Brighton's Victorian Band Stand
While taking a stroll along the Brighton seafront one evening I came across this old Victorian band stand (Brighton Bandstand), and was quite mesmerized by it. Illuminated by lights it stood out magically against the black sky. I have several photographs of it, and it has had the full monty in my array of adobe enhancements.
The first photo I took was at night, as after my first encounter with it I decided it would be a good opportunity to try out some night time photography. Putting the camera (Canon 400D) on a tripod enabled me to use a long exposure time of 1.3 seconds and get a good balanced photograph. I was very pleased with the result.
One summer evening I photographed the band stand, capturing the warm orange glow of the setting sun, a few seagulls and the Brighton angel in the background. Using a fast exposure time of 1/2000 the original photo was more of a silhouette. I adjusted the exposure in Lightroom and used a composite to add a hint of purple across the horizon.
You can find this most beautiful of old Victorian band stands along the seafront of Brighton towards Hove.