South of England Blog August 4th, 2015

August 04, 2015 at 7:54 PM

Tuesday Aug 4th - Brighton Palace - Royal Tunbridge Wells - Pier Night Shoot

Our second day in the South of England was spend touring along the coast, then visiting the village of Royal Tunbridge Wells and a night shoot at Brighton Pier.

Our first photoshoot this morning was at the Palace here in Brighton. This beautiful structure and grounds was built and given as a gift to King George IV. Interesting enough he never stayed a day in the palace. 

Then on to the coast and Royal Tunbridge Wells. We had some free time in Tunbridge Wells. The village during the Victoria era was know for it’s healing springs.Queen Victoria was a frequent visitors to this area for the springs.  Two of our group members Ray and Jette had the opportunity to meet up with cousins while in Tunbridge today.

Then after dinner we went out to the pier to do some night photography.  There is plenty of amusements and lights on the pier to photography.  Tomorrow we move on from Brighton travel along the coast towards the west, visiting Rye, Hastings and Dover then up to Canterbury for the next two evenings.

Enjoy todays images, and good night from the group in Brighton, England.

The main Palace gates, the building has an India flavour to it’s construction.

There were some beautiful gardens within the Palace walls.


Another view of the Palace.


The reflections in a small water pool of the Palace.


Andrew and Gail work on a few reflections shots.


Two young lovers in the Palace park this morning.


Double decker reflections.


B&W of the white cliffs.


Panorama of the cliffs this morning.


B&W of a couple enjoying the beach.


The trees are just like a tunnel.


Lunch in Royal Tunbridge Wells.


Ray and Jette meeting with their cousins Mary and Peter. Thanks Tammy for the image.


Collins Jewellery - Any relation Ray and Jette??


Royal Tunbridge train station.


 Ron waiting for a train??


Now time to bail out the girls.


Snacks before the train.


Time exposure of Brighton Pier this evening.


The hardest part of the shot was waiting for the wheel to spin.


This giant ferris wheel is at the entrance to the docks and made for great photos.


Ron taking a shot, thanksTammy for this great image.


Andrew poising for a painting with light plus time exposure during our night photography shot!


Last shot of the evening - Brighton Pier shots time exposure zoom!


That's it for this evening, check back tomorrow for more updates and photographs. Good night from all the Trekkers in Brighton, England.


Please add a comment

Posted by Brian on
Gail, it looks like you're having a lot of fun. Keep smiling.
Posted by Eva MacDonald on
Nice to see the Collins pair have a jewelry store,if there's any relation I'm open to anything! Keep enjoying your trip.including your new found friends. Eva
Posted by Jerry on
Very much enjoy the photos and it looks like a fun trip so far. Looking forward to more from this trip.
Posted by Heather on
Great pics so far... great that mom and dad could meet up with dad's cousins... keep the pictures coming... love looking at them and getting inspired!!
Posted by verna woodworth on
Hi folks......great photos and glad to see Ray and Jette meeting another one of the cousins......Evan folk in all corners of the globe......enjoy your hols......Verna
Posted by Nancy Anne on
I don't think the girls were in jail - I think it was the entrance to the shopping area! Looks like fun - wish I was there!...NA
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