Monday, 6 July 2015

Reflected Trees, Cadence and Who's There?

Reflected Trees :- This is the side of the Legal & General (a financial services company) building located in The Droveway in Hove, Sussex. The one saving grace of modern architecture is that they all seem to use a lot of glass so when the conditions are right they sort of vanish or blend in for a while. Like all buildings that have sprung up over the last 20 years or there's little pleasing to the eye. It's big , it's square, it does its job.

Cadence :- Low tide and sundown are a majical mix. The pools that are left behind reflect the light and the light that's not caught by the water bounces of the damp edges of everything else. This beach is vastly different from the beach a few miles to the West where you'll find all the tourists, fish and chips and ice cream stalls. This beach is quiet and exposed. A vast chalk bed emerges from beneath the pebbles and genlty slips below the waterline. This beach feels ancient.

Who's There? :- Not a monochrome image at all. It was processed in colour and not black and white. This is what happenes to Brighton when the sea mist rolls in. It sucks the life out of everything and turns the seaside resort into an eerie landscape. The gulls stop flying and traffic noise is subdued and deadened. There's a stillness that befalls all and down on the beach all you can hear is the gentle lapping of water. No waves crashing because the heavy mist has managed to control and quieten them too. The ruins of the West Pier (built in 1866) take on a ghostly form as they fade in and out as the thickness of the mist changes.

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