Brighton’s West Pier: One photo, two edits

This week has been all about photography. In addition to attending the Bedrooms Of London photography exhibition, I spent a day in Brighton with Darren Coleshill of the Photalife blog. Together we strolled around the Marina, sea font and city centre with our cameras. It was during our time together I took this image of what remains of Brighton’s iconic West Pier, which was destroyed by fire in 2003.

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A long-exposure image of Brighton’s West Pier taken using an 10-stop ND filter.
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Reunited with my old friend, the National Express coach

It’s the summer holidays and you have to keep your children entertained. A day out seems like a good idea. You could drive, you could go by train or, alternatively, you could go via National Express coach.

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Would you consider a day out with the family, travelling by National Express coach?

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Now available: Dadbloguk t-shirts

Last summer I was at a barbecue and a friend asked me how things were going with my blog. As I was answering, his 10-year-old daughter interrupted and said I should produce a range of “merch.” This wasn’t the kind of comment I expected from someone of that age, but I am delighted to say a range of Dadbloguk t-shirts is now available to buy.

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Making clear I’m a school run dad. One of the Dadbloguk t-shirts available from graphic Gear. Photo credit: Darren Coleshill.

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Capturing the moment on Brighton Beach

I have spent a lot of time recently experimenting with my photography. I’ve been trying out new camera settings and equipment and had great fun doing so. Sometimes, however, it’s simply about capturing the moment, like this one on Brighton Beach.

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Helen and Izzy decided to take on the sea at Brighton Beach. The sea won. Note the West Pier in the background.

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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.

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