I didn’t know what to expect when I was told I was been taken to the town of Fleetwood. It is just north of Blackpool and much smaller. They have a nice shopping centre called Freeport, behind which is the large harbour in the photograph above. I couldn’t take the picture at first as the light was in the wrong place but we came back later in the afternoon to get this photograph, with the sun in the right place. The shopping centre is just off this image to the left.
Tram on Blackpool Sea Front
I wanted to get a photograph of a tram going along the front, it seemed logical to try and get a photograph with Blackpool Tower in the background. Setting the camera to burst mode meant I just had to hold down the shutter button and it took five or six photographs, I then picked my favourite composition (where position of the tram and tower worked best) and then deleted the others. The above photograph is the result of that. I was lucky enough that the passing tram was a double-decker as most are single-decker trams. I would like to go on one at some point but it probably won’t be this weekend.
Blackpool North Pier and Tower
Just packed my bags ready for a weekend in Blackpool, I’m hoping to get a couple of photographs to share with you. The image above is from a weekend over there in August. I am planning not to do so much of the tourist things (like the piers and the tower) so I don’t know what exactly I will be taking pictures of, but come Monday you should find out. Hope you all have a good weekend.
Portrait of a Seagull in Blackpool
Sometimes it’s just luck. Taking pictures of birds with a compact camera is difficult. I have found that seagulls and pigeons are probably the easiest of bird to photograph as they are very comfortable around man. We were sat on the front at Blackpool having an ice cream and the world’s most friendly Seagull came to talk to me (kind of). He came so close it was almost threatening. I love the look on the birds face and possibly wouldn’t have published this image if it wasn’t for the second seagull in the background. I decided to make the photograph black and white because there wasn’t much colour in the original. I never new seagulls had red eyes until I looked closely at this image. Hope you like this bird as much as I do.