look across that gray sky.For me your photograph evokes feelings of smallness and aloneness in the grand scheme of the universe...
Chris Macnamara: It felt a bit small and lonely, and a bit wobbly too. Great place though. If you are in the west country, you need to go. Only 5 mins from the M5.

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