Monday, 21 November 2011

Flickr Competition Winner!

At the end of October, we announced our very first LoveBrighton Flickr competition winner! The lovely MichelleBrighton took an enthralling picture of the seafront through a bus shelter, and had everyone in the office talking about it! Here she tells us a bit about herself and the image...

Siobhan :)

I was given a camera 6 months ago and since that point, it has travelled pretty much everywhere with me, I think my partner uses the word ‘obsessive’.

Brighton is a fantastic place to take photos. The range and character of the people, places and events means that there is always something interesting to capture. As I have been teaching myself photography this is great as it has given me plenty of scope to try out lots of different projects and ideas; extending from the more obvious shots of the nonetheless fantastic Pavilion, through to bloodthirsty, rampaging zombies!

Having said this, I particularly love the way having my camera with me makes me look more closely at the mundane everyday things and find their hidden interest, which is how I ended up taking the bus shelter picture. It was a gorgeous ‘Indian’ summer evening after work and I decided to take a stroll on the prom to catch a shot of the sunset with some local landmarks in the background. On the way to the pier, I noticed the graffiti writing in the dirt on the bus shelter window and liked the effect of the light from the setting sun behind it. I realised that I could get a picture of this with both the pier and the wheel in the background and I really liked the effect.

When I submitted the picture to the LoveBrighton group I had no idea that it would end up winning the competition, I was just enjoying going out and taking photos around my home town and having a place to share them. So when the notifying email arrived I was absolutely made up!

I’d like to thank the lovely people who run the Flickr group for prize and encourage anybody else out there who takes pictures around Brighton and wants to join in, to do so by joining the Flickr group and submitting to the pool… You never know, it could be you writing this blog next month!


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