Thursday, 16 August 2012

Sea, Statues & Open Space

Here's my first image for today entitled "Prepare to Launch".This is not an image you want to be looking at if you suffer from Acrophobia (fear of heights) and / or vertigo. These are very steep steps and they drop down to the left (out of view) and actually end on a very large promenade at the bottom of the cliff face. The way I shot this though does make you feel like it's the aquatic version of a ski jump. The steps can be found in the beautifully named Peacehaven on the south coast of England.

Here's my second image for today "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner". This is the new Steve Ovett statue on Brighton seafront (England). Mr Ovett used to be a resident of Brighton (he was recently made a freeman of the city) and his gold medal in the 800 metres at the 1980 Moscow Games has been rated one of the most iconic moments in the history of the Olympics. At one point Steve Ovett was also a world record-holder for the 1,500 metres and the mile. The statue is exactly 800 metres from the Brighton Pier.

Final image for today is "Universal Garden". I think if mankind had it's way all traces of greenery would have been eradicated by now to make way for more concrete. It's all about money and real estate. For me it's all about wide open spaces , fresh air and scenery. Finding yourself on the 28th floor of some office block with the air conditioning unit on full blast and a few plants dotted about doesn't really compete with the real thing. I thank those that work endlessly and tirelessly towards conservation for without them we'd be in a very grey world.

All Photography © Justin Hill