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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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Brighton Marina (HDR)

Good Friday today, and I headed down to Brighton Marina with the aim of walking around the breakwater, a great location for some of the less common species of sea birds. I got there nice and early, but the breakwater was locked. So I made do with a short lens and some experimental HDR work (all processed in camera).

Brighton Marina on Good Friday 2016

Brighton Marina on Good Friday 2016

Brighton Marina on Good Friday 2016

Brighton Marina on Good Friday 2016

Brighton Marina on Good Friday 2016

Brighton Marina on Good Friday 2016

Later on I focused on the local fulmars who were very active (I even witnessed a genuine spat between two of them). I’ll post some of those soon (still working through them as I took far too many shots).

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 24-105 F4L IS USM lens.

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Brighton Marina – Colour Variants

For my final post of 2015 something slightly different… a series of colour variant shots of Brighton Marina taken from the Undercliff Walk at Rottingdean today. I’ll post some of the wildlife tomorrow, to start the year on the right note.

Brighton viewed from Rottingdean

Brighton viewed from Rottingdean – full colour

Brighton Marina with building construction in rear

Brighton Marina with building construction in rear – enhanced red/orange, muted blue

Brighton Marina with building construction in rear

Brighton Marina with building construction in rear – red/orange enhanced

Brighton Marina with building construction in rear

Brighton Marina with building construction in rear – foreground natural, background muted colour

Brighton Marina

Brighton Marina – black and white

2015 has been a bit of a strange one for me… so here’s to 2016! Cheers!

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

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