BRIGHTON BEACH – WINTER SUNSET & WHISKY MAC = PLEASURABLE
PHOTOS OF A SUNSET – REALLY?
Well, well, well. Here we are – putting photos of a sunset up. Does life get any more predictable than this?
Many a year ago – I swore never to take another photo of a Brighton sunset. When I first moved down here and was a regular beach front sunset frequenter, I would take endless rolls of film of the sunset. Occasionally they came out looking A-OK, but generally, they just looked like every other sunset photo in the world. More over, they were quite dull – once you have seen one image of a Brighton sunset…etc…etc…etc
Anyway, to this pledge I stayed true and strong. partly, this was because I started going to the seafront less, partly because I had genuinely bored myself of taking the same photo of the sunset over the crusty pier!
WHAT BROKE THE SILENCE
So a few weeks back, Hannah and I took a stroll with the dog to the beach. It was a nice day – first in a long while and the air smelt of spring. Armed with a couple of hip flasks of smooth and warming whisky mac we set off and established ourselves on the beach as the sun was beginning to think about going down.
Because it had been so long since my last sunset seaside visit – I forgot how amazing the colours could be. Before I knew it…there I was, camera in hand…finger poised over the shutter…my mind saying NO but my heart saying YES. So – I decided to fuck with my rules and take some photos anyway! Glad I did really, it kinda re-sparked my love for Brighton beach when the sun is setting and the winter skies make the colours go insane.
Long live sunsets – I sincerely hope when I retire that I dedicate my final years to watching it go down every evening.
In my defence…check out the crazy tuft of cloud on the left of this image. Watched that piece of cloud form and then fade for ages.