Looking across from The Golden Gallopers to the ruins of the West pier.
The West Pier was opened in 1866 with a length of 1115 feet and built with cast iron threaded columns screwed into the seabed. On 28 March 2003 the pavilion at the end of the pier caught fire. Firefighters were unable to save the building from destruction because the collapsed walkway prevented them from reaching it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pier
The ‘Golden Gallopers’ carousel on Brighton seafront was built in 1888 by Frederick Savage at his workshop in Kings Lynn. The ‘Golden Gallopers’ carousel is certainly a very popular seafront attraction – whatever the weather.
Brighton's beach is a shingle beach at high tide with a flat sandy foreshore at low water.
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snunney (78789) 2013-10-30 4:43
The nicely lit merry-go-round with its happy riders offers an interesting and poignant contrast with the ruined pier sat under a menacing sky. Excellent technical presentation for this composition with a story to relate.
timecapturer (44469) 2013-10-30 7:15
as you may know Brighton is just 5 miles up the coast from me so this is a familiar sight. Must admit I have toyed with taking a shot like this as it is a real contrast between two icons of the seafront here. One that is maintained and still beautiful and one that is now a sorry frame. Thought provoking and evocative imagery. Well done!
Regards - Brian.
willperrett (5648) 2013-10-30 9:47
It's a shame you didn't tell me you were coming to England: I live not far from Brighton and visit my daughter there quite regularly. This is a fine shot, where you've made the best of what looks like dull, gloomy light. I like the juxtaposition of the roundabout and the dead pier.
I love your recent monochrome postings from Iceland as well, but I've been away for several weeks and missed them when you posted them.
daddo (22372) 2013-10-31 3:42
Hi Trevor. Frivolity and destruction- a poignant combination. Love the composition and the use of colour.Evocative POV. The low light helps with the mood. Regards. Klaudio.
SnapRJW (28909) 2013-11-03 21:15
Even though the day is dull, the horses gallop in colourful exuberance Trevor! I love the horses and this shot has a special nostalgic appeal for me. I like the juxtaposition of pier and fairground ride which shows that even on a dull day the seaside can be a great place to be! Warm regards rosemary
jhm (134498) 2013-11-04 3:42
Nice combination between the Golden Gallopers and the dark silhouette of the wood construction in background.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
carlo62 (26884) 2013-11-16 13:34
hai una galleria molto interessante, ci sono molte foto belle.
Questa mi piace per la sua composizione, il contrasto tra i colori e le persone felici nei confronti del grigiore del mare, è evidente e la foto attira l'attenzione dell'osservatore fin dalla miniatura.
oss (425) 2013-11-21 13:00
Almost surrealistic picture. Amazing contrast between the rather sad ruins of the pier and the heavely lit carousel. Great.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (2266)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Architecture, Artwork, Ruins
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: United Kingdom
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-30 4:22