Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Arteries & Veins, Bike & Concorde and Falling Away

"Arteries & Veins": - It wasn't until I began processing this image that I realised just how much like our own bodily system this tree looked. The smaller thinner sections of the ivy growth resembling veins and the thicker stronger ones looking very much like arteries. This was shot near the Lawn Memorial Cemetery on Warren Road, Woodingdean, Brighton.

"Bike & Concorde" :- I had to wait a while to get a shot of the Concorde 2 building and Madeira Lift without traffic or people in the way but it was worth it. The entire complex (including lift) was built in 1890 and links Marine Parade with Madeira Drive. The lift now has an electric mechanism operating it (yes, it still works) but it was originally operated by a hydraulic pump. The ornate looking building below was used as a shelter to protect those using it from rough weather. The "Concorde 2" (as it's now known) is a small concert venue that has played hosts to many very big names and bands including he Foo Fighters and Steve Vai.

"Falling Away" :- This is a section of the beach at Peacehaven on the south coast of England. Due to the constant battering of the sea certain sections of the sea wall and sea defense have crumbled away. I like he bleakness of this shot with very little colour other than subtle browns mixing with the white of the chalk.

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