Perfect art deco day

Not much to say about this picture of the art deco de la Warre Pavilion in Bexhill On Sea.

The perfect part was getting strong sunlight and a blue sky on the right day at the right time. I wanted the picture to have the warm feel of summer days in the 1930’s when this Pavilion was built. Dull and overcast skies would not have helped. The sky is a major influence in a black and white picture.

This picture recommends its self to me because my memory of the day will be getting up at 8am having a leisurely breakfast of Muesli and Toast washed down with a cup or two English Breakfast Tea with good friends. The height of the mid-December sun was just perfect at 10am when I snapped this. None of the vulgar 5am starts for me!

If you haven’t guessed the process yet the soft glow effect was done in camera with a Lensbaby wide open recording only the Infrared light. The strong graphic diagonal shape of the building appeals to me in this composition.

(c) Andy Beel FRPS

6 responses to Perfect art deco day

  1. LensScaper says:

    Highly original. This is a beautiful building. We were as much captivated by the building as by the sea frontage and its pair of miniature bandstands.


  2. athyfoto says:

    An extraordinarily simple, graphic, image and yet it holds my attention for a long time. Thanks for sharing this.


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