Blackpool’s North Pier is the most traditional and in my opinion the nicest of the three piers, so this is where my photo shoot focused on. I was actually there to get some portraits of a young family, but I also captured another couple of images at the same time. The girls had two enjoyable rides on this carousel or Merry-go-Round. I thought a close up detail of one of the horses heads might make for a photograph worth sharing.
I have been trying to work out for a couple of years how to capture all three of Blackpool’s piers in one photograph. Yes I could go to the top of the tower and use a super wide angle lens, but it wouldn’t be the same. I was stood at the end of North Pier looking south. The “family bar” is at the end of Central Pier and in the distance you can see the big dipper roller coaster of Blackpool Pleasure Beach resort and the two tall towers of South Pier’s reverse bungie ride.
Arcades aren’t usually something I would photograph, but when in Blackpool I find myself drawn to the signage. I never went inside the Happy Dayz arcade, for all I can remember it could have been closed. I did think that the contrast between the traditional columns and architectural detailing around the windows compared to the happy sun character made it worth capturing a photo.
Another sunset from the North West coast, this time a little further north than Crosby beach and as much as I like the outline of the pier and the reflection at the very bottom of the frame, it isn’t quite as special for me as the Another Place / Crosby Beach Sunset image I published a few days ago. That said I really love the rays of light that are beaming down onto the water.