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Warm sunsets, peeping owls

  

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Sunset trips

This picture just had to be taken on a recent trip to Brighton. I was a little upset that I missed the sunset actually in Brighton and the sun had already started to go down, but this view from the bus made it slightly better.

Ok so bus photos usually look awful and you can see the scratches and imperfections on the glass, which ruins a photo, but this looks as crisp as i think I could have made it.

The contrast of the tall buildings and the low marina make this photo flow. 

Of course the day was great as well, and it’s always nice to just walk along the beach when it’s been a hot day and everyone else has gone but the heat is still there. The little things are always those that bring the biggest smile.

All the best

Char

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The Great Escape

It’s been a long long weekend! But I wouldn’t change it for a minute. Yes this is another work post, but the glimpse of music and happy people make Brighton more lively than usual for one weekend.

Discovering a band before your friends always has a twinge of pride along with it, which is probably why the up and coming got just as big a crowds as the well known.

It’s all over for another year, bring on the next event.

All the best,
Char

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Red sky at night, Shepard’s delight

Living in London, you can imagine the lack of grass and trees around. Something I couldn’t understand when I first got here was the lack of grass in between the path and the road. I know it seems like such a small thing, but it’s just like missing the sea air.

Luckily I live on the outskirts of London, and my halls is next to a park. Although you can tell it’s been made smaller and smaller over the years and people have probably had to fight for it to stay.

Seeming as sunrise is too early for most students, sunset is the best way to catch the red light in the sky behind the few trees there are around. It takes just moments for a photo to change from good to amazing. A sunset is a great show of skill of knowing the right framing and timing to get that photo that people aspire to. I am no where near close to that, but I hope one day I will get that right.

When you get taught the techniques in photography, they can’t teach you passion. Wanting to get a reaction and having it as an instinct; being able to frame a photo in a blink of an eye that will last a lifetime. It takes practise, skill but most importantly it’s something you cannot think about too much.

Instinct is your best tool

All the best
Char

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Silver linings

When it comes to sunsets and sunrises, seconds can make the difference between a good photo and a mediocre photo.

After a long shift at work the other day, this was the view at the bus stop. It looked better a few seconds before, but soon after taking this the light behind the clouds was gone.

The blue sky hadn’t been around much lately but with the hint of red behind it, again it made me glad I wasn’t stuck inside a shop all day while it was sunny outside.

Everything has a bright side

All the best
Char

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