Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Underworked, Wild Grass and False Tropics

"Life Guard" :- There are many reasons as to why I stopped to capture this moment. The bright red & yellow of the "Life Guard" screen against the blue of the sea. The iconic Victorian Pier stretching off with the promise of entertainment and thrills at the far end. The biggest thing that caught my attention though was the life guard himself, sitting patiently on the beach and in effect guarding no life at all due to it being devoid of any tourists, holiday makers, day trippers or locals. Captured on Brighton beach (South coast of England) on 7th July 2012 just after 10 am.

"Wuthering Heights" :- Captured down among the wild grasses that are found covering the top of the cliffs at Peacehaven on the south coast of England. Just a few feet to the right of this shot the the land stops, plummeting over the edge of the cliff and down to the beach and sea many meters below.

"Palace Palm" :- The world famous Royal Pavilion can be found in the city of Brighton on the south coast of England. Surrounded by gardens and palm trees with a pseudo Indian exterior and an equally pseudo Chinese interior the Pavilion is not what one would expect to find situated in the UK. This image makes it look more tropical than it normally appears because it was captured during a mini heatwave. Nine times out of ten the pavilion is shrouded in mist or being belted by rain or winds.

All Photography © Justin Hill