Days Out

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Blackpool Days Out Report

"Sunset at Blackpool" by Alan Bromiley 

On Saturday 18th October several club members went to Blackpool with the intention of getting some sunset shots with the various Blackpool attractions as added interest.

We left Bolton at about 4pm and got to Blackpool in good time but had great difficulty in parking due to the exceptional volume of traffic. We eventually made our way to the meeting point of Central Pier. It is a long time since Blackpool has been so full of people; everybody remarked that they had not seen the place so full for years.

We set up our gear at the south side of the pier in order to get shots of the sunset. We were not disappointed as there was a good sky with some clouds.

There were certainly plenty of photo opportunities with various versions of Elvis, Superman and Spiderman and other Marvel Comic characters, along with numerous Animal onesies galore, and that was just the “adults”. The children were more sensible and had varying versions of hand held illuminations whirling them around creating their own light show.

The evening was rounded off by a hearty fish and chip supper at Bispham, swapping tales about what we had seen.

I am still convinced we saw the club president arrive at the pier in Cinderella’s coach but others are not that convinced, so if anyone has got that shot I will gladly pay good money for it… as will the President to keep it hidden.

Anyway, it was a good evening even though it was very busy with traffic and people, and our members were very happy with their shots.

 

Wse left Bolton at about 4pm and got to Blackpool in good time but had great difficulty in getting to our intended parking place at the central car park due to the exceptional volume of traffic. We eventually managed to park and made our way to the meeting point of Central Pier. It is a long time since I have seen Blackpool has been so full of people, it was heaving. ; eEverybody remarked that they had not seen the place so full for years. We got down to business and set up our gear at the south side of the pier in order to get shots of the sunset. We were not disappointed as we got athere was a good nice sky with some clouds.

There were certainly plenty of photo opportunities with various versions of Elvis, Superman and Spiderman and other Marvel Comic characters, along with numerous Animal onesies galore, and that was just the “adults”. ”, Tthe children were more sensible and had varying versions of hand held illuminations whirling them around creating their own light show.

The evening was rounded off by a hearty fish and chip supper at Bispham, swapping tales about what we had seen.

I am still convinced we saw the club president arrive at the pier in Cinderella’s’ coach but others are not that convinced, so if anyone has got that shot I will gladly pay good money for it… as will the President to keep it hidden.

Anyway it was a good evening even though it was very busy with traffic and people, and our I think most members were very happy with their shots.

 

A photograph taken by one of our members

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