A walk on the pier

Walk on the Pier Canon AE-1 Program 50mm Ilford FP4 125

I have two very similar shots of this scene, this one was taken on the Canon AE-1 Program with a 50mm lens and Ilford FP4 125 film, the other was a much wider crop on my Nikon FM of 28mm. I much prefer this one. There’s a lot going on here, which is good to see considering how dilapidated and abandoned most piers are, the mother and her two kids, the girls sat down on the bench in the middle, the man to the left walking at quite a speed I would guess from the length of his strides, the elderly couple in the background on the left and the fishermen to the right in the background also. I really like the shadows that are being cast across the board-walk itself, both from the railings and the people, from the length of them you can tell this was late afternoon.


  1. I feel like a 50mm and 28mm are completely different when it comes to shooting the same things. Feels a bit weird (and I’m still exploring the feel of m 28mm lens), but, I suppose, I use them for different things. This is a great shot, though. 🙂


    1. Thank you 🙂 And I agree it is totally different, it’s amazing what a tighter or wider crop can do to the same scene, I may post the 28mm shot at some point so people can see the difference in the whole feel of the same basic image.

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