Whitehaven Piers


Spent an afternoon on these piers which have taken the brunt of the stormy weather we’ve been having. Part of west pier is now in danger of collapse after great chunks of stone were ripped out by enormous waves.

Whitehaven is a Georgian town which in days gone by supported the shipping and mining industries. Nowadays tourism plays an important role in helping to boost the town’s economy.

Hasselblad 500C, Distagon 4/50, 10 stop ND filter. From top to bottom: 4 minute, 4 minute, 40 second and 2 minute exposures. Colour negative film converted to b&w and processed in Adobe Lightroom.



© Simon Howlett 2014. All rights reserved

25 thoughts on “Whitehaven Piers

    • Thanks Thodoris. Recently started experimenting with long exposures using the Hasselblad. Had to modify a filter holder adaptor ring so that it would screw into the older Distagon lens I have.

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