Late afternoon sunshine bathes and casts shadows across the old Victorian "birdcage" Bandstand on the seafront in Brighton, England; a wonderful example of Victorian ornate cast iron. Designed by Phillip Lockwood, A Brighton Borough Surveyor, it was built in 1884 and lovingly restored to the original specifications in 2009. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of a Victorian bandstand still surviving in England today.
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snunney (67918) 2012-10-02 2:12
A lovely symmetrical composition with some exquisite shadow play. You have managed the backlighting very well; exposure is spot on I would say. Love the atmosphere. Thanks for sharing.
lousat (58446) 2012-10-02 2:14
Hi Brian,what a fantastic way to take this corner of Brighton,i been there 21 years ago and this is a great memory to me,magnificent backlight,perfect exposure and a spectacular perspective,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
yquem46 (32835) 2012-10-02 4:55
A"brilliant" shot, if I can say LOL !
I like the mild colors and the management of shades
Bravo, best regards
JFS (32429) 2012-10-02 4:59
Fantastic! i do not like pictures taken with against the light but this one is an exception, my compliments Brian. The shadows play is superb too.
chrisvek (5675) 2012-10-02 5:27
Wow.Nice composition and great taste of symmetry.So nice and clever look.Nice "game" with the shadows.Great job.
tyro (13585) 2012-10-02 5:47
This is a lovely contre jour photograph with some beautifully intense contrasts yet, despite that, we can still see full detail in the very brightest parts as well as in the deepest shadows.
Your symmetrical composition is excellent and your exposure (in a difficult situation) is spot-on. Lovely light, gorgeous colours and absolutely stunning details and sharpness.
A very interesting and informative note too.
P.S. Glad you got the email. Was it O.K.? If I can think of anything or anyone else, I'll let you know!
williewhistler (7595) 2012-10-02 6:07
I really like the amount of detail that you have managed to get into this shot.It`s not always easy shooting into the sun but on this occasion it works well casting those lovely shadows and enhancing the interesting iron work.
All the best Les.
francio64 (38188) 2012-10-02 8:38
bellissimo questo chiostro in stile neoclassico.
Ottimo il POV con una buona prospettiva che conferisce una buona profondità all'immagine.
Bello il contrasto tra luci ed ombre.
Well done and TFS!
rychem (9750) 2012-10-02 10:31
Another beautiful photo of the same kind of resort architecture, these barriers look like a lace, well done
SnapRJW (19188) 2012-10-02 11:32
Hello Brian - I love this kind of light and sky. Difficult to manage but your result is very attractive. Beautiful subject, beautifully presented. Enjoy your evening. Rosemary
siudzi (24689) 2012-10-02 12:07
This is awesome place as well as your beautiful composition. Perfectly executed with such a great light management. Charming and elegant! Bravo!
marabu61 (4182) 2012-10-02 13:16
a shot taken against all rules with the sun direct in front of you. But it works brilliantly. This is a pleasing Gazebo with superb light, great sharpness and clarity. Good framing as well, the symetrcal approach works wonders here.
have a good time
SteveH (6157) 2012-10-02 16:43
Hi Brian, following the "rules" will deliver decent images; breaking the rules thoughtfully can deliver memorable images - as you've done here. Great idea and well executed. Perfect exposure. cheers, Steve
dkmurphys (37419) 2012-10-03 1:11
Very fine presentation of that old structure. The artwork is quite amazing, so are the shadows. Well taken!
trevormoffiet (927) 2012-10-03 5:23
I particularly like the rays of the sun in this image. As always, the details of your images are worth exploring. You have made a careful study of the position of your subject in relation to the plane of the sensor to ensure perfect symmetry of the gazebo. I am intrigued that the gazebo is in perfect symmetry but the hand rails are not.
npecanhuk (54221) 2012-10-03 17:05
Another very beautiful picture!
Special regards here to the chosen pov, vertical format, composition and, of course, management of light!
TFS - congrats,
delpeoples (45717) 2012-10-07 21:47
Hello dear Brian
This is such an English shot, I was talking to Noel about his shot being Irish-issima, and yours too is Angl-issima :) Beautiful perpective, the large foreground works so well on the perspective and in leading the eye into the rest of the frame. Again, the vertical frame complements these other elements and the perfect symmetry caps it all off beautifully, just like the top coat of paint. Wonderful shot, thanks for sharing and happy TE birthday to you.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (31278)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-02 1:56