The roof and gable of Medina House a property built in 1894 as a ladies' Turkish bath. Lying on the seafront in Hove, East Sussex, England, this ornate and wonderful property has been empty and neglected for quite a few years now, the only residents pigeons. There have been rumours of restoration and demolition, so its future as a pigeon roost hangs in the balance. I hope someone restores what is a building full of charm and character.
Copyright © Brian Denton – this image is protected by copyright - the reproduction, publication, modification, transmission or exploitation of which, whether for personal or commercial use, is strictly prohibited without my express permission.
If you want to use this image then you can contact me via the Trek Earth mail forwarding service, or just visit my website by clicking below……..
Critiques | Translate
dta (51454) 2013-02-07 2:01
Hello Brian ,
This is another excellent capture . The architectural subject and the striking contrasts of colors were attractive , the presence of the pigeons is a real bonus .
npecanhuk (53909) 2013-02-07 2:08
That's a lovely and beautiful picture!
Highlights here are the wonderful colors (as usual), exposure and symmetrical & minimalist composition!
TFS - congrats,
snunney (67346) 2013-02-07 2:22
It would be a pity to see this building disappear following in the footsteps of others that suffered a similar fate. Your point of view is perfect to creature the interesting geometric lines and make use of the lovely sky as a backdrop. Very good rendering of colours and textures.
jemaflor (68943) 2013-02-07 4:04
Good option for this frame, interesting architecture, lovely colors contrasts, well made.
carlo62 (12610) 2013-02-07 5:28
bel taglio di foto, la scusa dei piccioni è buona per mettere ben in mostra questa architettura.
Ottimi colori e buona saturazione.
Romano46 (4930) 2013-02-07 5:44
quasi perfetta nella sua simmetria.
Un soggetto semplice ma di grande effettoper la forma ma soprattutto per il colore che contrappone i toni freddi dell'azzurro del cielo a quelli caldi della facciata. I piccioni e le cornici bianche aiutano a movimentare la composizione rendendola ancor più piacevole
Ciao e buona giornata
kasianowak (2255) 2013-02-07 6:16
Beautiful light and colours with the pigeons trully icing on the cake. I really like how those three are placed around the window.
Friday tomorrow! :)
tyro (13101) 2013-02-07 6:20
This is terrific - a wonderfully symmetrical composition (even although the pigeons have not been quite so obliging in as much as they have not arranged themselves exactly symmetrically) with some lovely vibrant colours and excellent lighting and contrasts.
Again, a blue sky seems to have followed you to this place. I love the symmetry and the fine "graphic" style. As always, the picture is technically perfect with stunning sharpness.
prashantprabhu (215) 2013-02-07 6:56
Very lovely frame, filled with lovely colours in simple shapes. I like it very much.
Nicou (97727) 2013-02-07 7:12
quelle compo et cadrage avec le pigeons soit le la plaque du bord de la fenêtre, soit sur le rond et ce toit pointue avec le ciel fantastique couleur et effet superbe.
bravo et amitié
Royaldevon (17791) 2013-02-07 7:38
I concur with your hopes for this building to be restored. It looks so very iconic and if it was to become anything like the Turkish baths in Harrogate, a great tourist pleaser.
This has all your hall marks for appreciation of shape, colour, close details and fine composition.
My warm regards,
rychem (9227) 2013-02-07 9:36
Beautiful photo of a gable of a building, nice light and symmetry, but pigeons do not care about symmetry :)))
olive224 (1227) 2013-02-07 12:25
Well seen ! The ultra contrasted colors (as usual), the red/blue opposition, the pigeons, all of this makes a great image
Well done ;)
siudzi (23891) 2013-02-07 13:29
What a charming close-up of this beautiful details! Like the way you built the composition with a strong graphical effect. The saturation of tones and sharpness are executed perfectly and make the shot very good! TFS.
jjcordier (62344) 2013-02-07 22:00
Cadrage parfait, superbes couleurs et lumière extra....comme toujours. Les pigeons bien disposés sont un plus pour l'image.
dkmurphys (36819) 2013-02-07 22:29
Lovely colors of the sunlight on this detail. I like the close up very much.
Have a fine weekend!
yquem46 (32271) 2013-02-08 7:26
A classical Timecapturer standart !
Colors and light, plus quality
Best regards, have a nice day
macjake (39235) 2013-02-08 21:44
ah yes...a classic Brian shot.
the blues give it away every time :)
Its great how you were lucky enough to capture the 3 birds on the arch, as if they were posing for you.
excellent composition and balance inside the frame too.
well done all around
JFS (32153) 2013-02-09 10:10
Simply great! I do not need more to enjoy this pic. So many details and so great light and colors...
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (30334)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 70-300 F4.5-5.6 G SSM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-07 1:49