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The sun has set on Birnbeck Pier

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    Posted: 10 August 2018 at 08:15
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 August 2018 at 09:39
Magnificent image - the ruins of the once glorious pier gently illuminated by the sunset with its reflections.
I'm curious as to your vantage point - it is from a tower that's not in ruinous state? Or might you have strapped your DSLR to a sturdy drone?
Thanks for sharing.
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Hi Roger,

Well, for someone who is a confirmed 'wannabe South Westerner' this is the first time I've heard of this place (though our 'desires' lie further West I must admit).

I think given the highs and lows of the conditions you've done really well here; that setting sun straight into the lens is always going to create issues but it's been handled very well and I love the carefully positioned reflection straight through that pier support. Clearly, balancing that with the rest of the scene was always going to be a challenge given the nature of the subject but I think it works really well - it marries the mood of the moment to the decay and general disrepair of the island and pier rather well and there is detail throughout the man made part of the scene - albeit of a rather sorry condition! It's a good lead-in to the island via the pier and the eye is tempted further by the highlights on the railings along the pier edge - nicely caught and maintained in the final image.

I see according to Wikipedia it's a Grade II listed structure - it really deserves something decent doing to it before it completely falls into the sea but I guess the cost will be horrendous to do it justice. If there's a 'rescue/preservation group' for it they would be very happy to have a copy of this as a further element in their cause no doubt!

Thanks for sharing this and for making me (at least) aware of it's existence.

Best regards, Neil.
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Welcome to Dyxum Roger and thank you for sharing this stunning image.
C & C always welcome
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2nd posted image and I can already smell a spell in the POTW gallery! It's a cracker

@Joe: Looking at google maps and street view it looks like it could be doable from the road overlooking the pier.
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It is taken from the road above it, quite accessible but very busy normally, I cheated and took that picture when England were playing a match in the world cup!

Thank you for all the kind comments.


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Welcome to Dyxum Roger. Great entry!
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Welcome to Dyxum!

Fascinating image! TFS!
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