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Walney Pier

By dathersmith  
One from an early start on Saturday morning. At this time of year the sun rises nicely behind Walney Lighthouse and it's an image I've had in my mind for a year or two but never got around to taking it. So I set out to rectify it on Saturday but as I walked towards the lighthouse pre-sunrise I slowly came to realise that it was looking more like a square box than the lovely shape I remembered it to be. Then it became obvious, it is undergoing maintenance of some sort and is completely covered in scaffolding apart from a gap for the light to escape Sad Obviously disappointed but wanting to rescue something from the morning I walked to the other side of the island and decided to get a shot of the remains of the old pier with Piel Castle in the distance. As you can see the sun was up by this time but throwing a nice golden glow on the pebbles.

Better than returning home with nothing?


Tags: Sunrise Walney Old pier Landscape and travel Piel castle

Voters: ensign, Mynett, wolfy and 46 more

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martin.w 21 619 29 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 7:59PM
In a word.....Yes! Wink
dathersmith 16 565 12 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 8:31PM
Thanks Martin, I was pretty gutted when I saw the scaffolding though.

Martyn_U 14 7 England
24 Aug 2011 8:53PM
Nice one Darren

24 Aug 2011 9:19PM
Beautiful capture
senn 12 5 1 Belgium
24 Aug 2011 11:25PM
nice, .. very nice
LesF 16 182 9
25 Aug 2011 9:10AM
Have the RC Darren, that sunlight has brought out some super colours in those pebbles

Richsr 16 91 224 England
25 Aug 2011 1:03PM
Looks like you got some nice light and colour in the sky Darren
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
25 Aug 2011 5:07PM
Definitely worth it, Darren, a super capture with wonderful light Wink
Trev Smile
Techno Plus
14 7.2k 8 England
26 Aug 2011 9:40AM
Nicely composed Darren, and that early morning light catching the pebbles and timbers works beautifully.
Regards Mal
arhb 15 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 12:25PM

Quote:Nicely composed Darren, and that early morning light catching the pebbles and timbers works beautifully.
Regards Mal

+1 Smile
SugarDJ 14 1 England
26 Aug 2011 5:55PM
What beautiful light. It makes for a lovely photo, good work!

wyeth 11 Scotland
30 Aug 2011 5:26PM
Thank you for a nice welcome! I should vote for every single photo in your gallery ! You must be a professional photographer !
14 Sep 2011 8:34PM
Unbelievable 'rescue' shot. I'd be happy if I got one image a tenth as good as this!
Ross_M 10 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 10:53PM
Great work in what appears to be a difficult / low contrast setting.

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