As part of Littlehampton's longest bench project, the old beach shelters were replaced with these open areas, where the wooden benches go "haywire" and are "stretched" into looping shapes. The project was influenced by local school children's ideas and conceptions of how they perceived the promenade and beach area. The longest bench in Britain, which can seat over 300 people, was opened in July 2010 in the seaside town in West Sussex, England.
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RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-04 1:41
Great image here, very creative, colourful and a sea view through this unusual sculpture, love the play of light and shadows.
Royaldevon (39740) 2014-02-04 1:50
Children have such good ideas!
This is a wonderful, strong composition, where the textured loops take us on an exciting, carefree journey around every inch of the frame.
Love the colours, light and shadows.
When you are quite dizzy, there is the opportunity to spy through the holes and look out to sea!
Have a great day,
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-02-04 2:20
This is absolutely stunning Brian!
Love your creative idea for this shot-the end result is brilliant and abstract!
And of course again you were able to use the available light to create so pleasant mood of the photographed scene.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-02-04 2:20
what a frame! It is a completely stunning composition. Admire your chosen POV. Great play with light. Graphical effect is just awesome. Superb shot. Tfs.
snunney (100774) 2014-02-04 4:04
Looks a rather strange contraption from this angle. I like very much the framing and a point of view which makes superb use of the graphism offered by the elongated bench. The red painted slat sticks out like a sore thumb and makes an excellent focal point. First class light, colours and clarity.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-04 5:18
This is fabulous Brian. Apart from being a unique subject you have photographed it in a creative, semi-abstract way that leaves one guessing. I'd love to take my seat in one of the 300 places! Excellent. Warm regards Rosemary
Nicou (144292) 2014-02-04 5:49
quel jeu d'ombre et éclairage sueprbe avec ces ombres et le rond quelles formes ce bois qui tourne fantastique vue et tonalité superbe.
Bravo et amitié
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-02-04 7:58
beautiful compact graphic shot.like the interspersed colors and the light n shadow.
Corry (4508) 2014-02-04 8:59
Une œuvre d'art très originale. La luminosité donne de belles zones d'ombres et de lumière. Bien fait.
rychem (37405) 2014-02-04 9:14
Great idea to create an artwork of a bench :))))
Very nice photo, technically perfect photo with ideal composition, bravo
dta (79098) 2014-02-04 10:02
Hello Brian ,
An original suject , perfectly captured , with attractive contrasts and colors .
dekanski (5578) 2014-02-04 10:42
Great idea and you've done a very creative shot!
jcpix (13930) 2014-02-04 19:00
This is wild, and great conceptualization by everyone involved. It reminds me of the old electric race track sets for Hot Wheels cars. :) This would sure be a bumpy go of it though, not enough seat cushions in the world for this thrill ride!
The bench is certainly the main attraction here, but your wise composition and positioning has made for some terrific shadows that play a key role in the entirety of the visual. Smart placement of the horizon as well, creating a natural focal point through the winding slats. Something tells me you were also very conscious to snap this with the wave breaking onto the shore?? Pull up a seat and enjoy the view, are you limber enough? ;)
Enjoy your day. Take it easy cowboy,
Great idea for the caption contest today...would love to hear your un-printable ideas! hehe I mentioned to Noel, I saw it as the male version of the "walk of shame." hehe
jjcordier (79297) 2014-02-04 23:11
Une réalisation originale que tu as superbement mise en image.
willperrett (11084) 2014-02-06 1:05
Hello again Brian
I suppose every town tries to find something unique to brag about: I remember driving through "The Cherry Capital of Australia" a few years ago! However this absurd bench is not only interesting in its own right, it offers wonderful photographic opportunities for those with the eyes to see. And you have them. Two of them.
mjw364 (1338) 2014-02-06 12:12
As you will probably guess before I say it... I like this! My kind of abstract that makes use of shape to create something different and imaginative.
I haven't been around for a while for various reasons but mainly because I had an op on my knee. Can't get out to take any shots at the moment but I have already booked my return to Barcelona in May!
amaryllis (37039) 2014-02-10 5:56
j'apprécie le côté original de cette prise de vue, nous laissant percevoir la mer entre les ronds, les ombres sur le sol, une belle capture
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