Saturday, 17 March 2007

Working on "The Big One"

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Three workmen maintaining one of the lower (but still quite elevated) sections of "The Big One", the 213 feet high roller coaster at Blackpool, Lancashire.

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. The quotations, when engraved upon the memory, give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more."
Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister

Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: Zoom @ 268mm (35mm equiv.)
F No: f8
Shutter Speed: 1/500
ISO: 100
Exposure Compensation: -0.7EV

photograph (c) T. Boughen


Anonymous said...

Interesting shot Tony, you have taken some great silhouettes. When I first opened it, I thought you had flown over to Australia for the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (which is today).
You certainly have to admire the people who work on such structures.

Tony Boughen said...

Thanks for the comment Milton. I have a liking for silhouettes and shadows, and they do crop up a lot in my shots. You're right about it looking like the bridge, and about working in such places - I'm glad I don't have to do it!

Regards, Tony