Go West (Brighton Beach)

A few shots taken today on a crowded Brighton Beach. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the beach was crowded. Not a good time for photographing wildlife (which apart from the gulls tends to give the beach a wide berth at this time of year), but a welcome change after all the poor weather which, thankfully, is behind us.

A view to the west.

The wreck of the West Pier is in the distance in this next shot. I can remember when the pier was just beginning to collapse into the sea back in the 1970s. Some 40 years on, the sea and the occasional fire has done for most of the rest of it. All that remains is the skeletal metal frame.

For me the West Pier remains the most iconic image of Brighton.

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Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF70-300mm 4.5-5.6 DO IS lens.

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  1. derWandersmann July 24, 2012 at 2:07 am #

    An interesting change of pace, Words.

  2. gdare July 24, 2012 at 3:07 am #

    Actually, I like the first photo :yes:

  3. SittingFox July 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    It does look crowded. Then again, I have spent eight weeks in Saskatchewan of late so any gathering of humanity looks like a crowd :whistle:

    I guess it is summer. Roll on the cool breezes of autumn 😉

  4. Words July 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    dW, it's the holiday season so yes the focus is shifted a little as you'll probably notice over the next couple of weeks.

  5. Words July 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    Darko, it makes a change to have people in my photos as I generally do everything I can to keep them out of shot. 🙂

  6. Words July 26, 2012 at 12:07 am #

    Adele, even more crowded today. The cooler weather may be back as early as next week.

  7. 53north July 28, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    aye, I managed to get a tan doing a bicycle marathon – back to rain they're sayin'…

  8. Words July 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    53north, the weather's breaking, but hopefully not actually going back to how it was. That would be too depressing.

  9. 53north July 30, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    Hmmm, Iceland nearly blew at New Moon – Jan Mayen had 3 moderate tremors. If Katla goes up, it'll be cold and dim for 2 years or more..

  10. Words August 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    53north, reminds me of the aftermath of Mt Helena some years back.