The abstract exterior of the East Beach Café, completed in June 2007 it is an usually shaped Café/Restaurant located on the beach in the seaside town of Littlehampton in West Sussex, England. The design was inspired by beach driftwood and made locally from steel that was allowed to rust and then coated in special oil to protect it from the elements.
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snunney (86250) 2014-01-24 2:27
New one on me this very imaginative architecture. I like how you have cleverly framed the building with some real driftwood in the foreground. Lovely warm light and superb rendering of the textural detail in that driftwood.
yquem46 (38746) 2014-01-24 2:42
A good colorful and luminous view
hard to figure out without your note what's this red stuff is all about !!
Best regards, have a nice WE
rbassin (18939) 2014-01-24 2:44
une bonne présentation de ce café à l'architecture originale.
Un bon cadrage avec le bois en avant plan.
De très belles couleurs et de bon contrastes.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-01-24 2:52
A nicely balanced image in form and colour. I like the way you have included the driftwood so that we can see how the café architecture was inspired by it. The reds and blues are of a trademark saturation that is quite pleasing to the eye.
Royaldevon (31133) 2014-01-24 3:10
I remember you showing us the edge of this building and now, it is good to see its entirety. I like how you have introduced us to the driftwood-inspired café by means of a piece of actual driftwood.
Your photograph contains lots of wonderful textures, interesting light and shade contrasts and a great sense of perspective.
have a great w/e,
We had an unexpected snowstorm yesterday! It made driving conditions horrendous with slippery roads. We were supposed to be going to a show in Liverpool and had to abandon the journey. Dam!!!
SnapRJW (31617) 2014-01-24 4:52
Hello Brian - Before I had read your note I was struck by how much the beach cafe resembled the piece of driftwood in the FG of your shot. After reading the note I was even more interested in the similarities and how well you included both man-made and natural sculptures in your shot. Fascinating! An unusual and well managed shot. Have a good weekend Rosemary
dkmurphys (50372) 2014-01-24 5:48
I like the idea of bringing together different objects for a spectacular contrast. Well taken abstract artistic scene.
Nicou (124906) 2014-01-24 6:08
quel contraste entre ces deux éléments mervielleux cette souche avec du mouvement cette suclpture brune ocre foncée et son volume important mervielleuse iamge d'art.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (25024) 2014-01-24 8:22
Original architecture of this cafe, like a rock formation, fantastic light, very good presentation
Corry (4508) 2014-01-24 10:07
L'architecture de ce bâtiment en acier est vraiment particulière. Beau point de vue sur le bâtiment et bonne utilisation de la vieille souche comme avant plan. Belles couleurs. Bien fait.
marina7 (8055) 2014-01-24 10:11
I'm more than impressed..That artistic-looking building is just too grand for a beach cafe or restaurant! Fantastic shapes and color, the compo with the big tree stub is a smart one, it seems to echo the design of that wonderful edifice.
Thanks and best wishes!
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-24 10:15
A curious architecture. I think, it looks more so for the angle you have chosen. And the abstract natural element in the foreground lifted the frame to a different level. Great pov. Fantastic colors and clarity all over not to mention the light management.
A superb shot. Thanks for sharing.
Romano46 (18466) 2014-01-24 12:23
un POV eccellente per una foto di grande effetto.
Il grandangolo in questa offre un ottimo contyributo alla riuscita dello scatto al quale si sommano anche colori e nitidezza di grande pregio.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
dekanski (3730) 2014-01-24 12:48
Without your comments I would never have guessed that this is coffee, especially that it is on the beach! Excellent POV choice! Maybe the side in the shadows a little too dark.
Regards,have a nice weekend!
npecanhuk (67326) 2014-01-24 15:49
It seems to be a unique and attractive building!
This picture highlighted it so beautifully too, with wonderful saturated colors, great light, excellent vertical format, chosen pov and composition!
Of course, the details of that driftwood and of those colorful stones are truly eye-catching too!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (77338) 2014-01-24 22:52
Ce restaurant a des allures de gros rocher. Beau contraste de matières et de couleurs avec la souche d'arbre au premier plan.
emka (81608) 2014-01-24 23:45
I missed so many wonderful photos of yours, I was so lazy :(. very strange this cafe. And what a clever composition with this dry wood. And as usual, beautiful colourful pebbles. stunning colours.
have a nice weekend
siudzi (34113) 2014-01-25 3:06
Love this shot! The scene was perfectly composed and the vertical frame works really well. The stunning capture of details, colors, textures gave a fantastic result to built unique and eye-catching view. Bravo!
Have a nice weekend!
rigoletto (34269) 2014-01-25 6:41
this one is a killer for sure. i don't know whether the trunk over there is placed by the cafe owners on purpose, but the architecture and textures of the cafe look like they were designed after it. risky lateral light but you managed the shades very well. i'd be tempted to clone out the trunk on the left and move the lens a little bit down, but these are simple details comparing the strong impact given by your composition.
subhendu_bagchi (25907) 2014-01-26 1:04
wow! What a eye catching frame it is! I feel astonished how you got such interesting frames everytime. Great colours. Razor sharp details. Superb shot once again. Tfs.
annjackman (20237) 2014-01-26 10:02
I haven't seen this interesting café as we always walk westwards towards Climping. I will certainly now make the effort to see this. You have made a very impressive picture and well done for including the FG piece of driftwood which takes the theme of driftwood through the image. Gorgeous colours and saturation - love it!
Kind Regards, Ann
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-24 1:15