Four Photos from Rottingdean

It was a unseasonably mild day today, with blue skies and almost no wind at all. Perfect in other words for taking a stroll along the Undercliff walk between Rottingdean and Brighton Marina.

Just four photos from the walk (an easy 2 miles in each direction). The first is the only wildlife shot (am I branching out? Probably not). It’s one of the rock pipits that scoot around the cliff face and occasionally pose for photos. This was taken near the tea rooms on the Undercliff.

Rock pipit at Rottingdean Cliffs, East Sussex

Next up is the Marina itself, effectively the half way point on the walk there and back. I’ve converted it to black and white, but other than that it’s just a typical view.

Brighton Marina

Another animal next, but a domestic one. The dog was enjoying itself chasing a ball, which it would carefully place in a rock pool and then bark until its human waded in to fetch it out again! One of my better ‘running dog’ attempts.

Dog running at Rottingdean

The last shot is a really nice example of graffiti painted on the one of the wooden groynes. It looks fairly new but I liked the balance and simplicity of it.

Graffiti at Rottingdean, East Sussex

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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  1. derwandersmann December 28, 2016 at 4:27 am #

    Most remarkable graffiti, Paul!
    And I loved the description of the dog’s behavior.

    • Words January 12, 2017 at 11:11 pm #

      Charles, thanks!

  2. Darko December 28, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    Haha, the eternal story about dogs and water. We are in Oregon at the moment, in a small village on the Pacific shore, many dogs and their owners enjoying the high waves and sand. One dog particularly caught my attention, it ran straight into the ocean and then laid while the waves were splashing all over him 🙂 Then he jumped, shook the water off and barked to his owner to toss a ball. And it was going on and on and on…..

    • Words January 12, 2017 at 11:12 pm #

      Darko, dog are wonderfully obsessive! They have us well trained.