Reflections in the Brighton i360

Here’s a picture taken from underneath the polished-chrome underside of the Brighton i360.

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Brighton beach and seafront, as seen reflected on the underside of British Airways’ Brighton i360.

If you look at the right, you can just see the blue-grey sea and moving to the left you see the famous brown pebbles on Brighton’s beach. In the middle is the complex the i360 sits in and to the left the road running along the seafront and hotels and shops on the other side.

We were having a small family celebration and so we spent Sunday night in Brighton. I’ve visited many times but this was the first time over a decade I woken up in Brighton.

Both Helen and I woke up early so we went out exploring. While taking a stroll along the seafront we came across the i360 (or the British Airways i360 to give it its proper title). I was captivated by the reflections underneath the tower and viewing platform.

This is a relatively new attraction. Based on the seafront, it travels up 162 metres providing views out to sea and across Sussex. I haven’t travelled up myself, but I imagine the views must be stunning.

I thought it might work well in black and white. I’ve put a black and white version below but, truth be told, I don’t think it’s quite as eye catching as the colour image. Have a look and see what you think.

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The same image in black and white. Which do you think is best: colour or black and white?

I have linked this post to the #MySundayPhoto linky hosted by the Photalife blog. I think it’s a fantastic linky and I encourage you to take a look if you are into photography. Simply click on the badge below for more.

On the subject of the Photalife blog, please do come back to Dadbloguk on Wednesday. I’m honoured to say I’ll be publishing an article written by Darren Coleshill, the man behind Photalife. In the article Darren offers hints and tips for improving your family photography. I hope you return on Wednesday to read it for yourself.

 

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26 Comments

  1. July 30, 2017 / 5:01 am

    What a great spot. I agree with you, it works better in colour (although I do like the b&w). Shame you couldn’t go up in it, I bet the views are stunning. Looking forward to Darren’s article. #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      August 2, 2017 / 4:22 am

      Having recently taken a helicopter trip over the nearby Goodwood Estate, I’m sure the views from the top must be truly amazing. This, however, provided a different perspective!

  2. July 30, 2017 / 6:48 am

    What a great photo. And definitely looks better in colour! We were in Weymouth last weekend and there is a very similar attraction, but somehow slightly less cool than this one!

    • John Adams
      Author
      August 2, 2017 / 4:20 am

      Oh wow, so Weymouth has something similar? That is news to me. Preferring colour does put you in the majority.

    • John Adams
      Author
      August 2, 2017 / 4:18 am

      Yes, colour seems to be the general consensus. Glad you enjoyed the picture.

  3. July 30, 2017 / 7:47 am

    Colour, great photo. We haven’t been on the i360 yet, something for later in the summer or maybe a sunny inset day

    • John Adams
      Author
      August 2, 2017 / 4:18 am

      I like your idea of going on an inset day. Don’t forget to book your tickets in advance!

  4. July 30, 2017 / 7:58 am

    It’s an incredible structure, isn’t it? I think I prefer the black and white version this time

    Thank you for linking up

    • John Adams
      Author
      August 2, 2017 / 4:17 am

      Oooo, going against the grain and opting for B&W! Like it, risque. Everyone else seems to prefer colour. Now it’s been built, I think it is impressive but I couldn’t figure out what on Earth it was when under construction.

  5. July 30, 2017 / 9:27 am

    I love that coloured version, and you’re right about it capturing the essence of Brighton, you can see it all right there in that reflection! I & a couple of friends decided to do a night in a hostel the other week so that we could enjoy a couple of relaxing days on that pebble beach πŸ™‚

    • John Adams
      Author
      August 2, 2017 / 4:16 am

      Hope you enjoyed your time in Brighton. Must have been quite a trek for you. The only thing missing from the shot, I think, is people but that’s because the picture was taken at about 6.30am on a SUnday so no one was about!

  6. July 30, 2017 / 10:26 am

    Very interesting perspective! I usually prefer black and white, but in this case I’m drawn to the colour one. Well done, excellent photo! #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      August 2, 2017 / 4:15 am

      Glad you thought it was a great picture. It was the perspective that appealed to me.

  7. July 30, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    Definitely more dramatic in colour! It’s berm a while since we were in Brighton do never knew it existed. Will have to check out out one day. Looking forward to reading Darren’s post this week.

    • John Adams
      Author
      August 2, 2017 / 4:14 am

      The i360 is a recent addition so not surprised you hadn’t heard of it. The views from the top must be impressive.

  8. July 30, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    What an inspired photo! We are coming up at the end of August, I might just have to try and recapture this shot myself. Very impressive.

    • John Adams
      Author
      August 2, 2017 / 4:13 am

      Very best of luck if you have a go at recapturing the shot and hope you have fun in Brighton.

  9. July 30, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    Great idea to get underneath it, really interesting shot and nice reflection.

    • John Adams
      Author
      August 2, 2017 / 4:13 am

      Thanks Jeanna. I think most people are concerned with the view from the i360. I wanted to take a different approach.

  10. July 30, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    What a fantastic perspective and love the reflection X #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      August 2, 2017 / 4:12 am

      It was the perspective that fired my imagination. Most people take photos from the i360 but I chose to be different.

  11. July 30, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    That’s an interesting shot. Great perspective and just shows we should always look up to see what’s around

    • John Adams
      Author
      August 2, 2017 / 4:11 am

      Always look up: I love this advice. I hadn’t thought of it like that, but you are correct.

  12. August 1, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    What an interesting shot. I like the colour one better and the way you’ve captured the reflection of the beach in it πŸ™‚

    • John Adams
      Author
      August 2, 2017 / 4:06 am

      Thanks Louise. That’s what I like most about the image as well. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.