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    NobbytheNobster

    My friend and i are planning a day trip to do some pier photography using our new nd filters.
    Ideally we would like to shoot some small old or derelict piers which would not be too far from Milton Keynes.
    I was thinking maybe down near portsmouth / southampton way or somewhere on the east coast near Yarmouth?

    Anyone know of some good locations?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Ricky

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    Pete
    Pete Site Moderator 1318456 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2012 - 1:21 PM

    I'll take this opportunity to mention a little used feature we have called Photo Locations. Sadly on this occasion it doesn't fulfil your needs, because no one has written a guide to an area nearby that has a pier. But for future reference...and to alert others to it...you simply go to Photo Locations and search for the key word...in this case Pier and it will bring up a map of locations with articles mentioning piers. Use it to look for any subject. If you try it using your specialist keyword and find a gap, please submit a short article describing the location and why it's good.

    PinkK
    PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2012 - 1:24 PM

    Southwold has a great pier...although not derelict or small. As it's out of season now I'm sure there are some great shots to be had Grin

    katieb
    katieb  10255 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2012 - 1:26 PM

    Cromer has a victorian pier - not derelict but quite photogenic.

    crookymonsta
    crookymonsta e2 Member 6704 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2012 - 1:58 PM

    Swanage has a very good pier in lovely condition and the remaining stumps from the old one side by side, which you can see in my PF

    macroman
    macroman  1115312 forum posts England
    23 Oct 2012 - 2:29 PM

    Walton & Clacton, not exactly derelict, but originally Victorian, probably too far to tavel anyway.

    Lots of old derelict Peers in parliament. Grin

    Carabosse
    Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2012 - 2:32 PM


    Quote: Lots of old derelict Peers in parliament.

    Aren't there just? Grin

    Formerly prominent people one thought had long faded into retirement (or even death!) but are still there, making laws to govern us. Hmm....

    Ian White
    Ian White  12177 forum posts United Kingdom
    23 Oct 2012 - 6:35 PM

    Hastings pier is in a poor state not too sure how far that is from portsmouth / southampton way

    Good luck, Ian

    chris.maddock
    23 Oct 2012 - 7:16 PM

    Brighton is closer and IIRC the West Pier is in VERY poor shape.

    JJGEE
    JJGEE  96338 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2012 - 7:21 PM


    Quote: VERY poor shape.

    West Pier, Brighton is in very good shape for photographers, especially if you are fortunate to have a good sunset ?

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