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Reflections in the Brighton i360

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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 thoughts on “Reflections in the Brighton i360”

  1. 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

    1. 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!

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

    1. 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.

  2. 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 🙂

    1. 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!

  3. 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

  4. Paul @ Topsy Turvy Tribe

    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.

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

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

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

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