Amusement Westward Ho! photo

Amusement Westward Ho!

North Devon

I think popular places look pretty cool when they are deserted. I think they suit moody or black & white photos. This is the amusement arcade at the seafront of Westward Ho! I found myself drawn by the missing lettering in the sign which I feel added to the deserted, empty mood.

I have been busy revising lately, learning to refine my web design skills as well as PHP. Sadly this has meant that I haven’t been out with my camera as much as I would have liked. I am looking forward to getting out soon. I went out last week and ended up drifting around Exmoor but couldn’t find much to shoot. I need to find some inspiring spots to visit before I go back. I also want to visit some of the Dartmoor features to expand my photography library and of course for enjoyment!

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  1. Nick Wills says:

    Great shot, I walked through this door less than a week ago, a photo never entered my mind. Its amazing what different eyes see. Loving the new site Dave.

  2. Dave says:

    Thanks Nick I think it’s definitely evolving for the better :)

  3. Navin Harish says:

    You are right the black and white is very appropriate for this shot.
    I guess learning the new skills are also important, hope you will get time to go out and shoot

  4. Dave Dillon says:

    Beautiful! Love how sharp everything is, looks like that place is about to get washed off!

  5. kallopeter says:

    Amazing photo…

  6. Nice photo! I got here through Cool Photo Blog. Worth it!

  7. John says:

    Hi Dave , great shot,love these old buildings looks perfect in b&w.