Friday, 23 October 2015

The White Horse, Phantom Theatre and Sunset Coast

The White Horse :- An evening shot of the famous White Horse Inn, Restaurant and Hotel on Rottingdean seafront. It was built in the 1930's but stands on the site of a much earlier building that looked out to sea in the 1800's. The parking spaces are usually all taken so it was a rare opportunity to get an image of it all lit up without cars getting in the way. Shame about the white van to the right but white vans seem to hold the fabric of Britain together and without them the whole system would collapse!

Phantom Theatre :- This is all that's left of Eugenius Birch's 1866 built West Pier. The strangest thing is that as much loved as the pier was in its heyday and right up until its closure in 1975 it's probably more iconic and famous now than it ever was! There's not a day or night that goes by without several photographers being down on the beach pointing their lenses towards her delicate frame. I have known it my entire life and was fortunate enough to go on her and walk upon the decking as a child. I loved her then and I still love her immensely now. I consider her to be a thing of beauty. This image was shot during one of the incredibly low tides on the 29th September 2015 in Brighton on the South coast of England.

Sunset Coast :- A combination of low tide, stormy skies and sunset helped create this moody and atmospheric image at Ovingdean Gap just a few miles East of Brighton. I loved how the light caught the rock pools but the heavy clouds threw the cliff face into shadow. The seaside city in the distance was beautifully backlit.

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