Early Morning Brighton

Quite a different set of photos for a change. I took these early on Thursday morning in central Brighton, when everything was quiet. It was cool, but sunny and the nearest I’ll get to being a street photographer.

The Lanes, Brighton

The Lanes, Brighton, early in the morning

Pump House (pub)

The Pump House, in The Lanes, Brighton

King of Rock (shop)

Woman with coffee walking past the Famous King of Rock shop on Brighton seafront.

All of these were taken with my 50mm lens, which I am growing to like (not least because it is so much lighter than everything else I use).

That was the morning… here are a couple of fox photos from the night (both have now featured on the Fox of the Day page). He’s getting more comfortable with me, but I would love to be able to photograph the vixen (who appears on the trail camera) and the cubs (who so far haven’t).

Male fox with nicked ear relaxing at the rear of the garden

Male fox gathering food in garden for nearby cubs

Camera note: all street photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens. The fox photographed with the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens.


  1. derwandersmann April 13, 2017 at 4:33 am #

    Wonderful street shots, Paul … It’s nice to rediscover the old “normal” lens, isn’t it? We pay so much in size and weight for our modern zooms, but the handiness of the old single focal length lenses is a real selling point.

    The foxes ate outstanding, I think.

  2. Darko April 14, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

    A daughter of one of my friends from Austria was in Brighton last summer. She posted a video of city itself and a marina and I was delighted to recognize some places from your photos 🙂
    What caught my eye is that woman with a coffee. In general, this is what you would usually see over here in Canada (I believe it is the same in USA) – people would rarely sit in a café and sip a coffee but rather have it in a paper cup and walk around (it drives me nuts when I see them mountain hiking with a coffee cup in their hands). In Serbia – and in most of the Europe, I think – people know how to enjoy coffee more. In Serbia it was a time to have a break from daily routine, a time to be with friends or just enjoy a quiet moment. There was a company in Belgrade who tried to introduce “coffee to go” but it didn’t work. It is a mind set that lasts since Turks brought coffee few hundred years ago. Even now, when I buy a coffee in Starbucks, I usually sit there as well, never walk around with it.
    As for the 50mm lens, I have one but rarely use it. Maybe I should try it more 🙂

    p.s. I wonder what a dirty dip burger tastes like 😀