THIS breathtaking image of Brighton’s Palace Pier illuminated at dusk was captured by photographer Stephen Tomlinson.

And it has now been shortlisted in the architecture category of one of the world’s most prestigious photography contests, the Sony World Photography Awards 2020.

The competition received 193,000 entries from photographers in more than 200 countries.

Mr Tomlinson said: “I headed to this iconic location for sunset and waited for the attractions at the end of the pier to light up.

“I knew this twilight period would offer the best conditions to capture what I had in mind.

The Argus:

“The resulting image is quite abstract, with the funfair appearing almost like a giant pinball machine.”

More than 100 images were shortlisted in this year’s open contest and judges had the hard task of picking ten category winners.

The categories included architecture, culture, landscape, natural world and wildlife, street photography and travel.

The ten winners now have to wait until June 9 to find out who will be declared the overall open competition winner.