Tim's One Photograph a Day

Bench with a View.

Bench Overlooking Shoreham Airport.

Bench: Looking across the Adur to the Channel.

Looking across the Adur to the Channel.

This spot is in a quiet location on the South Downs. Yet this bench, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooks the busy A27 and Shoreham Airport.

The bridge over the River Adur was one of the first Box Girder bridges in the country, constructed in 1969. Shortly after it opened, following problems with similar bridges elsewhere, it was reduced to a single lane each way for repairs. Behind that can be seen the previous wooden road bridge. It was originally constructed in 1781, and rebuilt, again in wood, in 1916. Owned by the railway, it remained a toll bridge until it closed in 1970.

To the right of the toll bridge can be seen the airport, with its line of runway lights. Between the airport and the sea is part of the conurbation between Worthing and Brighton. To the right (west) of the River Adur is Lancing, to the East is Shoreham.

A high ISO and some HDR treatment gives this photograph a grainy texture, in keeping with the texture of the bench. It may be a quiet place to relax, but there is plenty of modern life to enjoy.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 4 Oct 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 14mm
  • F/5.6
  • 1/30 Sec
  • ISO 3200

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