Last week before the clocks change and we’re plunged into darkness for the winter months. For me now on that means it’s night time sorties with the flash gun, which doesn’t make for inconspicuous snapping, one hit is all you get ! Halloween and bonfire night generally produce a few results but after that it’s rather barren till spring returns.
Of course there is the ever changing street art scene which I’m constantly on the look out for. I don’t know what the image above was all about but it did make me smirk ( or maybe even snigger).
I’m not quite sure why this chap was walking around carrying a cross but it sort of fitted in with my Life Of Brian/Brighton theme. Ah the good old London Road… never dull. I also like the fact you can see my reflection in the window.
If you’re around and about London Road, Brighton in the next two weeks, head int the Open Market and you’ll find my recently dusted down ‘We love to Boogie” snaps on display… then take your clothes off and dance around naked for a couple of minutes.. you’ll feel so much better.
As James Brown once said ” the one thing that can solve our problems is dancing”. He didn’t say anything about doing it in the raw but I’m sure he’d approve.
“…….. we will go our way. ” Pet Shop Boys circa 1980 something.
… and another one for “Life of Brighton”
This one was taken about a month ago by the now weather beaten Brighton ‘kissing wall’, it is in fact a hen party larking around rather some symbolic lesbian ritual. Nice tones all through, no annoying sky or 21st century clutter to distract the eye, enough going on to hold your interest and ask yourself what’s happening here. It needs the girl in the foreground otherwise it would look staged. I was pleased with this one, it serves my purposes well.
Well that’s Pride over with for another year and Brighton starts clearing up.. It’s a very happy hunting ground for me, every little street corner yields something that is worthy of a snap, the trick is to try and make it look the everyday. I probably managed a 100 photos in 2 days (which is a lot for me using film) and if 3 of them are any good I’ll be more than happy, I think my criteria for good is somewhat different to some of the ones I’ve seen on the internet. I’ll put some of the results on my somewhat neglected blog in the next week or so.
Tent, bins, weeds, parking signs, graffiti. One minute from Brighton town centre. Not a tourist in sight.
General election 2017. .. and oh how the nation sniggered as we watched Theresa May humiliated by her own arrogance and then climb into bed with the British version of the Taliban to hang onto power. Just as Dunkirk and the Charge of the Light Brigade were defeats, Corbyn claims a heroic victory.. hats off to him though… if the rest of the Blairite Tory tribute act within his own ranks had got stuck in he may well have won it .. that would almost have been on a par with Leicester winning the Premiership. Other election highlights were Amber Rudd looking like she’d sat in something when her result was announced, Lord Bucket Head, and of course the salt in the wound of Labour winning Kensington by 20 votes. Politics used to be dull.. this is hilarious. if not somewhat disconcerting at the same time. Ho hum. X
You put your best foot forward, you break a leg. What came first the chicken or the egg ? Let’s re -invent the wheel.
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