Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Thin Reptile, Beach Access and an Ornate Hall

"Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla Nasuta)" :- This is a shot that I managed to capture way back in 2006 in the front yard (you can see how close it was to the house) up in the mountains of Omkoi in Northern Thailand. We spotted it purely by accident and one of the first things I did was to go and grab my camera from inside the house and grab a few shots of it. It's a Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla Nasuta) and it's diurnal (awake by day and sleeping at night) and mildly venomous.You can read more information about the species here :- Green Vine Snake

"Beach Slipway" :- Captured down on the beach at Ovingdean Gap on the south coast of England. The slipway gives access to and from the sea and beach for those wishing to launch out towards the horizon. Day wa giving way to night and you can just see the moon (right of center at the top of the image) looking down on us. I love it when I have the beach to myself, I can spend hours just wandering around in silence with the camera.

"Concorde 2 Original Entrance" :- Down along Madeira Drive on the Eastern end of Brighton's famous Victorian seafront there's a music venue called the Concorde 2. This beautiful listed Victorian building was originally a shelter hall which was intended to accommodate visitors during inclement weather. The famous Madeira lift was constructed at the same time and the two were inaugurated on 24 May 1890. When descending in the Madeira lift you exit within this ornate hall. Since then this Victorian building has housed tea rooms, has been a notorious bikers cafe and an amusement arcade. For the last couple of decades it's been Brighton's premier live music venue and has played host to some of the biggest bands on the planet. The White Stripes, PIL, The Scissor Sisters, Marillion and even The Foo Fighters have played within this exquisite hall. You can find out more about the Concorde 2 on their website :- Concorde 2

All Photography © Justin Hill