Sunday, 19 October 2014

Scaffolding, Far From Here and St Wulfran's in Sunshine

"Scaffolding" :- A fire exit / side door to a building is almost indistiguishable as it lurks in the shadows and is covered in graffiti. It's quite odd when I look back through images saved on file, I'm amazed sometimes as to why I took the shot or what it was that caught my eye at the time. At first glance there's nothing going on in this image at all but the more you look at it the more visual it becomes. The shadow pushes the painted boards forward on the left. The scaffoldng throws interesting angles. There's a cold blue hue that's central to the image but it's flanked by hot reds either side etc. This was shot in Oxford Place that runs between London Road and Ditchling road in Brighton, England.

"Far From Here" :- Heavy clouds combine with sundown to create this dramatic beach scene at Ovingdean Gap near Brighton on the south coast of England. This is my hideaway and retreat. It's three miles to the east of the famous City by the sea and it's more peaceful and natural here. No piers or loud rides, just the sound of the waves and the cry of gulls.

"St Wulfran's in Sunshine" :- This is the church in the village where I live. It dates from within the 11th century and is one of the oldest buildings in Brighton and Hove. Needless to say it's a Grade I listed building as it's mentioned in the Domesday Book as a ecclesiola ("little church"). Incredibly the nave and chancel are the original and date from within the 20 year period between the Norman invasion & battle of Hastings in 1066 and the writing / compiling of the Domesday Book in 1086. The tower was added (approx) a 150 years later and houses a bell that dates from around 1430. They estimate that the Yew tree may well be up to 1,000 years old. The graveyard itself is the final resting place of William Willett 1856 – 1915 (inventor of Daylight saving time), Magnus Volk 1851–1937 (British electrical engineer and famous for having built Brighton's Volk's Electric Railway, the world's oldest electric railway) and also Helena Normanton 1882 – 1957 (the first woman to practise as a barrister in the United Kingdom).

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