Crazy Dancing

Hello people!

As you will all probably know, I’ve recently posted some shots from my recent trip to Blackpool, with the photos being taken from the top of Blackpool Tower. Although Blackpool tower is probably one of the UK’s more iconic buildings with the majority of the population having at least some vague notion of what the tower look likes, at the same time I’m pretty confident that the majority of the population have absolutely no idea as to what the tower looks like on the inside.

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Blackpool and the weather is bad (which it is on most occasions) then make an effort to go inside the tower as it’s a right laugh. Aside from being a fantastic example of Victorian design, both internally and externally, the tower has quite a wide array of attractions, ranging from the extremely tacky to the extravagant, the tower has it all, including at least a dozen bars which helps add to the experience.

However, my favourite attraction is the Tower Ballroom located at the heart of the tower. I don’t know whether it’s the fact that everytime I visit the tower I have a killer hangover, but the ballroom is a really surreal experience. As the image below shows the ballroom is a very beautiful example of Victorian design, with some aspects of the room being visually stunning. The best bit of the ballroom has to be the dancing, with people of all ages gliding around the massive dance floor to the sound of organ music. It really is a sight to behold, and a great place to sit and nurse a hangover with a cold beer, and if your really lucky you may see a pair of couples collide!

Due to the crazy tonal range within the ballroom I merged about 9 exposures together for this shot, this wasn’t easy either due to the sprung floor, which made keeping the camera steady a nightmare! I then worked the contrast quite a bit in Photoshop to bring out the detail.

Anyway, I hope you like it!

Crazy Dancing


~ by imagespike on November 26, 2007.

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