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Pleasure (?) Beach

A shot taken on Blackpool Pleasure Beach's 'Infusion' ride. To me, it resembles a mass ducking-stool or some nightmare torture device from the Spanish Inquisition: unbelievers hanged by their heads...:-)

But then again...Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! :-)

Pleasure (?) Beach

A shot taken on Blackpool Pleasure Beach's 'Infusion' ride. To me, it resembles a mass ducking-stool or some nightmare torture device from the Spanish Inquisition: unbelievers hanged by their heads...:-)

But then again...Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! :-)

comments (10)

Looks like torture to me but the shot is a pleasure wink
Dave Carrington: Total insanity to even think about these rides: I like to keep my feet on Terra Firma! smile
  • Dudee
  • Purwokerto-Indonesia
  • 3 Aug 2007, 00:29
looks like dramtic here, scream to join that LoL, btw, good captured, well done!
Dave Carrington: Thanks, Dudee!
The graininess makes for a striking contrast. Like to composition too.
Dave Carrington: Hi, Martin. The original shot wasn't too interesting: I used the 'Alien Skin' plug-in to give it some atmosphere.
Looks to me like "One on't cross beams gone owt askew on treadle"

Wonderful composition DC and top marks for getting the link to MP....
Dave Carrington: LOL: 'There's trouble at t'mill...': you obviously know it well! smile
Glad to see Observer readers found 'Life of Brian' the funniest film of all time recently: I agree without a doubt!
I have a book of Alfred Stieglitz photogravures and this image has a similar appearance- texture, tones and design are super. Love it!
Dave Carrington: Praise indeed, Young Sir!
  • Lilith
  • sculpting
  • 3 Aug 2007, 19:23
Ugh, I dont know how they can go on it. Great image though. Brave to stand under them!
Dave Carrington: Hey, Lilith! Where you been, Girl? Get posting, you stayaway type, you!! smile
  • Alistair
  • - back home
  • 4 Aug 2007, 09:45
Hi Dave, this looks familiar, nearly as good as my shot smile

I like your angle certainly adds to the horror of the whole experience. I nearly missed the significance of your quotation, how do you remember them?
Dave Carrington: Gave me the heeby jeebies just watching this ride!smile
As for the quotation, Python was the highlight of the week when I was but a lad & this sketch is classic stuff: halcyon days! smile
Nice capture and traitement !
Dave Carrington: Merci beaucoup, Olivier!
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 6 Aug 2007, 00:13
This ride looks familiar! like the treatment though.
Dave Carrington: Hi, Les. Is this the ride they 'reclaimed' from Southport?
Creative composed with this framing, like it!
Dave Carrington: Glad you like it, Dudes!

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