Well, we’ve been lucky of late down ‘ere, with two – two! – days of wonderful spring sunshine in a row. Those of you in warmer climates may snigger, but oh, it’s so amazing to stroll along the coast without being buffeted, soaked or chilled to the bone. Ooh, speaking of which, there’s a new display at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery called Chilled to the Bone: Ice Age Sussex, which is all about, ahem, the ice age, in Sussex. It’s got lots of interesting local finds on show, along with the biggest anthropological hoax of the 20th century: Piltdown Man. Check out the museum’s website for more info. www.brighton-hove.rpml.org.uk
Back to the matter at hand (I like wandering off on tangents, see) which is of course the all-important winner of March’s Flickr competition! March’s theme was Love Food, LoveBrighton, and we had some iconic shots of Brighton Rock and some yummy looking lollipops.
But our favourite photo just had to be this black and white snap of a chap in a hat, eating his lunch at a café in Kemp Town. We really liked the candid nature of this snapshot of the ordinary lunches had by ordinary folks in Brighton. And it looks pretty tasty to be honest – hearty fry-up? Yum.
To celebrate the great, the good and the downright tasty in Brighton, the winner, Mark_Rennocks, has won vouchers to spend at the equally delicious Riddle & Finns fish restaurant in The Lanes. I did try to pose as the winner to win these, but alas, was foiled before my plan had even begun – those pesky scruples!
Here's a few words from Mark:
I used to frequent Figaro's Cafe a lot last year when i was working in Kemp Town. I had taken some time away from work for a rest, and to get around and take some pictures again.
On one of my picture strolls I thought I'd pop in and get a bacon sandwich. This guy asked me for the pepper as his breakfast arrived. Well, I saw the steam coming off it, and there you go, the picture.
I live in Brighton and it can be very satisfying for pictures. I like to walk and get in my zone. Then the pictures come. People, Dogs and moments!
The theme for April is Love Light, LoveBrighton and we know, we know, we know, the theme for December was Love LightS, but we’re thinkin’ the brighter evenings will provide some interesting colours and thus, captures. We do think about these things.
So get out in the sunshine, and capture the light in Brighton & Hove, whatever the time of day or night, and get them uploaded to our LoveBrighton Flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/lovebrighton