Tag: Brighton

The Alchemy of Light

by mjpichette

Sunset is a magical time, when everything feels warmer and golden light shimmers on the sea. The benches are painted green but turn to gold at sunset.

Brighton Rocks

by mjpichette

I’m generally not fond of a shingle beach. I like to swim, and the stones make it hard to get into the water. I have sensitive feet. The beach here can be quite beautiful, however. The warm colours belie the true temperature. It is quite chilly today!

UPDATE: Since someone mentioned the sound of the stones, I thought I’d go out and record them. You can hear the sea as well. It’s a binaural recording so sounds better with headphones.




by mjpichette

I set out this morning looking to photograph something BIG. I found many things that I thought would make interesting photos… but in the end, this big shovel won my heart! I love the strong angles and the way the bright orange contrasts with the bright blue sky.

Spring Preview

by mjpichette

The sun was shining this weekend, leading to leisurely walks by the sea and visits to cute cafes. Seeing the crocuses blooming on the lawns made me feel like spring is on its way!


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Fishing off the East Sussex coast

The sea on a more peaceful day. I went for a walk looking for examples of solitude, but most of the people who were not with a friend or a dog were on their phone… I think we have forgotten how to spend time with ourselves, just enjoying the scenery and the sounds around us. Luckily, I found this gentleman waiting for a fish to bite.

To enjoy the “3D” sounds of this binaural recording, listen with headphones.

The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls

by mjpichette


I’ve always been drawn to water. Peaceful, it has the power to calm and sooth. Restless, and the reverse is true. Yesterday, the sea was tranquil. Today you can almost see the Kraken’s roiling limbs.

(This is another binaural recording, best listened to with headphones for the “3D” effect.)

Rows of Memorial Benches line the Brighton and Hove seaside: A peaceful place to sit and remember loved ones lost. Some of the benches are regularly decorated by the families.


Post title The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls inspired by the poem of the same name, by Longfellow.

North Laine, Brighton

by mjpichette

Today my husband, Paul and I wandered along the North Laine in Brighton. This area offers such a real visual and audio feast… These shots feature Paul recording the sounds of the Laine while I trailed him from behind.

And this is the recording Paul made using binaural microphones. These are microphones placed in the ear, so if you listen via headphone it’s the audio equivalent of a “3D recording”…


(Paul’s note: “There’s a little electronic noise at the 1 minute mark which I think is my phone and recorder having a disagreement. Note to self – use different pockets next time…”)


Home is where you hang your hat…

by mjpichette

I’ve moved a lot in the last 22 years. About 15 times… including 6 overseas relocations… so for me, home is often where my stuff is… the place I’m hanging my hat at the moment. Having my favourite beads hanging around makes a new abode feel more familiar and helps me feel more grounded. Right now, the place I’m hanging my hat is Brighton.

Mother’s Day in Brighton

by mjpichette

It was cold today, but that didn’t stop a multitude of families from enjoying a walk along the seaside.

The English Channel: Scenes from Brighton & Hove

by mjpichette

As above, so below… These 5 photos were taken within a minute of each other.


Times of Sun and Cloud

West Pier



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