A hundred yards or so down the promenade from the East Beach cafe in Littlehampton you will find this rather strange architectural feature. A snaking line that crosses the frame like the rollercoaster from hell. I’ve searched for information about this feature without success – I’ll try again next time we go down that way.
Viewed from the inland side looking out to sea, you can get a clear shot of people passing by (not many on the day we were there) but in summer I suspect there will be plenty of them. The frame then feels it is broken up into a series of odd-shaped windows and that lends itself to people watching.
The image you see is the best of a small number I shot that day – the people neatly fitted into the ‘windows’ and I particularly liked the dog trying hard to catch up.
When I am out and about with a camera, I often see objects, buildings or landscapes that I know are capable of yielding good images but not on that occasion. It may be lack of time, poor light, bad weather etc. But when I spot a potential target I will always take a ‘shot’ and file it away back home in what I call my visual scrapbook as a reminder of somewhere or something to re-visit. If it’s in London I now try to remember to shoot the road sign so I have some idea of where the ‘target’ is. Looking back through a lot of my architectural images of London I am discovering that I have little idea of where many of them were taken although by tracking through the set of images taken on that day I can narrow the search down. It’s very frustrating to want to re-shoot a building and having to spend a lot of time trying to find it. And that’s my thought for the day – think ahead and consider taking an image that enable you to find that place again. And that makes me think about GPS co-ordinates – but it’s far too early in the day to consider that!