Brighton, West Pier remains

The West Pier, Brighton. Was designed by Eugenius Birch and opened in 1866. It was the first pier to be Grade I listed in Britain but has become increasingly derelict since its closure in 1975. Here it is today, a sad and sorry site for sore eye’s. The i360 has been built where the pier entrance used to be.

Fishing and Silhouettes

A chance observation of fishermen off the harbour arm at Shoreham from the beach at Kingston Buci. I was intrigued by the juxtaposition of key elements to these shots and the silhouettes of the turbines, harbour arm and fishermen. The use of a 600mm zoom telephoto lens has foreshortened the depth of field in order to make the key elements appear closer to each other. The turbines are around 8 miles out at sea and the harbour arm is around 1/2 mile from the camera.

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Detail of fishermen and turbines from across the harbour entrance
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Fishing off the harbour arm
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From Kingston Buci Beach

It’s that time of Year again!

Bah-humbug, a descriptive term that has become more prevalent in describing someone who just doesn’t like Christmas. It’s not that one dislikes it really or is tight, ie. not spendthrift but I think a term to describe someone who’s just got bored with the commercial, shove it in your face mentality of the retail traders. Advertising and store promotions seem to begin earlier every year. Starting late September or early October is not unusual and by the time December arrives, well some of us are just fed up with it.

In my opinion, a good walk in the country air re-stimulates the brain and helps to put things into perspective. It definitely brings me back to earth with a bump following the media bombardment. Here are a couple of images taken just before and on Christmas day.

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Dog having a wail of a time in Portsmouth last week
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Peaceful scene on the downs at Clapham – Christmas morning.
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