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photoblog image Derelict Gas corporation jetty, Southend
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Derelict Gas corporation jetty, Southend

Now demolished and removed, a local businessman had wanted to build a hotel on it.

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The light on the water is great, John. I remember this jetty being operational. For some reason small boats were occasionally dropped from it by a crane, presumably to test their ruggedness.
John Prior: Thanks Graeme, I enjoyed my afternoon at Southend, I was tempted to try and get on to the jetty, but the security fence forbade, but I did get a good shot underneath it also.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 6 Apr 2011, 01:38
That doesn't look at all safe. Amazing tones in the reflection. Seems as if it's reflecting the decay.
John Prior: Thanks Sherri, I was lucky with the evening light.
Oh my, this one screams HDR, Beautiful spot for photographing
John Prior: Thanks Marion, this sort of subject always has potential.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Apr 2011, 08:16
Given a good sky and water reflections, as here, it has a certain grandeur John
John Prior: Thanks Chris, good evening light helped here.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 6 Apr 2011, 09:50
You have shown how grot can be presented beautifully john.
John Prior: Thanks Chad, grot often has a lot going for it.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Apr 2011, 12:32
John Prior: Cheers Vintage smile
Fine image to capture John ... I would have investigated a b/w version
John Prior: Thanks Richard, I have smile
A very fine image John with beautiful reflections in water and lovely tones.
John Prior: Thank you Laurette.
How on earth this is still being left rather than dismantled I don't know but it is a good subject for your camera John.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, it has gone now!
I'm glad you have recorded it John, a wonderfully ugly structure bathed in glorious light
John Prior: Thanks Bill, ugly but interesting, I suppose more industrial heritage gone forever.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 6 Apr 2011, 22:08
fine perspective, colors, and light.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Apr 2011, 05:50
Very Neat composure. Very nice HDR
Great perspective with a fantastic sky! Nice angle to catch it!
Have a nice day.
Now I do like the light on this John, and the subject is one of my favourites.
  • Pixeluz
  • Brazil
  • 12 Apr 2011, 21:17
A place that recalls old times, lost times. And architecture of lost memories, lost mythologies. A place to contemplate as well as this photo.

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