The Pier

Emile Abbott Student 10/23/2012 12:18:18 PM

Coastal piers such as this are always targets of the wrath of nature from the sea but somehow we always rebuild them again and again. Love your angle and perspective to include the textures of the beach, the wave action of the sea and that amazing sky. This is the total package Dave. Well done my friend. (ps I did not know we had green coffee beans for weight loss. Don't believe it.) Rock on. #1494050

Monnie Ryan 10/23/2012 12:22:08 PM

Looks great now, especially from this perspective! Well done! #10381058

John Connolly 10/23/2012 1:46:19 PM

A wonderful story telling old structure David! A wonderful time of day for this excellent capture, and thanks for the history! #10381159

Bobby Ray Goodman 10/23/2012 2:14:49 PM

Hi David,Nice info and a beautiful capture my friend.I'll be up in New England next month!!! #10381196

Anthony G. Comella 10/23/2012 3:30:16 PM

Terrific viewing and a wonderful history! Spot on!! #10381261

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 10/23/2012 4:28:25 PM

Wonderful perspective and details David!,
Amalia #10381338

Claudia Kuhn 10/23/2012 5:21:04 PM

That pier sure has had a lot of history David, thanks for sharing that and your beautiful image of it. #10381431

Patrick Rouzes 10/23/2012 5:46:46 PM

Superb clarity, lighting, perspective, mood & scene! Exceptional job! Liked the info too,Dave.
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Katherine Kuhn 10/23/2012 5:54:29 PM

Beautiful light, detail & composition on this historic pier, David! #10381493

Tammy M. Anderson 10/23/2012 5:54:39 PM

Excellent pov , colors and capture, David. Love this! #10381494

Michelle Alton 10/23/2012 7:32:48 PM

A glorious capture that proves that "You CAN go back!" Also loved reading the description of its history and your memories. #10381593

Stan Kwasniowski 10/23/2012 11:19:21 PM

David, gorgeous #10381695

Stefania Barbier 10/24/2012 1:51:43 AM

Love it! #10381763

Doug Pignet 10/24/2012 3:26:34 AM

lovely capture w/beautiful colors #10381821

Ken Smith 10/24/2012 4:00:03 AM

I like the lightning in this, Dave. Nicely done...excellent comp! #10381881

Tiia Vissak 10/24/2012 8:06:31 AM

a cool view! #10382215

Mike Clime 10/24/2012 11:45:08 AM

Wow, what a neat old pier and wonderful info about it too, David! #10382366

David Phalen 10/24/2012 5:34:44 PM

Thank you all VERY much!! #10382710

Marilyn K. Lincecum 10/24/2012 11:42:00 PM

Beautifully seen and captured...wonderful light, tones and detail. Love the pier and hope to see this one again. #10383023

Joy Rector 10/25/2012 5:29:47 AM

beautiful shot, and love the history #10383382

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/25/2012 7:48:23 AM

What a wonderful find Dave, love tghe diagonal lindes and also the history! Hope all is well with you!

jo ann c. #10383601

Stan Kwasniowski 11/29/2012 7:54:58 PM

David, congratulations #10438925

Stefania Barbier 11/29/2012 10:31:10 PM

congratulations for your beautiful finalist! #10439538

Tammy M. Anderson 11/30/2012 12:39:51 AM

Excellent finalist. Congrats, David. Hope to see gold on this. #10439717

Bobby Ray Goodman 11/30/2012 4:04:09 AM

Hi David,Big Congratulations my friend on this beautiful finalist!!!! #10440129

Gary Lange 11/30/2012 6:38:17 AM

Congrats Dave!!! #10440773

Ellen Hodges 11/30/2012 8:45:02 AM

Huge congrats and very best luck. On this awesome finalist!!, #10441360

Emile Abbott 11/30/2012 8:50:31 AM

Congratulations on well deserved finalist, David #10441393

Katherine Kuhn 11/30/2012 9:25:40 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, David! #10441587

Nancy L. Green 11/30/2012 11:02:01 AM

CONGRATULATIONS David on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10441984

Mary Beth Aiello 11/30/2012 11:02:21 AM

Love everything about this Dave, especially the history. Huge congrats on this gorgeous finalist. #10441985

John Connolly 11/30/2012 11:31:29 AM

Congratulations on your finalist David! Nice work!! #10442114

Mitch Spence 11/30/2012 12:23:38 PM

Such an excellent scene, Dave. Congratulations on your finalist. #10442245

Marijana Fajgl 11/30/2012 1:12:05 PM

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, David! #10442365

Guy D. Biechele 11/30/2012 2:35:17 PM

Awesome textures, lines, and tones. Very visually appealing. Congrats, David! #10442680

Michele Peterson 11/30/2012 4:50:43 PM

A very interesting place! Love the clarity throughout the photo. Congratulations on the finalist! #10443250

David Phalen 12/1/2012 9:10:12 AM

Thank you all very much!! #10444895

Tammy Espino 12/1/2012 5:47:43 PM

I missed one! A late congrats!! :) Better late than never! #10445671

Lorna Shutter 12/1/2012 7:08:25 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2 FABULOUS FINALISTS this month, King Davey Pooh!!!!! WTG, my friend!!! :)
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Marilyn K. Lincecum 12/1/2012 9:19:51 PM

WTG David..Huge congratulations on a fantastic finalist !! #10445903

Carol Eade 12/2/2012 5:42:08 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #10447499

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/3/2012 8:45:31 AM

Wooo hoooo! Congrats Dave! What a well deserved month for you!!

jo ann c. #10448560

Merna L. Nobile 12/4/2012 11:57:01 AM


To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.
CONGRATULATIONS! Merna
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Jill Odice 12/4/2012 9:20:22 PM

Congrats on your finalist David! This looks like a great place full of nice memories! Somehow I didn't think it was in Columbus :-) #10451373

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Description

The Pier at Old Orchard Beach, Maine was first opened to the public on July 2, 1898. The 1825 foot structure was built with three pavilions at a cost of $38,000.

In November 1898 the pier and casino were partially destroyed by a storm . The casino was rebuilt in 1899. In August 1907 the entrance was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1908 only to have one of the pavilions swept away by a storm in March, 1909 leading to the casino shortened by a 1,000 feet.

Over the years storms continued to destroy parts of the pier causing the casino to be razed in 1970. A blizzard in 1978 destroyed the remainder of the pier.

The pier as it is now was re-opened in 1980.

As a child my family vacationed in the Wells, Maine area and we went up to Old Orchard Beach to play Skeeball and some of the Palace Playland games. I was never allowed to go to the pier. Much too adult for a pre-teen. My memory of Old Orchard Beach was that it was pretty seedy. Still is, but there are a few glimmers

Exif: F Number: 20, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 43.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 10/23/2012 9:31:36 AM

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