Sunset on Brighton Beach

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Brighton Beach shortly before sunset yesterday. It was a beautiful, if very cold, day.

For the second time in two weeks, we’ve had a family outing to Brighton. The two trips, however, were very different.

Last week’s trip (see here) was very brief as we had to get home in time for the afternoon school run and the sea was very rough. By contrast, we were able to take our time yesterday and the sea was incredibly calm, although it was bitingly cold.

I took this image just as we were approaching Brighton Pier. As you can see, the sun was low in the sky and sunset wasn’t far off. A few minutes later I noticed loads of photographers setting up tripods waiting for the moment the sun dipped behind the horizon.

I like the silhouette effect. What is the story of the couple in the foreground? Friends, boyfriend/girlfriend, married couple, just setting out on a relationship, splitting up? What is going on? That’ll be the journalist in me, I want to know everything!

The image was taken in auto mode. Shutter speed 1/200 sec, focal length 34mm, aperture f9 and ISO 100.

I’m not really a creature of habit, but, as I do on most Sundays, I have linked this to the #MySundayPhoto linky hosted by the Photalife blog. Click on the badge below to view the linky.

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22 Comments

  1. January 17, 2016 / 7:11 am

    What a gorgeous photo, you’ve captured the sunset beautifully and I love the silhouette.

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 21, 2016 / 10:38 am

      Thanks for your kind words Sally. Glad you liked the pic.

  2. January 17, 2016 / 7:14 am

    I love the colour of this photo. Like you, I’m intrigued to know about the couple.

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 21, 2016 / 10:38 am

      I’m just too nosy Sarah! Glad you like the picture.

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 21, 2016 / 10:38 am

      Glad you like it Fiona. One of my better pics, if I may say so.

  3. January 17, 2016 / 10:29 am

    This is beautiful, I keep meaning to pop to Brighton on cold morning

    Thank you for linking up

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 21, 2016 / 10:37 am

      Hopefully one day you’ll get the time to visit your neighbour! Thanks for hosting.

  4. January 17, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    That is a beautiful sunset and I agree – the silhouettes are fab. Brighton is a wonderful place to photograph. #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 21, 2016 / 10:37 am

      Thanks Victoria. Brighton has provided plenty of photographic inspiration for me in the past.

  5. January 17, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    That picture is beautiful. It looks like such a nice place and we’ve never ever been. Would love to visit one day!

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 21, 2016 / 10:36 am

      Well maybe one day you should visit. I’d avoid Bank Holidays though. They can be insanely busy!

  6. January 17, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    Great shot. You can’t beat a seaside sunset as so many of those photographers obviously realised. It’s nice when there’s a mystery story behind or on a photo

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 21, 2016 / 10:36 am

      Thanks Emma, I like the air of mystery too.

  7. January 17, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    It was a good plan to return to be able to capture this stunning sunset.
    I must have a little journalistic tenancy too because I often wonder about lots of things captured in photo’s.

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 21, 2016 / 10:36 am

      You want to be careful with that journalistic tendency, can get you in all sorts of trouble.

  8. January 17, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    This looks beastly cold! There is something bracing about being by the sea in winter, it’s really fresh and blows the cobwebs out. I haven’t been to Brighton since I was a student, and I don’t remember the sunset then I’m afraid!

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 21, 2016 / 10:35 am

      Cold? it was absolutely freezing, but well worth the visit.

  9. January 18, 2016 / 10:30 am

    A lovely shot, John. Great capture with an added hint of mystery.

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 21, 2016 / 10:34 am

      Thnkas Tim, there is an air of mystery isn’t there??

  10. January 21, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    Really beautiful John, and I love the silhouetted people, really adds to the photo. The sunset is such a wonderfully warm yellow, belies the cold day!

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 22, 2016 / 5:22 am

      Ha ha, look closely at the silhouettes and you’ll see they’re all wearing thick coats! It was a very cold day although we were expecting much worse.