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After 24 hours of flying, we arrived in Brighton, England, for the 2016 ITF World Championship. I did not alter this image, except to set the aspect ratio to 16:9.

2016 ITF World Championships, Brighton England
Tournament Venue,
SAMSUNG SM-G900M, ƒ/2.2 1/2080 4.8mm ISO40

Our experience started with a visit to the beach near our hotel. This image was cropped to remove a bicycle in the lower right foreground. Aspect ration is 16:9.

English Channel
English Channel
SAMSUNG SM-G900M, ƒ/2.2 1/1104 4.8mm ISO40

The Brighton Palace Pier, opened in 1899, extends over 1700 feet into the English Channel. It features a carnival, arcade, fun house, concert hall, food and beer garden. This image was cropped and the aspect ration set to 4:3.

Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier
SAMSUNG SM-G900M, ƒ/2.2 1/2168 4.8mm ISO40

I caught this image of my daughter on the beach. She hates having her photo taken so it was a lucky shot to get a truly candid image. I cropped the image to remove most of the unneeded space around the center. The aspect ratio is 4:3.

Alaskan on the Channel
SAMSUNG SM-G900M, ƒ/2.2 1/802 4.8mm ISO40

On the way back to the hotel, we stopped by the amusements on the boardwalk. Sarah won a blue monkey toy at one of the games. I cropped put part of the roadway and set the aspect ratio to 3:2.

carousel on boardwalk
Carousel on boardwalk
SAMSUNG SM-G900M, ƒ/2.2 1/832 4.8mm ISO40

I tried to take photos of my daughter competing but I was too far away from the competition floor to get anything worth sharing. I purchased the following two photos from the tournament photographer and included them here to fill in this part of the story.

Sarah preparing to spar
Ready to rumble
Sarah sparring at championship 2016
POW!

Sarah lost individual sparring. But the US Girls team took a gold in specialty breaking, and bronzes in power breaking, sparring and patterns. These are Sarah’s medals with her monkey. The monkey is wearing the medal for sparring, the only team event Sarah was in.

Monkey and medals on US flag
Monkey and Medals
SAMSUNG SM-G900M, ƒ/2.2 4.8mm

After 5 days of intense competition, we were ready to go home. But no trip to England would be complete without an image of the iconic red telephone booth. This image was actually taken from the bus on our way to Heathrow airport and is set to 4:3 aspect ratio. This is the only image I color enhanced.

red telephone booth, London
London Calling
SAMSUNG SM-G900M, ƒ/2.2 1/30 4.8mm ISO40

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