Friday, 12 September 2014

Abi Around the Harbour

Leaving the beach in Shoreham there were other locations round the harbour to explore and first stop was the new footbridge over the harbour to the town. It was surprisingly busy so the only option to use the people. Using the reflections in the glass panels was another bonus. All the while the conversation never stopped and it was then on to the strangest houseboats you could imagine. Boats fused with cars and coached but by far the most interesting was a converted Torpedo Boat. This was hard as we didn't want to offend the residents. From there it was of for a well deserved lunch close to the old Toll Bridge in a pub The Amsterdam with a cool beer on a very hot day.
I have no idea how long the sunken boat had been in the estuary  but it was a brilliant prop some some atmospheric shots. Onto the bridge and the last of the locations playing with shadows and patterns. A terrific day in the wonderful company of Abi Flynn.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Seaside Stories With Abi

There are times when things fall into place because the preparation is done. I visited all but one locations which were going to use during the day and I knew things would go smoothly as communications between Abi and myself are always good. I always know that things will go well as Abi is such a switched on young lady and we get on so well. First stop was Brighton and Hove Bandstand. It's architecture is very ornate both with the structure and flooring. Most people might say that bright blue sky and lovely sunshine is perfect. Not the case as the high sun position creates harsh shadows so flash is used to compensate. Location did not let me down as you can see. 

Second stop was Shoreham Beach. A bit of a hidden gem. A stony beach with beach huts and lovely rock breakwaters which seem to shimmer. The beach huts were not occupied in the main
so selecting a couple we went ahead. Some reflecting fashion with the geometric shapes of the huts and of course my orange safari chair. Other shots came across with a more retro style. Again very important to use flash.
We wandered down the beach for bikini shots which was a little more awkward with people around but the sea was clean with just enough in the way of waves.to create fun. In the sea and on the rocks everything fitted together as we laughed and smiled. Lovely morning to our shoot and it was off to our next location. You will have to wait for the afternoon installment with the lovely Abi.....