Friday, May 28, 2010

HB 001

Huntington Beach Pier
PLEASE enlarge this one

31 comments:

Joe Cap said...

Ah, in my youth I spent countless hours at the good ol HB pier.
I miss it so much...

Jimmy said...

A view a lot of people never see, Nice shot Pat I still like the B&W Pictures.

Vencora said...

now there's a picture i was i'd taken ^_^

Marlene said...

Wow - love this. Makes me feel like I'm right there (even though I've never been there). Does that make sense?

The Retired One said...

Diggin' this one...a LOT. Wonder how far the tide comes in? Wow, that is one lonnnnng pier...so great in black and white. This one would be great enlarged and framed too!

Athina Loveland Photography said...

Great shot!! :)

RA said...

Beautiful! This is just the kind of an image I have been looking for to use on my desktop. May I, Please?

Megan said...

I like Newport Beach best but the HB pier is a keeper!

faye said...

Great capture... you just need
to add an empty chair..:-)))
you know I'm kidding.. it doesn't
need anything. love it !!

Ms. Anthropy said...

I ALWAYS enjoy your perspective behind the camera and adore the black and white!

Biana said...

Beautiful perspective in this photo, Pat. Nice job!

John McElveen said...

Brings back a lot of Memories. Indian Rocks Beach, Fl. "The Worlds Longest Fishing Pier". Was it's claim. No idea if it was true- but I dove off it, and lost a tooth and almost broke my neck!

Destroyed by a Hurricane in the 70's maybe-early 80's--never rebuilt! Sad.

John

Talei said...

Hi Pat!! Happy Friday! And great photo! I love B&W pics. ;) I have a special award for you at my blog, come and collect when you have a few mins!! :)

Copyboy said...

Truly a road to nowhere! Quick, find a Talking Head!!!

Cheeseboy said...

very cool

Pat Tillett said...

RA - go right ahead...
just don't sell it...lol

Bossy Betty said...

Well, it's not a big pile of scissors, but it'll do.

I LOVE this image! I think I would have gone a little crazy once I had taken it. Did you dance on the beach?

DrSoosie said...

hi Pat...I just love this picture. In some strange way it reminds me of standing outside the Vatican and St. Peters where all the pillars line up and if you stand just the right way it looks like one pillar. I wonder if at the right angle you could do this with these posts. awesome shot my gifted new friend!

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a great shot, I hope everyone enlarges the photo to get the full effect.

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

That place is going to be packed this weekend!

Powdered Toast Man said...

I love black and white pictures. I hope that's black and white and I'm not going color blind.

Ashley King said...

i'm surprised you didn't feel sick taking this.... it kind of looks like a hallway....

Ashley King said...

love this one!!!!

and ABAO, yes, yes it will be packed!!! glad pat has a pool and bbq. that's where we'll be!!! =)

Pat Tillett said...

Joe - Me too! The beach side of PCH is pretty much the same, the other side is totally different now. It's not the quite the sleepy old southern california beach town of our youth, but the beach and pier are still awesome...

Jimmy - Thanks, me too.

Vencora - Maybe you did. I might have stolen it from your blog. LOL!

Marlene - It does in fact make sense. Surf City USA...

Joan - Thanks! It is a big one, with a ruby's diner on the end.

Athina - Thanks!

Megan - We are lucky to have a bunch of them up and down the socal coastline.

Faye - That's funny! Or a solitary fishing pole sticking in the sand. Oh yeah, that's been done...(by you!)

Ms. A - Thanks! Although the color of the water was very nice, this one had to be B and W. I agree...

Biana - Thanks! I appreciate it

John - Not a good idea to jump off a pier... It could have been work, you could have landed in a boat!

Talei - Same to you and Thanks!

Jesee - This spot is famous for surfers "shooting the pier." Going under it to the other side. Lot's get hurt doing it.

Cheeseboy - thanks!

Betty - LOL, It finally hit me IKEA! I was in fact overjoyed! As you can tell by the shadows, it was fairly early morning

SQ - I agree, it's much better...

ABAO - Totally packed. I'm not going anywhere near it.

PTM - I agree...maybe I like black and white so much, because I do have a lot of problems seeing colors as they really are

Ashley - You'll be where? LOL!
The "hallwayishness" of the shot didn't actually bother me until I saw the image later...

Virginia said...

A very fine monochrome image. I"m here from , I hesitate to say, the Dena clan of bloggers. That might throw me in with a rather nefarious gang by association. Oh well, truth be known, I fit right in.
I like your photos!

V

Pat Tillett said...

Virgina - I'm not sure what the "Dena clan of bloggers" is, but I'm gonna find out!
thanks!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

hello!!wonderful composition!!

Anthony J Langford said...

Way cool
used in a few movies no?

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

That's just a great pic!
Darryl and Ruth :)

Nariane said...

Beautiful!!

California Girl said...

Love it! I'm homesick.