Just had a great weekend down on the south coast staying in Brighton, and meeting up with friends made on the photo holiday in Marrakech in 2008. We spent Saturday visiting Sheffield Park National Trust Garden, in rather mixed weather. No sooner had we arrived than we had to retreat to the tearoom while a thunderstorm passed over.
The slight overcast improved the conditions for taking the Autumn colours (good straight autumn colour tutorial here). I have to admit I set out to take full-blown HDR shots, and am well pleased with them, as much because they gave me back some texture to the sky as anything else, I didn’t need to wind up the colours particularly much, as the next photo shows, they were fairly popping when there was even a hint of sun, though the HDR helps when the light is totally flat.
Sunday we did something I had never expected to do in the 3 years I lived in the area — we went out along the pier, which gave a great view along the coast. After that we visited a very strange photo exhibition, part of the Brighton Photo Biennial, on the top floor in the Brighton Dome before we left to go home.