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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.

Fulmars at Rottingdean

I’ve barely touched the camera recently, but the day was clear and I had a chance to get down to Rottingdean for an hour or so. It was windy, and the tide was coming in.

The cliffs at Saltdean (seen from Rottingdean), East Sussex

The cliffs at Saltdean (seen from Rottingdean), East Sussex

The fulmars were nestling in the wintering cliff-side nests, enjoying the relatively mild weather.

Two fulmars and a pigeon on the cliffs at Rottingdean

Two fulmars and a pigeon on the cliffs at Rottingdean

Fulmars in nesting site at Rottingdean, East Sussex

Fulmars in nesting site at Rottingdean, East Sussex

Fulmar flying along the cliffs at Rottingdean

Fulmar flying along the cliffs at Rottingdean

Fulmar (click to enlarge)

Fulmar (click to enlarge)

There weren’t many other birds of note around (herring gulls and a few black-headed gulls) so the final shot is of Brighton given a little bit of a postcard treatment.

Brighton, viewed from Rottingdean with the marina in the mid-ground and the i-sore/i-360 in the distance.

Brighton, viewed from Rottingdean with the marina in the mid-ground and the i-sore/i-360 in the distance.

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

Brighton Seafront

Brighton seafront is in a state of decay, and apparently is currently preparing a bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To be sure the Victorian arches (home to all manner of artisans) are crumbling and significant work is needed to keep the historic seafront standing.

Street light, a feature of the iconic Brighton seafront

Street light, a feature of the iconic Brighton seafront

Meanwhile there is plenty to see, including the Brighton Wheel.

The Brighton Wheel is a recent but well-regarded feature on the historic seafront.

The Brighton Wheel is a recent but well-regarded feature on the historic seafront.

The latest addition to Brighton is the much more controversial i-sore i360 tower, supported by taxpayer guarantees (private investors backed away). This photo shows the current state of building. A donut shaped glass ring will be added, but basically this is it: an industrial chimney dominating the city. Every time I see it I think that Shoreham power station has got that little bit closer.

Brighton, with central Pole of the controversial i360 tower dominating the Brighton skyline.

Brighton, with central Pole of the controversial i360 tower dominating the Brighton skyline.

Closer to ground level there is plenty of colourful graffiti…

Graffiti on Brighton seafront

Graffiti on Brighton seafront

And the local residents who really couldn’t care one way or the other 😉

Herring gull

Herring gull

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