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We came down to this spot on Monday but the lights on the Big One were not switched on.. we came back tonight - and were blessed with rain!
Yup the rain was brilliant for creating colourful reflections, but it was also a bit of a sod keeping the lens clear of rainspots!!!
I need to take an umbrella next time.........

Hope it was worth getting wet for....

4 secs @ F/7.1, iso 100, circular polariser (to reduce glare from the lights). Mirror lock up and remote cable. 17mm focal length

Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:EFs 17 x 85mm IS USM
Recording media:raw
Title:The Big Wet One
Username:jeanie jeanie
Uploaded:1 Oct 2006 - 7:59 PM
Tags:Architecture, Big one, Blackpool, Fin, Fylde, General, Illuminations, Landscape / travel, Pleasure beach, Prom, Promenade, Sculpture, Whale
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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 8:07 PM

Terrific night shot, great colours and reflections

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colin
colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 8:08 PM

Superb light and reflections. This looks fantastic viewed large. Well done.
Colin

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AndyM
AndyM  999 forum posts
1 Oct 2006 - 8:11 PM

Lovely shot, interesting combination of shapes in the composition.

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PatrickSmith
1 Oct 2006 - 8:12 PM

This is where it would be great to have that super wide angle lens. Still, the colours look great and the rain realy helped even though it made shooting more difficult. I'm thinking about gettting some sort of camera cover. Especially to protect against salt spray. So you're the bodyguard? What would you do if a couple of thugs approached you and tried to take your wellies? lol...

Patrick

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 8:14 PM

colourful as you like Jeanie

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 8:15 PM

Cheers Ed, Colin, Andy. Patrick and Kin.

LOL Patrick yes - maybe one day I will get a wide angle lens. As for thugs? Well, I would sit them down on the seat under the whale fin, then get Simon to spin them round till they are dizzy and point them in the direction of Ireland. Haa haa...

Jeanie

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MeanGreeny
1 Oct 2006 - 8:15 PM

SNAP!

Amazing how 2 photos can be so different taken from within inches of each other

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 8:16 PM

Yup Simon.. although I was more than inches away - I moved back and still never got as much into my viewfinder as you...

(off to look for a piggy bank to save up for new lens)

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 8:16 PM

..wish I'd had my wellies on - might not have been so wet when I got home : )

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 Oct 2006 - 8:17 PM

Interesting with two different pictures off the same object, lovely light

Peter

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Blenkinsopp
1 Oct 2006 - 8:17 PM

worth a soaking for sure!
(make sure you put your wellies on next time) thanks for portfolio comments - just noticed them

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Steinmachine
1 Oct 2006 - 8:18 PM

Stunning colours excellent composition
Derek

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 8:19 PM

Thank you Peter, Skye (you are very welcome) and Derek.

Jeanie

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Mikearty
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1 Oct 2006 - 8:22 PM

Great work and well worth the odd spot of rain i'd say!!!! RAIN...in Blackpool???? never! lol. cheers Mike.

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 8:24 PM

Cheers Mike : )
I know,- quite unbelievable isn't it. At least it never rained during the firework display on Friday.

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joseph
joseph  8 England
1 Oct 2006 - 8:43 PM

A stunning low light pic! Thank you for your comment on my recent upload Jeanie. All the best. Joe.

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12350 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 8:44 PM

Slightly prefer the one next door, but then if this were mine I would be more than happy Smile

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 8:47 PM

Cheers Joseph and Martin - I prefer the one next door too : )
I will have to beat him up next time and steal his lens!

Jeanie

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daviewat
daviewat  104104 forum posts Scotland
1 Oct 2006 - 8:49 PM

Side by side Smile)) luverly stuff Jeannie


Dave

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 8:51 PM

Ta Dave
: )

Jeanie

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beaniebabe
1 Oct 2006 - 9:01 PM

very nice Jeanie, the reflections add to it...glad to BPB spending a bit of money ;o)

Angie x

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 9:12 PM

Cheers Angie - they were certainly making enough of it : )

Jeanie

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TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Oct 2006 - 9:49 PM

Love the curves composition and intense colours.

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tripodted
tripodted e2 Member 930 forum poststripodted vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 10:18 PM

Good night shot. I was on the Big One myself a few years ago. Great fun.
Ted

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 10:47 PM

Excellent shot.

Pooch.

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8259 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2006 - 10:51 PM

Did you arrange an upload time between yourselves? Great shot Jeanie and no sign of rain on the lens.

Nigel

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2006 - 4:15 AM

Fantastic image.Excellent camera work.
Well taken.
Tom.

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tenerifejohn
2 Oct 2006 - 7:49 AM

great night shot. J

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franken
franken e2 Member 113046 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2006 - 10:23 AM

Excellent nightime shot. The composition is very good. The lighting and colours work well and the wet surfaces add to it.

Ken

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2006 - 10:45 AM

Thank you Terry, Ted, Pooch, Nigel, Tom, John and Ken.

Nigel - hee hee - we were both on MSN when we returned to our respective homes and it went a bit like "have you uploaded one yet? Yes.... ooh so have I. Oh, look at that - we are beside each other.."

Jeanie

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2006 - 10:57 AM

Works well Jeanie

Dave

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8371 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2006 - 12:46 PM

Super low light capture Jeanie, very colourful and good composition.
C

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tmann
tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2006 - 1:02 PM

LOVE IT!
Love the night shot and the angle is just perfect to make you feel the power of that ride!
Great shot!!!
Thomas

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2006 - 1:04 PM

Cheers DAve, Chant and Thomas.

Jeanie

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gndphotography
2 Oct 2006 - 2:07 PM

Cool night shot, nicely composed.

Gav

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Jou©o
Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
2 Oct 2006 - 2:19 PM

Missed this : (

.........sorry

Fantastic shot, Jeanie....

Pleased to be 50th.........

Jouko

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2006 - 2:25 PM

Cheers Gav and Jouko.

Jeanie

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helendixon
helendixon  1030 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Oct 2006 - 3:27 PM

Excellent shot Jeanie but did you get to ride on it?

Helen.

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gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2006 - 9:21 PM

GREAT night shot. Thanks for the technical details. -=Walter

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VintageRed
2 Oct 2006 - 10:48 PM

This weather thing isn't always easy is it? Despite that, this is very well exposed Jeanie.

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martinproe
3 Oct 2006 - 4:59 AM

I love this shot, I'm a sucker for rain anyway, but the lowlight and fairground illuminations add to the effect. Superb shot.

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AnthonyR
AnthonyR  8 Wales
3 Oct 2006 - 8:06 AM

Great colours throughout and very well executed. The reflections really give an autumnal feel to the image.
p.s. Is the top of that arch falling off or has someone installed the lights in the wrong place ? Smile

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2006 - 12:50 PM

Thanks Helen (lol yes been on it a few times but not on Sunday night), Alan, Walter, Nick, Martin and Anthony (nothing falling off - if you mean underneath the very top of the first climb there, it's a platform for when the workers have to go up there - when something goes wrong, eek.)

Jeanie

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fauxtography
3 Oct 2006 - 8:33 PM

I like how the scultpute echoes the shape of the roller coaster.. nice.

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Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2006 - 10:01 AM

Works well great colours.

Chris

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2006 - 1:29 PM

Thank you Mark and Chris.

Jeanie

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blackpoolgirl

really love the angle of this one and i agree the rainy day helps to make the true blackpool scene! Smile i miss the sunshine Sad

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sooty 36
sooty 36  10 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2006 - 7:34 PM

So far Jeanie, this has to be my fav Blackpool shot. Love it.
Chris

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2006 - 7:37 PM

Cheers Elisa and Chris.

Jeanie

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