Bognor Regis Blues

There are places with interesting names like Bognor Regis on the south coast of England that seem like they are fascinating places to visit.

This guy in the picture “Bognor Regis Blues” summed the place up for me as he gazed out to sea with his can of beer in hand at 11.00 in the morning, desparate to get away.

In my mind I had expected the sea front to be like Brighton with the stone facades of  Victorian hotels and apartments. The reality was slightly different 1960’s low- rise, low-cost low quality buildings.

What was it that George III said about buggering Bognor – the town planners did it for him in th 1960’s.

(c) Andy Beel FRPS

9 responses to Bognor Regis Blues

  1. Paula says:

    My feelings about the Bognor Blues photo echo all those already expressed plus a little bit more.


  2. robjbc says:

    Excellent shot. Love the strong leading line, the perfect DOF and the dramatic tones. Draws you in and keeps you there, even after you’ve stopped looking at it.


    • andybeel says:

      Hi Rob thanks for the kind words, it was taken with a 70-200mm lens at 200mm and f2.8 hand held. For years I have prefered the 100-400mm zoom because of the addition zoom range but always used it on a monopod due the weight. I’ve had the 70-200mm f2.8 IS lens for a few years and hardly used it, I think I ought to use it more often. Andy


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