Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Fractals & Fibonacci, Old Sanatorium and Angry Channel

"Wooden Frost" :- This image was captured nearly a year ago (where's that year go?) back in May 2012. I often find myself looking in all directions when I am out with the camera for fear of missing something. One direction that many forget to look in is "up". Tilting your head skywards makes you see things that everyone else misses. Quite often the historical value of buildings and architecture becomes more apparent when you look up as the integrity of the structure is still intact higher up whereas things get altered a lot at ground level. Anyway, on this particular day I happened to look up at the trees and suddenly noticed a pattern that I had seen many times before. The way the branches and twigs were fanning out in a fern like manner made me see that nature repeats things all the time and I'd see this fern like pattern evolving before my eyes before when watching ice forming on a window pane. Even looking at the image now I can see a very strong correlation between the growth of trees and the spread of frost and ice. Fractals and Fibonacci in everything.

"French Convalescence Home" :- This is (or rather was as it's now a residential development called The French Apartments) the French Convalescent Home in the city of Brighton, England. It was a seafront sanatorium and rest home built in Brighton on behalf of the French government. Baron de Courcel (the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom) laid the first stone for the building on 5th October 1895, it was opened in 1896 and finally finished a couple of years later in 1898. You can read more about it's history and architecture here :- French Convalescence Home

"Breaking Waves" :- Here's an image I captured from the Eastern arm of Brighton Marina. It was actually a relatively mild and sunny day but the English Channel had other ideas and was putting on a show of power by hammering the beach and coastline. If you follow the chalk cliffs down towards the center of the image, just before the dip you can make out a small black structure sticking up. That's "Beacon Mill" (also known as the Rottingdean Windmill) and the very same windmill that you see feature in many of my images.

All Photography © Justin Hill