Dave Amber Photography: Blog https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Dave Amber Photography [email protected] (Dave Amber Photography) Tue, 16 Jan 2024 15:00:00 GMT Tue, 16 Jan 2024 15:00:00 GMT https://www.daveamberphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u951881380-o39667359-50.jpg Dave Amber Photography: Blog https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog 96 120 The Colosseum in Rome https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2024/1/colosseum We recently had a short city break in Rome and I couldn't resist some sunset photos of the amazing Colosseum!  The history of this place is incredible and we spent several hours touring the underground tunnels where the slaves/gladiators/animals were kept to the upper levels where about 50,000 people came to watch the spectacle.  

Building commenced in 72AD and was completed in 80AD using between 60,000 and 100,000 people in its construction and it is believed was last used for fights in 435AD.   Over its life, around 400,000 are believed to have died as well as many animals.  


The Colosseum was originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, because it was built by Emperors Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian, successors to Nero of the Flavian dynasty. The name “Colosseum” likely comes from the colossal bronze statue of Emperor Nero that used to stand next to the building. This statue was itself modelled on the Colossus of Rhodes.

If you get the chance I would highly recommend a visit (and if you'd like this on your wall, please get in touch)! 

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Quick info on Craft Fair dates 2023 https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2023/11/quick-info-on-craft-fair-dates-2023 Craft Fair dates in Nov/Dec 2023

Craft Fair Dave Amber Photography

Hi all

Just a quick note of the Craft Fairs I will be at over the coming weeks:

1. 18/19th November 12-4pm, Leigh Pop Up, Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 1SP - free entry

2. 26th November 11am-3pm Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Westcliff on Sea, SS0 7RA - free entry

3. 3rd December 11am-4pm - Fitzwimarc School, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, SS6 8EB (£1 entry to charity)

If you haven't got your Leigh or Southend 2024 calendars yet or want to stock up on gifts, come along and see a wide range of exhibitors!
 
I’ll have prints, large and small (framed and unframed) of our local areas including Leigh on Sea, Southend on Sea, Thorpe Bay, Shoeburyness, Westcliff on Sea and Chalkwell as well as some iconic London locations in both colour and black and white.   Also, Southend on Sea and Leigh on Sea 2024 wall Calendars, greetings cards and Christmas cards.  Prices to suit all budgets!

Thank you and Season's Greetings!

Dave

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Another Happy Customer in Leigh on Sea! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2023/10/another-happy-customer-in-leigh-on-sea It’s impossible to advertise all the options I am able to produce and I always encourage potential customers to get in touch to discuss their needs.  

I had a message from a new customer who wanted 3 large Black and White portrait prints of Leigh on Sea to frame herself.  So I went through my collection, created a number of options in Black and White and cropped to her exact requirements.  She picked 3 iconic images of Leigh and I then advised her on print quality/paper/pricing, arranged for the high resolution prints to be professionally produced and I then hand delivered them within 24 hours of the order.  The customer was delighted and left me a 5 star review on Google. 

Here is a picture of the framed up results looking fabulous - these are 50x70cm prints in the customers 91x61cm frames.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or simply want to discuss options further before committing to an order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by phone/e-mail/message service without obligation!  Click HERE for my contact details.  

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2024 Calendars now available! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2023/9/2024-calendars-now-available Leigh on Sea Calendar 2024Leigh on Sea Calendar 2024A beautiful collection of local images of Leigh on Sea and the surrounding area in a double A4 size (when opened) calendar - A4 image at the top and A4 calendar dates below. Supplied in folded A4 size for easy postage. £12.99 plus delivery.
Click this link for a slideshow:
https://www.daveamberphotography.com/leigh-on-sea-calendar-2024

I’m delighted to announce that my Southend on Sea and Leigh on Sea 2024 Calendars are now available and ready to ship worldwide.  Packed with high quality images from our beautiful local areas to stir the soul, these make an excellent gift or why not just treat yourself? 
 
As usual, these are double-A4 size when opened (a full A4 size image at the top and a full A4 dates page below), printed on high quality 250gsm silk paper, with a hole for easy wall hanging.  They are supplied closed and bagged in a convenient A4 size for easy posting.  
 
Prices held for the fourth year running! Just £12.99 (collected from me in Hockley) or add £2.40 for UK-wide postage.  International postage rates available on request.  
 
To view the calendars in a full slide show click these links:
 
Southend on Sea 2024 Calendar slide show
 
Leigh on Sea 2024 Calendar slide show
 
To go straight to the shopping page, just click on the calendar images above. 
 
If you'd prefer to collect from Hockley/pay direct and avoid postage or for deliveries outside the UK, please E-mail me HERE or contact me by mobile on 07948 352412 directly.
 
As always, if you have any questions at all or are looking for other wall art products for your home or office, please just get in touch!
 
Thanks for your continued support.   
 

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The Mulberry Harbour - a piece of World history on our doorstep https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2023/8/the-mulberry-harbour---a-piece-of-world-history-on-our-doorstep Most locals of Southend will have seen these sunken remains that sit on a sandbank approximately 1.25 miles offshore (Thorpe Bay/Shoeburyness).  Not everyone knows what they are.  

Well this unassuming structure has a piece of World history attached. This is part of a “Mulberry Harbour” which were hollow concrete “Phoenix” caissons that were built to become floating harbours to support the D-Day Normandy landings in World War 2 on 6th June 1944. 150 were built. This was one of six actually built up in the River Humber and sprang a leak at the River Crouch and was floated to The Thames Estuary for inspection, where it broke free and settled on a sandbank and broke in two approximately 1.25 miles offshore. It has remained there off the coast of Southend on Sea (Thorpe Bay) ever since. It does attract some visitors, but visits should be very carefully planned and timed, as tides here are treacherous and using a suitably experienced guide is strongly recommended.

Having now visited this for the first time in my life, the experience was uplifting and also humbling to think we were so close to a significant piece of World history.  I'll certainly be going back! 

Mulberry Harbour sunsetMulberry Harbour sunsetA sunset picture of the iconic Mulberry Harbour, which sank in the Thames Estuary before it could be used in the Normandy landings of 1944

 

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Costa Rica! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2023/3/costa-rica As well as my great passion for landscapes, I also love a bit of wildlife photography.  So you can imagine how excited I was to finally tour Costa Rica back in January and see the abundance of flora and fauna they have.  Incredibly they have over 5% of the worlds biodiversity, whilst only having 0.03% of the worlds land mass.  Parts of Jurassic Park were filmed there and it shows!

Three-toed SlothThree-toed Sloth

It certainly did not disappoint! I can only describe it as like permanently walking around a zoo without being in a zoo, but that simply does not do it justice.  

We put in some serious miles, but had the great privilege to see tropical forests, rain forest, cloud forests, volcanoes, Pacific and Caribbean beaches, coral reefs/fish/turtles, a sailfish, a humpback whale mother and calf, turtle conservation, so many beautiful birds (they have 923 bird species!) including the elusive "Resplendent Quetzal" (considered the most beautiful bird in Costa Rica), iguanas, monkeys, crocodiles, Caiman, butterflies, frogs, snakes, spiders and, of course both two-toed and three-toed sloths, the list goes on and on.  I would add though, that we would have missed 90% of this lot if we hadn't had the most incredible tour guide for the whole trip, so if you're thinking of going, I would strongly recommend you take organised, guided tours.  

By the way, this was not a photography holiday!  But guess what? I took the camera ;-).  So I managed to capture some of the magic of that amazing country.  I cannot recommend the place highly enough - if you get the chance, go!

Anyway, I've finally finished shortlisting and editing my favourite photos.

You can view the Costa Rica gallery HERE at your leisure here OR if you just want to enjoy the whole slideshow, just stay tuned and watch below!

 

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Battersea Power Station part 2! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2023/3/battersea-power-station-part-2 Here's a second shot from my recent visit to photograph this iconic building.  This one was taken from the Embankment and is in a 16:9 aspect ratio.  I love the colours reflecting in the high tide of the River Thames.  

As always, this image can be purchased in many printed formats and sizes to suit all budgets and please contact me if you would like current pricing or to discuss options.  

I hope you like it!

Battersea Power Station from the riverbankBattersea Power Station from the riverbankBattersea Power Station at night, photographed from the north side of the River Thames

 

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Battersea Power Station https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2023/2/battersea-power-station What a building!  So glad to see it restored and repurposed - it's such an iconic part of the London skyline.  

Here's one taken from near Victoria station.  The light trails are trains running into and out of London Victoria station on a cool February night.  

This kind of photo is known as a long exposure and the shutter speed used for this one was approximately 3 minutes!

As always, this image can be purchased in many printed formats to suit all budgets and please contact me if you would like current pricing or to discuss options.  

I hope you like it!

Battersea Power Station light trailsBattersea Power Station light trailsBattersea Power Station at nightfall with light trails from the trains in and out of London Victoria Station

 

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St Paul's in the rain https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2022/11/st-pauls-in-the-rain I spent over 20 years of my life commuting every day into London and I had the great pleasure of spending several years in an office very close to St Paul's Cathedral, so I passed it every day.  It's magnificence never ceases to amaze me!  I thought it was high time I got some more photographs of it, particularly night photos, which I love taking. So last week I headed up to get the shots and had the added bonus of the rain, which can add so much to a photograph.  

Here's one of my favourites from that session, where I also managed to capture the obligatory red London bus!

As always, this high resolution image is available to purchase in many formats - framed, aluminium, acrylic, canvas, etc, just contact me for all the options and prices.  

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Leigh Pop Up Market 19/20 November 2022 https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2022/11/leigh-pop-up-market-19/20-november-2022 I'll be back at the Leigh Pop Up Christmas Artisan Craft Market on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 12-4pm at Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road, Leigh on Sea. I'll have Leigh on Sea and Southend on Sea 2023 calendars, Leigh and local area greetings cards and framed photographic prints (large and small) of Leigh, Chalkwell, Southend, Thorpe Bay and Shoeburyness to suit all budgets. 

I'll also have one or two of the extra large framed prints that were so popular last time (with free local delivery!). 

So, if you're looking for Christmas gifts or something for yourself, why not come along and say hello!

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Leigh on Sea Calendar 2023 is here! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2022/8/leigh-on-sea-calendar-2023-is-here I'm delighted to launch my Leigh on Sea Calendar 2023 (hot on the heels of my Southend on Sea Calendar 2023)
Packed with high resolution local images from beautiful Leigh and Chalkwell, this will inspire you to explore!

Double A4 size when opened (297mm wide x 420mm high), printed in high resolution on 250gsm silk paper, ring-bound, with a full A4 size image above, a full A4 dates page below with ample room for notes/appointments and a hole for wall hanging.  

The calendar folds to A4 for easy posting.  

Price held for the third year running - only £12.99 plus £2 delivery (UK only, International postage £ CONTACT ME).  

Calendars are in stock and ready to post now!  

Please CLICK HERE TO BUY to be taken to the shopping page and add the image to your basket.  

If you'd prefer to collect/pay direct and avoid postage or for deliveries outside the UK, please CONTACT ME HERE directly. 

 

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Southend on Sea Calendar 2023 is here! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2022/8/southend-on-sea-calendar-2023-is-here Hot off the press, I'm delighted to launch my Southend on Sea Calendar 2023!  

Packed with high resolution local images from Southend Pier, our beautiful parks and gardens and Southend Seafront, this will inspire you to explore!

Double A4 size when opened (297mm wide x 420mm high), printed in high resolution on 250gsm silk paper, ring-bound, with a full A4 size image above, a full A4 dates page below with ample room for notes/appointments and a hole for wall hanging.  

The calendar folds to A4 for easy posting.  

Price held for the third year running - only £12.99 plus £2 delivery (UK only, International postage £ CONTACT ME).  

Calendars are in stock and ready to post now!  

Please CLICK HERE TO BUY to be taken to the shopping page and add the image to your basket.  

If you'd prefer to collect/pay direct and avoid postage or for deliveries outside the UK, please CONTACT ME HERE directly. 

 

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[email protected] (Dave Amber Photography) beach Calendar 2023 Dave Amber Photography Essex Calendar 2023 local Southend Calendar Southend Calendar 2023 Southend on Sea Calendar Southend on Sea Calendar 2023 https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2022/8/southend-on-sea-calendar-2023-is-here Tue, 16 Aug 2022 17:00:00 GMT
Old Leigh Fishing Boats https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2022/5/old-leigh-fishing-boats So I went down to photograph the fishing boats this week - these 3 are local icons, bringing in fish and shellfish for the local community and beyond! 

I couldn't resist a "fine art" makeover to this shot as I think it really helps create a moody atmosphere.  Let me know what you think! 

Fishing Boats at Old Leigh, Leigh on SeaFishing Boats at Old Leigh, Leigh on Sea

 

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New Pier Train! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2022/4/new-pier-train So I've been wanting to get a shot of the new Southend Pier train for a while.  This is the new all-electric train in lovely retro colours that was recently named by HRH Prince Charles after the late Southend West MP Sir David Amess.  It's now fully in service, so I went down and got this one.  It's a departure from my normal style as I've given it a "fine art" makeover.  I'd love to know what you think of this, so leave me a comment if you have a moment.  Thank you!

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Calendars 2022 now available! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2021/10/calendars-2022-now-available This year I have 2 beautiful 2022 calendars in "double-A4" size available - Southend-on-Sea and Leigh-on-Sea.   

Printed in high resolution on 250gsm silk paper, ring bound, punched with a hole to hang them from, these open up to double A4 size (297mm wide x 420mm high), with a full A4 size image above and a full A4 date page below, leaving plenty of room to write in those important reminders!

Only £12.99 plus £2 delivery (UK only).  Calendars are in stock and ready to post now!  

If you'd prefer to collect/pay direct and avoid postage, please contact me directly. 

Please choose your preferred calendar below which will take you to the full details and order page and then click on any one image to add the calendar to your basket:

Southend on Sea Calendar 2022Southend on Sea Calendar 2022Southend on Sea Calendar 2022 Leigh on Sea Calendar 2022Leigh on Sea Calendar 2022Leigh on Sea Calendar 2022  

 

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Autumn Sunsets are back! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2021/10/autumn-sunsets-are-back It was so good to get back out on the Thames Estuary at Thorpe Bay now the evenings are drawing in, we have some decent cloud/sun and the sun is once again setting over the water.  This boat (called the "Best Mate") took my eye as it was facing nicely towards the sun setting behind the clouds.  The wind was blowing quite hard towards me and that made this a great case for a long exposure photograph, which means I left he camera shutter open for a long time (30 seconds in this case) to capture the amazing movement in the clouds and the shallow water at my feet.  I'm happy with the result! 

If you'd like to have this hanging on your wall in a wide variety of materials (framed prints, acrylic, aluminium, canvas wrap, etc) just get in touch for a no obligation chat about options and prices - thank you!  

Autumn sunset Thorpe Bay ("Best Mate")Autumn sunset Thorpe Bay ("Best Mate")An Autumn sunset at Thorpe Bay on the Thames Estuary. The boat is called "Best Mate".

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Let the chain lead the way! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2021/5/the-chain-leads-the-way I went down for the sunset the other night and found this rather interesting chain mooring on the Chadway boat.  One way of constructing an interesting photograph is to incorporate "leading lines" and the chain fitted the bill perfectly, leading the eye in a lovely swooping wave all the way up to the boat itself! 

So I got the tripod down low and made a feature of the chain.  I hope you like it!

Thorpe Bay sunset (Chadway, chain mooring)Thorpe Bay sunset (Chadway, chain mooring)Sunset on the Thames Estuary at Thorpe Bay, Southend on Sea, Essex, UK.

 

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Thorpe Bay sunset https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2021/4/thorpe-bay-sunset Well I got out last night for the sunset and it did not disappoint! Down at Thorpe Bay on the Thames Estuary.  Stunning clouds and a rather pretty boat on its side came together beautifully.  We really are lucky to live by the sea!  For the technically minded, this was taken on a tripod with a professional DSLR camera with a wide angle lens at 20mm with a filter used to balance the sky tones with the land. By balancing the shutter speed, aperture and ISO I was able to get this 1/2 second duration photograph which caught the drama nicely.  And I found just enough water to get a reflection, which I love! I hope you like it too.  

Thorpe Bay sunset (Morbank)Thorpe Bay sunset (Morbank)A dramatic sunset at Thorpe Bay, Southend on Sea, Essex on the Thames Estuary

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Old Leigh at sunset https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/5/old-leigh-at-sunset Well we finally got some nice sunshine with clouds which makes for great photographs, so I went down to Old Leigh to catch some sunset pictures.  It's amazing how many people are about!  I couldn't decide whether I preferred these in colour or black and white, so I did both!  They are on the main website too - I hope you like them.  

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I love the beach! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/5/i-love-the-beach Well it's starting to feel like summer is here!  I had a lovely walk along Shoebury Common beach a few days ago.  The sun was setting and the light was just beautiful.  This shot makes me very chilled out!

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[email protected] (Dave Amber Photography) beach essex landscape photography local sailing boat shoebury sunset wall art https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/5/i-love-the-beach Fri, 18 May 2018 15:40:48 GMT
Britain meets America in Old Leigh! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/5/Britain-meets-america-in-old-leigh I was out in Old Leigh when I came across this great combination - a classic British red telephone box and a classic American red pick-up truck, so I couldn't resist a bit of colour pop!

Britain meet America in Old Leigh!

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[email protected] (Dave Amber Photography) essex leigh on sea old leigh pick-up truck red telephone box wall art https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/5/Britain-meets-america-in-old-leigh Sat, 12 May 2018 16:27:30 GMT
Crazy Cockapoo! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/4/crazy-cockapoo A lovely afternoon photographing this beautiful Cockapoo in Chalkwell Park.  The shoot was cut a bit short when he jumped into the muddy pond - that's dogs for you!  I still managed to get some nice shots.

Here's before:

CockapooCockapoo ......and here's after!

CockapooMuddy!

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Church Hill steps Leigh On Sea at sunset https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/4/church-hill-steps-leigh-on-sea-at-sunset Well I went out on a new project yesterday as I've been asked to get some nice pictures of the Church Hill steps in Leigh On Sea.  

It's a very picturesque path that connects St Clements Church/Leigh Broadway (West) to Leigh Hill (and Old Leigh), so very useful for the locals! That was part of the challenge as there were people constantly up and down the hill at the end of the glorious hottest day of the year so far.  I thought it would look great with the street lamps on as the sun was setting, so I got the camera and tripod ready and waited until all the lamps were on.  I also got bitten to death by gnats in the process!  

Anyway, after several attempts, I got some great shots - here is a taster and there are more on the website - enjoy!

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Shoebury East Beach at sunset! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/4/shoebury-east-beach-at-sunset OK, so I went back to Shoebury East Beach on Saturday evening when the tide was high and the sun was setting and I caught this lovely scene - I hope you enjoy it!  Please get in touch if you want some of this tranquillity in your home or office.  

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[email protected] (Dave Amber Photography) beach essex landscape photography local shoebury east beach wall art https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/4/shoebury-east-beach-at-sunset Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Shoebury East Beach https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/4/shoebury-east-beach I had a trip down to Shoebury East Beach this morning.  It holds great memories for me as I used to windsurf there a lot in my twenties and spent many hours avoiding the massive boom that runs out to sea and separates the public and M.O.D. land!  Although the tide was out, the boom was looking good. 

Shoebury East BeachShoebury East Beach

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[email protected] (Dave Amber Photography) beach essex landscape photography local shoebury east beach wall art https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/4/shoebury-east-beach Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:30:00 GMT
Chalkwell bridge! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/4/chalkwell-bridge Somebody recently suggested that they would like to see photographs of the spiral bridge at Chalkwell that crosses the C2C railway line and leads onto the coastal path between Old Leigh and Chalkwell.  It was a great idea!   Please get in touch if you have any more suggestions of great places in our area that you'd like to see more of.  

The bridge is an interesting piece of architecture and is used every day by walkers and joggers and seen by thousands of commuters on the railway.  There is a small collection of pictures on the website and here is a taster - I hope you like it!   The Gypsy BridgeThe Gypsy BridgeThe Gypsy Bridge at Chalkwell, Leigh on Sea, Essex

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[email protected] (Dave Amber Photography) bridge chalkwell essex essex photography landscape photography https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/4/chalkwell-bridge Tue, 03 Apr 2018 19:20:55 GMT
Southend Pier at night! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/3/southend-pier-at-night Hello everyone, this is my first blog, so please be kind!
Following the recent launch of Dave Amber Photography after long preparations, I'm continuing to build the website with my favourite images.  

This one of Southend Pier is very recent, taken last weekend with a perfect combination of high tide as the sun set, giving me this amazing long exposure shot of the pier lights reflecting in the very calm sea and the boat moored to the right adds a lovely balance to the scene.  I love it and I hope you do too!

As with all my work, this is available to purchase and would look awesome in a high resolution large format (e.g. acrylic). Please contact me if you are interested!

Southend Pier at Night (16x9)Southend Pier at Night (16x9)

 

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[email protected] (Dave Amber Photography) beach essex landscape photography local long exposure pier southend on sea southend pier ss1 2el sunset western esplanade https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/3/southend-pier-at-night Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:36:50 GMT