Monday, 29 September 2014

The Pevensey Gun, Giant Shadows and Swanbourne Lake

"The Pevensey Gun" :- A serious bit of history sits withing the walls of Pevensey Castle at Pevensey in East Sussex, England. This is the "Pevensey Gun" and it's one of the few surviving cast-iron cannons from the Elizabethan period. The cannon is marked with a Tudor rose and the initials E.R. (Elizabeth Regina) and was installed in the castle for use against the Spanish Armada in 1588.

"Giant Shadows" :- There is beauty in all things if you just take the time to look for it. Brighton marina was buyilt over 8 years between between 1971 and 1979. It now looks very dated and to be honest it is quite an ugly, grey and souless looking place. They have added bits to it ever since, changing things here and there and building other sections and more apartments. They are crrently in the process of building a gargantuan apartment block that will (once finished) comprise of 190 two and three bedroom apartments with stunning seaviews. The section in this image is by the supserstore carpark and is the last section to the West before exiting the Marina and entering Black Rock on Brighton seafront. The light, shadows and lines were what caught my attention and I already knew as I was taking the photograph that I was going to process it as a black and white.

"Swanbourne Lake" :- I can remember standing by this lake as a 5 or 6 year old and feeding the ducks. Swanbourne Lake is part of a huge 1,000 acre park situated at not to far from the medieval castle in the town of Arundel in West Sussex, England. The lake itself is ancient as it's been in existence since pre-doomsday times. To the right of the image you can see some white boats tethered together, during the months of March until October rowing boat hire is available daily on the lake.

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