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Day #658

Day #658 Title: Sunset Over The Irish Sea
Location: Blackpool
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: This morning dawned rather cloudy, and once we had checked out of our hotel, Alistair and I decided to go for a ride on the trams – after all, you can’t come to Blackpool without having a go. We spent most of the day roaming about and got as far as Cleveley, then walked some of the way back into the centre of Blackpool finding some more geocaches. On the way, the weather perked up and blue skies returned. Then we had a bite to eat and realised it was about time for sunset. It was pretty spectacular again – worth waiting around for – despite that meaning I didn’t catch a train until nearly 7pm and got home just before midnight.
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Day #657

Day #657 Title: King Of The Castle
Location: Blackpool
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: After an excellent party on Saturday night at BarCamp Blackpool, our original plan was to go on the rollercoasters at the Pleasure Beach today. But nobody was feeling very lively! Instead, Alistair and I decided to hire a couple of bikes and take a ride to find some geocaches. Just as we started pedalling, it started raining. We did over 10 miles in the end, and enjoyed ourselves despite getting wet. This is a view near St Anne’s where Alistair decided to pose with our trusty yellow steeds.
One Year Ago: Day #292

Day #656

Day #656 Title: Pleasure Beach
Location: Blackpool
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: Alistair and I were helping out at BarCamp Blackpool today, which was being held in a conference suite of the Pleasure Beach. It was in a wonderful Art Deco building, and our lunch time view was from the balcony overlooking the huge rollercoaster. This was taken later in the evening, when some wonderful light was to be seen coming off the Irish Sea.
One Year Ago: Day #291

Day #655

Day #655 Title: Ghost Train
Location: Blackpool
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I travelled up to Blackpool this afternoon in readiness for BarCamp Blackpool over the weekend. I met up with Alistair and we enjoyed a great photowalk along the prom – there was some lovely weather and once the illuminations had come on, we also got some fab images from the lights and pier. This is one of the lit trams which plies its way up and down the sea front. I haven’t added any post-production, this was done entirely in-camera.
One Year Ago: Day #290