This will be my last post from LLandudno and it shows the Victorian Pier stretching out into the Irish Sea.
Again this is a photograph that benefits significantly from being viewed here on the Beta site.
A British Tourist Authority report in 1975 said of it: '.... It zooms out of the sea.... in a spectacular Indian Gothic style rather like a Maharajah's palace floating on a lake. Cast iron, brackets of iron lacework, an outstandingly pretty balustrade like an enlarged fish net, ogee roofs curling away to the sky, all add up to a totally pleasurable experience.'
I saw men fishing from its seaward end and though I find it a very boring sport, I know they were having an enjoyable time.
I have called my post 'Before the Crowds' because on a cold, February morning there were no people up on the lawned area, near the bandstand, I just had to share it with the long tree shadows.
From a point nearby where my photograph was taken, there is a Baird's Circle. Poetry sessions take place hers in the high season. I will add a photograph as a w/s.
Have a great day, Bev :-)
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alvaraalto (20328) 2017-03-15 6:22
This kind of Victorian piers are so typical British for me. Your POV with the sea and the pier above and the green grass below, hardly without a beach or a road in between is fascination.
I also like the row of modern slim and elegant windmills at the horizon.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (78289) 2017-03-15 6:24
I wish we had green grass grow to the water-edge on the shore.
A beautiful winter day with visibility in great air-quality, we can see the wind-turbines farm out in the horizon, and the pier area is elegantly posted disgonally to the picture space - well done about that.
jhm (159991) 2017-03-15 6:28
An equivalent of your previous additional picture.
Everything is wonderful quiet not waves but a wonderful view of the long pier and decorative small kiosks.
Wonderful composition, pleasant colours and nice sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
sacimar (28677) 2017-03-15 6:46
good image of this place, I like there are no people around so we can see the pier perfectly, it has an interesting architectural style, well seen,
Nicou (151036) 2017-03-15 7:11
Ces éoliennes en fodn tout en blanc quel effet et quel pré vet et jeu d'ombres et de traces à la surface et ce kiosque et ce ponton qui entre dans la mer sueprbe ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
cornejo (46754) 2017-03-15 10:49
Hi Bev, very good view of this interesting pier on the beautiful coast, very well composed and captured in this good and beautiful photograph. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and beautiful work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
All the best from the south of Spain.
Fis2 (106364) 2017-03-15 10:57
Beautiful pier, nice view.
Excellent frame and composition.
I like colors and sharpness.
Silvio1953 (152947) 2017-03-15 11:10
Ciao cara Bev, fascinating seascape, lovely composition with nice gazebo, wonderful natural colors, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
macjake (72539) 2017-03-15 12:57
sorry for the late reply, just been busy.
lovely shot Bev, the longer I look at it the more and more i enjoy it. seeing he windmills out into the sea like that is the icing on the cake.
and I don't know about the Pier in person, but from this pulled back view it looks so charming.
really do enjoy the green fg for contrast, and the beta shot is awesome too. i'll get to your other shots as well :)
dta (82364) 2017-03-15 13:14
Hello Beverley ,
Curious , but attractive and elegant architecture . All seems to be so clean and well maintained . Superb contrast between green grass and grey sea . I like the long shades in the Fg , too .
PiotrF (22898) 2017-03-15 16:18
Wonderful picture from this place with natural colours, perfect exposure, fine composition and good sharpness.Interesting notes.
holmertz (59118) 2017-03-16 2:12
I guess you would have to be a very enthusiastic promotor of tourism to compare this to a Maharajah's palace, but maybe there is a very slight Indian influence seen on the roofs of the small pavilions. Never mind, it's a nice pier anyway, and it makes a good focal-point for a photo, and just as much I like the mild contrast between the green lawn and the grey sea and the pleasant light streaming through the trees.
claudeD (41574) 2017-03-16 2:31
very well composed this amazing picture to show this wonderful Victorian Pier. Very fine colors, sharpness and excellent sharpness. I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
snunney (106501) 2017-03-16 3:26
The composition has a very pleasing balance to it with all the elements nicely juxtaposed, even down to the windmills on the horizon. I like very much the lights and colours and the excellent clarity. I am not sure about the Tourist Authority's description but it is a very fine pier as only the Victorians knew how to build.
williewhistler (16492) 2017-03-16 9:46
a perfect example of this spectacular pier,even on a winters day it appears as a an impressive piece of engineering with the bandstand in the mid ground providing extra depth and interest.
GyurMaster (7297) 2017-03-16 11:13
You had some marvelous lights here. Without your note I couldn't tell that this was taken in February (English weather:)). I like the dominance of the green and the blue.
Tue (43432) 2017-03-17 1:19
Beautiful overview of this typically British pier. The place looks so inviting. The lawn, the bandstand and the benches along the seafront are very attractive as well and you captured it all in a fine sidelight. The windmills in the distance add a nice modern touch.
ChrisJ (117825) 2017-03-17 16:15
I like the repetition of the wind turbines on the horizon that add a contemporary look to the 19th century pier surrounds. The shadow play in the fg adds interest. Good sharpness & an excellent note. Tfs!
PaulVDV (32637) 2017-03-18 4:01
Are there people in Wales complaining about the view of the many wind turbines ?
In Belgium they complain when plans are made to built these turbines on the sand banks in front of the coastline.
I like the composition with the diagonal line of the pier. The structure at its end really looks wonderful and what a great view of the sea with the fresh green lawn on the foreground.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (43375)
- Genre: Lugares
- Medium: Cor
- Date Taken: 2015-02-27
- Categories: Natureza, Arquitectura
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposição: f/0.6, 30 segundos
- Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2017-03-15 6:16