The 2016 Brighton Marathon took place today, and we were pleased to have the runners running right past our house. I didn’t get out of the house soon enough to get photos of the elite men’s front runners, but here are the first two women to cross the finish line.
Women’s 1st place winner Grace Momanyi – came in at 02:34:11
Asnakech Mengistu followed closely behind her with a finish time of 02:35:37.
Water station in front of Medina Lawns
Volunteers had water ready for thirsty runners.
Here are a few more shots taken along the route. It really was a gorgeous day for it!
This shot was a gift. As we walked out of the house yesterday, I saw this young gentleman practicing his parkour skills on the rail. Luckily, I had my camera with me. There is a double triumph here. He is able to stroll along the rail with ease… I was able to get my camera out fast enough to document it! I didn’t actually change the contrast here. The sun had already taken care of that for me.
Here are some more photos of his practice.
It is amazing what we can see just outside our door!
I started collecting handmade glass when I lived in Japan, and most of what I have is from that time. The glass candle holder is from Iceland. I love the way the glass plays with the light.
Reflection of living room lights on a very dirty window
Brighton pier is in the background
We live right on the seafront, which is mostly good, but also especially windy and cold in winter. Also, the windows are constantly covered with sea spray. Here are some pictures of the Brighton Pier at night through a very dirty window. You can see the reflection of things on the wall in our living room.
It’s Good Friday today. The first day of the Easter holidays and the first day it has really felt like spring. It is still a bit chilly, but the promenade is full of people walking, and families are enjoying the beach… Perhaps that is why the nearby park at Palmeira Square is almost deserted today.
This rock wall separates the building from the bike path
Much-photographed for their colours, these Victorian houses and beach huts also look great in monochrome!
I didn’t have far to walk today… these houses, which were built in 1840, are just next door. I am especially enamoured with spiral staircases. The Victorian houses in the last picture also have spiral fire escapes running up the sides. I do like the houses, but I think I like the photo of the wall the best.
After wandering around looking for colour and being only somewhat successful, I again surprised myself by going for the unexpected shot. I’ve always liked the way traffic lights look at night – especially in the rain. This isn’t quite night, and it isn’t raining, but I like the way the red plays against the bluish background.
Saturday morning started out cloudy and grey. I didn’t get the camera out until early afternoon. By then, the sun had started to make an appearance. There was a bit of light showing through the clouds in the late afternoon… but by the “golden hour” the clouds had completely covered up the sun.
Perhaps better luck on Sunday…
Sunday morning – there are a few sailors out
Sunday – just before noon – West Pier looks somber today
Well, the early part of the day was looking pretty grey…
Sunday evening – sunset approaching!
Here is comes!
At this point, I am joined by several other photographers…
Now you know why it is called the Golden Hour!
The end of a lovely day.
Good things come to those who wait… Just before 5 pm I went out in search of the elusive golden hour… Several photographers joined me for the show!
We’re lucky to have this lovely, dark alley just around the corner from our flat. My idea was to have my husband walk down the alley with a torch and snap some photos of the light produced… but when we got there, we found this spooky open door… it was perfect!