This beautiful “birdcage” bandstand sits proudly, in the late afternoon sunshine 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.
Can you spot the seagull?
The seagulls are the name of the Brighton & Hove football team.
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lousat (57626) 2011-03-08 2:40
Hi Brian,another fantasti work! What a impressive and top quality of sharpness and colors,and what a wonderfull light position to create this shadows effect on the ground.Great perspective too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
DRamos (498) 2011-03-08 2:43
A perfect symmetrical framing, good play of light and shadow that adds another dimension to the picture, as well as depth.
The architecture gives a very good graphic force, and if I got to see the gull, but it has been difficult, is very hidden.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-03-08 2:43
Very nice shot with so much details. Shot from a nice angle of view. The image is very sharp and clear.
siudzi (23879) 2011-03-08 2:47
What a beautiful place you have discovered! Excellent composed shot with great long shadows. Amazing picture.
pasternak (15165) 2011-03-08 3:09
Excellent symmetry and shadow pattern, very well seen!
Nicou (97679) 2011-03-08 3:15
quel jeu d'ombres et lumière fantastique compo et iamge, avec la belle perspective, ce pavage et les barrière, quelle luminosité et iamge, splendide.
Bravo et amitié
Hansaphotos (5429) 2011-03-08 3:41
A symmetrical composition seems to be the best choice here, well thought. The low side light are creating very nice shadows along the leading path. Light and colours are excellent managed. Very nice work! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
SnapRJW (18722) 2011-03-08 4:14
Hello Brian - All that Victorian cast iron lace-work; fabulous! I wonder if the band still plays in this bandstand? Absolutely wonderful image so full of memories of childhood and all things English. TFS a very special shot. Best regards Rosemary
papagolf21 (76561) 2011-03-08 4:15
Bonjour, cher Brian,
Mais où sont donc les kiosques d'antan et des musiques qui faisaient la joie des petits et des grands.
Il ne subsiste plus que les stigmates architecturaux pour nous rappeler qu'il fut un temps où l'on prenait plaisir à écouter de la musique.
Cela dit, j'apprécie pleinement cette superbe composition (à l'instar de votre album) de toute beauté.
Vous êtes un photographe de talent.
magalik (6095) 2011-03-08 4:18
Very nice Brian.
It's very pleasant to see shots with this quality and so cared. My eyes are purring.
All is good for me.
A perfect work once time again.
carlosmarin (11948) 2011-03-08 4:31
beautiful and symmetrical architectural composition.
Original structure of the Victorian bandstand.
Beautiful colors, light and shadow play.
npecanhuk (53901) 2011-03-08 4:32
Special regards to the management of light, vertical format and symmetrical composition!
TFS - congrats,
DINOZOR (14768) 2011-03-08 4:50
Formidable prise de ce "birdcage" Bandstand very kitch.
La prise est classique et laisse la vedette au sujet dans une belle lumière avec des jeux d'ombres subtiles.
Bravo et merci du partage.
JFS (32129) 2011-03-08 4:55
Crystal clear image where shadows are protagonist. Excellent frame and sharpness.
robmal (1548) 2011-03-08 6:06
Great vertical photo with nice symmetric composition, sharpness, details and lights are perfect, congratulations.
ricochet (9692) 2011-03-08 6:49
Great subjet, wonderful composition with the path that guides the eye very well, very nice rendering of textures and I like very much shadows on the ground!
Have a nice day!
danos (73974) 2011-03-08 6:59
nice the perspective and the created depth of the alley, as lead-in the eye on the main point where the band stands.I like the shadows as spread on the alley and the great decoration elements of the image.Well done.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
kiks (11373) 2011-03-08 8:21
So beautiful the way all details are zo good visibel on this image. Gooed use of the shadows and the colors are just so well saturated.
ngk (2163) 2011-03-08 11:05
Very nice photo with beautiful colors, excellent sharpness, great shadows and wonderful framing!!
Budapestman (82620) 2011-03-08 14:37
a superb photo of this place, the composition is elegant, great details and lights, excellent POV, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
faletiz (10759) 2011-03-08 14:59
It is beautiful this Pavilion from the beautiful Victorian decor! Photo quality is amazing, a true perfection of brightness, sharpness and lighting management. I like the shadow of the railing on the floor.
dkmurphys (36801) 2011-03-09 3:48
Incredible shadows effects, a superb graphic realisation. Perfect shot, great colors and POV.
Enjoy a beautiful day.
Guenther (10893) 2011-03-09 6:33
what a great graphism in this image! The light is gorgeous. I like especially the breaking of the symmetry by the beautiful railing of the railing... vey well done.
yquem46 (32263) 2011-03-09 12:32
Light, colors, sharpness, shadows ..... !
Quite simple Brian but top notch !
wawa (690) 2011-03-09 12:39
Beautifuly taken picture, the shade of the balustrade and stand giving extra graphism to a perfectly composed shot
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-03-10 1:09
simply fantastic architecture...really, and the strong side light creates a very fine atmosphere and strange effect...here, the centered compo works very well!
Good work, Ivana
Bluejeans (64231) 2011-03-10 4:17
Ola Brian ,
Que belo jogo de luz e sombras nesta tua foto , que lugar lindo este com vista para o mar , tem uns belos detalhes de arquitectura , bonitos tons de azul , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
macjake (39227) 2011-03-10 7:08
normally i would say that its too bad you couldn't get the far left and right edges inside the frame, but i like it this way. love the tight framing. and the shadows give it that extra bit of form.
so much detail squeezed into a tiny space.
great shot my friend
vasilpro (40192) 2011-03-10 15:10
Superb symmetric composition, wonderful light and play with shadows, lovely colors, beautiful details, excellent POV.
(Sorry but I am out of green smiling faces for today)
Warm regards, Vasilis.
hemantbuch (1649) 2011-03-12 2:28
Brian, this is amazing! What beautiful shadows...perfect composition, very well controlled light...the sidelight works so perfectly here...very impressive indeed..
delpeoples (44904) 2011-03-12 3:59
Wow, what a eye you have. The play of light and shade and the details of the architecture are so impressive. I love the large foreground and excellent perspective. The symmetry is spot-on. Thanks for sharing and I wish you a lovely day.
daddo (18517) 2011-03-18 19:00
Hi Brian. Wonderfully intricate details of all the lattice work, handrails and fencing, showing the mastery over the wrought-iron. There was a time when functional things were also made with beauty in mind. Lovely perspective, shadows, patterns. Such a rich, yet elegant image.Hopefully there are festive occasions when bands dressed in their finery do actually play the old tunes. Regards. Klaudio.
sevy (13273) 2011-03-19 9:51
Very good composition, everything in the frame is at the right place and moreover you played nicely with the shadows in foreground to underline the pass to reach the 'birdcage'.
Schnappilic (7927) 2011-03-22 12:26
I like so much this perfect symmetry. Lovely composition and light. Congratulations!
Robert1969 (6230) 2011-03-31 9:44
In this photo I do not feel like it comes from England (I mean that as a compliment), but rather one from the Mediterranean Sea.
I like the perspective and composition, but also the
lines of the shadows.
Also the colors and light are very good.
jafadabret (56497) 2011-04-10 23:15
Tout est plaisant dans cette photo à commencer par la lumière, les ombres portées et enfin le graphisme de dentelle.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (30324)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mes favorites (suite) II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-08 2:35