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A set of images for todays "Shadow Saturday" theme all taken last spring at Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset. The majority of these were taken on the Grand Pier which has been restored after the devastating fire of a few years ago when the twin peaks pictured here were burnt down. The town also gets the nickname Weston-Super-Mud due to the tide often being very far out, v1 is clear evidence of this

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 107
Lens:5.0 - 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.5 - 109.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Apr 2012 - 11:58 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Seaside Shadows Weston
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:12 Jan 2013 - 12:56 PM
Tags:Architecture, Donkey, Grand pier, Landscape / travel, Seagulls, Seaside, Shadow Saturday, Somerset, Weston-super-mare
Votes:53
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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 1:02 PM

Nice set............lots of lovely sunshine and colour.................GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 1:12 PM

I see the tide is out, yet again, Ed, I don't think I have seen it in very many times Grin An excellent set taken in beautiful sunshine. Carol

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 1:13 PM

A great image Ed. Sorry my internet is so slow I can't open all of them. V1 is lovely........Sandy

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
12 Jan 2013 - 1:13 PM

These are excellent Ed, can't pick a favourite like them all,
Fred.

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AndrewCee
AndrewCee  2 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 1:20 PM

Great shot with bold colours

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CaroleS
CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 1:35 PM

I can remember slurping through the mud to the sea!! Love V4.
Carole

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 1:44 PM

I love the shadows of the railing Smile

Andrew

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 1:47 PM

Impressive structures and apparently maintained so well. Not sure but think V1 is my favourite. You seem to have had a fair share of sunshine at the time. Could do with some now!

Ann

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 1:49 PM

Nice to see that the pier and buildings have been reconstructed: there's always something sad about a burned out remnant left for years as an eyesore.
Fine set documenting the new buildings, all looking so pristine at the moment.
Ronnie.

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom86 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 2:00 PM

Great set of a town I've never been to.
I like the curvy shadow in V2 best.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44300 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 2:21 PM

A wonderful set of quite cheerful images Ed, each full of seaside charm and warmth . Whilst image number one contains the all important Saturday Shadows, image number seven is priceless.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
12 Jan 2013 - 2:28 PM

What a lovely set you have here Ed !! I love this place !! Stunning Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 2:31 PM

I've never been to Weston super Mare - so a lovely set of images for me to take in! I love the soft colours.
Ann

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User_Removed
12 Jan 2013 - 2:44 PM

A great set of pictures and so clear and bright. Smile Bob

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8773 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1263 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 2:49 PM

Nice set, V5 my favourite - people, perspective plus red splashes. But I do like the fact that V8 has been supplied with refreshments.
Moira

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achieverswales
12 Jan 2013 - 2:52 PM

Great set of images Ed excellent shadows, was caught in the rain in September at the end of the pier, it was terrible I had to sit in the cafe eating pancakes and ice-cream!

Regards

Trev.

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 2:54 PM

Another great series ED.
Ron

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Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 2:55 PM

Never been a big fan of Weston but I must say I was very impressed with the new pier, a great set of images here Ed.

Best Matt

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Cliff1944
Cliff1944 Plus Member 3Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 3:30 PM

I nice set. Until now, I hadn't seen the pier since the fire.
Cliff

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 3:47 PM

Excellent series Ed.

Ray

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 4:02 PM

I remember being there not long after the fire... a phoenix from the ashes.... although they've gone and removed the Dalek!! Sad

Dave

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  341 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 4:52 PM

Nice set, the seagulls are great!

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lifesnapper
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12 Jan 2013 - 5:13 PM

Nice change of subject matter Ed', nice set.

John Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
12 Jan 2013 - 5:52 PM

Great set Ed, love the two Gulls side by side lol. have a good weekend, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats  961 forum posts Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 7:12 PM

A super set of shadow themes. The clarity and colour in all of them is 1st class. Also like the Gulls in V7.
Paul

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9924 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1738 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 12:24 AM

Vs 2, 4, 5 and 6 are my favourites, all quite similar, but I like the compositions.

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Glostopcat
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13 Jan 2013 - 1:23 AM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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LynneJoyce
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13 Jan 2013 - 11:32 AM

The slow connection in hospital means that I can only see image 1 but it is wonderfully sharp so well worth a vote.

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13 Jan 2013 - 1:58 PM

Great composition in this image Ed. A

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brownsilent
13 Jan 2013 - 6:04 PM

Beautifully composed, lovely light and shadows,
Johanna

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JimV
JimV  9 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 5:09 AM

Spent a summer holiday at Southport one year (a long, long time ago Grin) was not impressed when it was low tide!! Got a temporary membership at the Southport & Ainsdale G.C., that was great! This is a fine set showing how well they've recovered from the fire Ed (which I remember seeing on TV), probably better now than it ever was!
Rgds., Jim

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thorn
thorn  11124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 11:09 PM

Hi Edmund,love the art Deco and the shadows and the people walking and just the beauty of it all and the lines and sleekness along with the textures of the sand,personally my fav is no2 but they are all fantastic........take care,AnnSmile

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DicksPics
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17 Jan 2013 - 1:12 PM

You certainly achieved the shadows - I've loved looking at this set as I spent many happy holidays at Weston and Brean in the fifties and sixties!
V7 and the two seagulls out for a bit of sun amused me!
Wonderful!

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