Friday, October 24, 2008

QUEENS PIER, RAMSEY - SKYWATCH

Queens Pier
Ramsey
Skywatch

Friday already? Must be skywatch.

This is Queens Pier Ramsey, Queens Promenade.


In subsequent years the Pier has fallen into a state of decline, no longer used as landing port, closed to visitors and declared unsafe. The future of Ramsey Queens Pier remains uncertain.

Like the Swing Bridge, Queens Pier is a Ramsey icon that I never tire of photographing. So I will be doing 100 of the pier as well from different angles and times of day. Therefore this is image 1/100. Mad idea, probably. Been into Ikea lately? Same image, different angle.

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The concept was Dot's, the next host WIGGERS WORLD the guardians of skywatch now are Tom, Imac and Sandy

130 comments:

Jackie said...

What a wonderful image - iconic even, I'd say.

Hope your hassles with the photo thief are sorted soon - grrrr.

marley said...

I can see this one (see yesterdays comments!) and its very nice indeed. Another 100 project?! You like a challenge! I look forward to many more.

Aileni said...

Gorgeous silhouette against a lovely sky.

Sharon said...

You have an amazing eye for photos. This is gorgeous.

Migs CFL fan said...

Great shot as always. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I think taking 100 photos of the Pier is a wonderful idea. No two will be exactly the same; a wonderful documentary!

Anne-Berit said...

I would like to take a walk on that Pier.Beautiful photo:o)

Craver Vii said...

1/100? Great idea. I look forward to seeing some of your favorites. This one was a superb start! The subtle greens and blues mildly enhance the effect of your crisp silhouette. It's almost like a colored B&W.

Carole said...

I am convinced that I need to visit the Isle of Man. This is another wonderful shot.

bowledover said...

When are we going to see your Tour Book of the Isle for sale. I am sure you must have spent a lot of time and fantastic digital film throughout your time there.
Thank you for your great work and sharing it with us.

Gill - That British Woman said...

you are such a wealth of information and that is a great photo as well!!

Gill in Canada

bobbie said...

I think I would enjoy walking the length of that pier.

dailysnapshot said...

Ikea...Aaaaggghh!! We don't mention that word in our house, it causes alot of angst!!!

Once again you've captured the whole aura of where you live... Really enjoy your photos :D

Kim said...

I love all of the earthy colors with the blue sky and all of the cool lines. Great photo :)

mirage2g said...

Great angle and symmetry! The silhouette is a dramatic addition too!

And thanks for the input, its always a lovely experience for me to learn so much from your posts! Have a happy one!

mannanan said...

First class photo and narrative.Love it. Only thing is this was my next topic for my My World post and I've written up half of it already, nevermind I'll just have to think of somnething else........Keep up the great work.

Ces said...

Ah Babooshka, this photograph reminds me of yesteryear. I find it poignant and haunting, yet peaceful.

Müge Tekil said...

Oh this is a very impressive photo! I like very much the continuity feeling given by the long pier that you photographed from a very nice angle! Have a perfect Friday and week-end! :-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That is a very looooong pier. I think you can easily take another 99 photos from different angles/ ;-)
Happy Sky Watch!

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Its future may be uncertain, as you say, but it does make for an interesting photo subject.

brad, boston said...

LB,

Wow! You got the bridge and a pier. Yeah 99 to go. Your photos are the gift that keeps on giving. Kudos!

Ruby said...

Love this photo babooshka, it really stood out as I was browsing CDP.

It's shame how so many of the UK's piers are falling into a state of disrepair. Fingers crossed for this one.

Neva said...

This is a nice looking bridge....

Judi~Gmj said...

Ovely view, so peaceful.

Layrayski said...

This is absolutely wonderful photograph! I love it!

Rose said...

wonderful perspective on this shot!

Mary said...

what a wonderful, moody shot! lovely. happy swf. :)

jacqui said...

Outdone yourself this week. Top this.

Kay said...

Love this photo, Babooshka! Very striking and gorgeous! Have a great weekend.

gogouci said...

Beautiful and dreamy scene. Gives the appearance of having no end.

April said...

Beautiful composition! Fantastic start to your goal of 100!

Jim said...

You can not tell from your photo that its in bad shape. It looks wonderful.

Wren said...

It may not make a functional pier, but it makes a great photo. Nice composition in this one.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

This is amazing! Your photo, while still, looks to be full of energy :)

Wonderful. One of my favorite photos I've seen today :)

~Lisa

dan, brad's bro said...

Props! Red Bubble is the place.

Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings said...

so very lovely. Thank you and happy swf!

Louis la Vache said...

We look forward to the series on this pier just as we look forward to future installments of your bridge series, Babooshka.

PJ said...

Babooshka, I like the three different planes represented here, especially the moodiness of the earth.

Namnet said...

Hi Babooshka,
this is an amazing pier and stunning photograph. I´m looking forward to the rest of 99 ones:-)
I always enjoy your sky.
And I also hope that the pier will have some fine future ahead. Finger crossed!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

What a great shot, love the angle and the tour

Small City Scenes said...

Great shot and lovely colors. That is a long pier---I guess you couldn't take a long walk off a short pier--LOL--MB

Tash said...

you outdid yourself on this shot - again. I love the color & the long line and all the short corssing lines of the bridge. Fabulous.

Indrani said...

You always share a good shot and give a good story and explanation about it too.
Thanks!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beautiful photo

magiceye said...

wonderful perspective!

Sylvia K said...

Love your photo! Beautiful! And thanks for stopping by my site as well. Hope you'll come back again!

Gaelyn said...

Love your stuff, photos documenting history. Go for the 100. Hope the pier is around for a long while.

Lew said...

I;ll bet you can get 100 interesting shots of the pier, especially if you can get on it for some of the shots. Nice sunset too!

Olivier said...

superbe panorama et photo. la lumière du ciel est très belle.

superb panorama and photo. the light of heaven is very beautiful

raf said...

Absolutely stunning image, Baboosh! Sky Watch winner, for sure!

Patricia said...

Beautiful sky and with the pier looks so awesome!
Nice shot!
Thanks for sharing the photo as well as the history.
Hugs

Bibi said...

Nice Skywatch! That's one looooong bridge!

Webradio said...

Thank You for the history of this bridge...
Your photo is very nice...

Is the bar closed à the end of the bridge ???

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

Very interesting story that you tell about of this bridge.
On the picture, I love the backlight that you've achieved. It feels great calm.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love British piers. I was sorry when the one burnt down at Weston Super Mare.

Hilda said...

I love that very dramatic silhouette against the soft pastels of the sky and water. But so sad about the pier itself. When I first saw the photo (before reading the text), my first thought was "Wow. That's the longest pier I have ever seen!"

brian said...

Beautiful photo! looks like a nice place to sit and watch a sunset... or sunrise =)

kaye said...

It's awsesome.

B. Roan said...

I can't think of a good enough adjective to describe this one. Love the sky and the angle. Perfect. BJ

Gretchen said...

A really beautiful shot! Thanks for all the information, too! I love learning something new every day. :)

Jeanne said...

That is beautiful. Love the colors and your angle.

napaboaniya said...

This should be made into a postcard :)
Beautiful!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

babooshka! your photos really never ran out of overflowing mood! This is stunningly wonderful! The colors in it are very much exquisite!

Steven^^

Anita said...

Absolutely beautiful, and sad that it's coming to the end of it's story...

Thanks for visiting Prairie Visions!

alicesg said...

Beautiful photo for SWF. The bridge is beautiful and love the reflection in the water.

Mo said...

Love this capture of the pier. Look forward to the next 99. Hopefully the pier wont be demolished in the meantime. I have been to so many places where old buildings bridges etc are only valued after they cease to exist.

bressha said...

The old lady look grand.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful pier. I love the way you shot it to show off the pier and the sky. I hope it will be able to be restored.

Quiet Paths said...

I really like this perspective. And the sky is so pretty behind.

uncleawang said...

Beautiful blue sky for SWF.
Thank for droping by my blog.
Have a nice weekend.

Dragonstar said...

Wow B! All these comments! And all I wanted was to say what a fantastic image this is - that pier goes on for ever.

soulbrush said...

omg i adore photos with black silhouettes, magic!

Susan said...

I love this photo; it makes me feel I'm there. The reflections in the water on the beach are lovely.

Thanks for sharing this one--happy SWF!

Jilly said...

A beautiful pier. Part of my early teens was spent in Brighton with happy memories of the West and Palace piers. I believe at least one has burned down, not sure about the other. this is lovely.

D Herrod said...

Looks like it should be a on a postcard. Wonderful capture.

Wayne said...

Yeah, what they said. I can't read 75 comments. I'm sure they all told you it's a very fine shot Babs.

Dewdrop said...

My dear blog friend with the amazing capture of Queens Pier. I have actually been very drawn lately to the idea of generating a book highlighting cloud types and photos. Thank you so much for urging me that way!

rob said...

Beautiful atmosphere! Very interesting almost ... vintage colors.

Shrinky said...

Oh my, what a stunning image of what is to me a very familiar view. I am excited at this project of yours, it will be a very interesting and telling challenge, one of which I have no doubt you will happily rise to.

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic photo, all those colours and angles are enough to make it an interesting photo but all the more so with your explanation.

Thanks for sharing and your kind comments on my jaccaranda post.

Tootie said...

Very intersting photo, as usual. :-)

Sandra Carvalho said...

Great shot!
Lovely colors!
Have a great weekend.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Very beautiful shot.
Have a great weekend.

Lindaen said...

Simply perfect!

Anonymous said...

WOW!

laxeylass said...

This has to be the best pier photo I have ever seen. Make this a postcard.

BerryBird said...

How sad that the pier is closed now! It's such a fabulous structure. And a lovely photo to boot.

Gail's Man said...

Another 100 photos, you're going to be busy. What does the Ikea photo look like. Is it one of yours?

Hopefully the pier can be mended and reopened to visitors someday soon.

Jan said...

Wonderful image, and I enjoyed the history lesson. 100 photos, why not!

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: What a lovely capture of the sky over the pier. Excellant SWF photo.

alan said...

Friends of Queen Pier, is that still going. Super photo.

Antonette said...

Beautiful swf picture! I thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog.

Enjoy the weekend!

John said...

Impressive shot and lovely perspective!

Kitty said...

wow, gorgeous shot! Great job!

dot said...

Interesting history of the old pier. It's a shame it's going to ruin. Looks like it would be a wonderful place to walk out and enjoy a sunset. Your photo is beautiful!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Very nice shot and story about the pier. That's a long pier.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I think this is a great idea-love this shot!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Great sky and super silhouette shot!

ChrissyM said...

Gorgeous pier.

kim said...

Amazing!!!

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Absolutly beautiful.

Mary said...

This is a great shot...the brige seems so endless. The sky is great, too :-)

Jules said...

Jaw-droppingly-gorgeous!!!!

Colour, light and perspective are perfect!!!!

roadgurl5 said...

Wow, what a beautiful shot! I like the contrast of the pier against the sky.

chrome3d said...

It goes on forever and disappers in to the horizon. Brilliant!

indicaspecies said...

An interesting shot of the endless bridge. Endless it seems. Very good photo. Hope to see more of those 100 photographs.

- celine
http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

mrsnesbitt said...

Heads Wrightson...hubby served his apprenticeship there!

Larry D said...

Great photo, happy SWF!

Eddie D. said...

Awesome pier shot...

Luiz Ramos said...

Great Pier shot. Beautiful taken and colors.

Gardenia said...

A visit to your blog is so satisfying - beautiful picture, illuminating text!

ChrisY said...

I like the way you shoot and it is a beautiful silhouette against a colorful sky.

Marie said...

Wonderful image :)

WillThink4Wine said...

The sky is quite lovely, but I am glad I don't have to drive across the bridge.

Arija said...

I appreciate your informative comments and the photo with green reflections in the water is lovely.

Sweeta said...

Wonderful shot of the pier. That's a very long one!

Marie-Noyale said...

I have never seen so many commentaries!
Well deserved for a great picture!

Becky said...

Fantastic! The colour of the sky, the silhouette of the bridge, and the perfectly straight lines of the bridge itself, and the water, all make up a stunning photo. Well done, as usual!

Snapshutter said...

Nice perspective and interesting color balance between the blue and the green.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful view. All your images are beautiful. Thanks, friend.

Tina said...

thats a great skywatch picture. how its dark at the bottom, then the bridge setting it off and the gorgeous bright sky! cool!

So you from Cradley Heath? No way! it is such a small world.

I never come across many Uk'ers nice to meet you ;)

thanks for stopping by my place

Erin said...

love this perspective...
thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment...appreciated.
have a great week.

erin

tr3nta said...

Unbelievable picture... BRAVO... is really wonderful!!!

Katie Killary said...

I love these types of pictures!

Katie Killary said...

I love these types of pictures!

geoff said...

Nice silhouette. Good angle. Great photo. Geoff.

Sugee Andersyn said...

That's a good one. That's gorgeous.

Andrea said...

Would be nice to take a walk on that pier. Beautiful view.

lunarstarsun said...

I am always amazingly surprised at how unbelievably beautiful your pictures are! to DIE for!

lunarstarsun said...

I am always amazingly surprised at how unbelievably beautiful your pictures are! to DIE for!

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