Thursday, 27 June 2013

Into The Blue, Michelham Priory Gatehouse and Shadow Step

"Into The Blue" :- I find it often pays to break from the subject that's got your attention and to spin around 180° to see what you're missing behind you. This image was captured on the beach at Ovingdean Gap on the southern coast of England. I'd gone there to shoot the sunset and after grabbing a few shots turned to find the dying sun had painted everything in a turquoise hue. It was extremely peaceful and very beautiful.

"Michelham Priory Gatehouse" :- Michelham Priory is a former Augustine Priory near Upper Dicker in East Sussex, England. The Priory was founded at Michelham in 1229 and then dissolved in the 1537 dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII. Some of the buildings were demolished (as was the Church) between 1599 and 1601. It has changed hands several times over the centuries and was during the winter of 1941-42 used as a base for Canadian troops. It has been looked after in trust by the Sussex Archaeological Society since 1959.

"Shadow Step" :- Hove train station was opened in 1865 and in order to get to one platform or another you have to cross the lines via the long footbridge (which is also a public right of way) which links the residential roads of Goldstone Villas and Hove Park Villas. Both Hove Railway Station and the footbridge are grade II listed buildings in Brighton and Hove, England. This shot was captured early evening on the northern (Hove Park Villas) side of the footbridge.

All Photography © Justin Hill