Sunday, 4 May 2014

Torpor, Village View and Path to Saint John

"Torpor" :- The "blue hour" at Ovingdean Gap (near brighton) on the Sussex coast of England provided me with this atmospheric beach shot. The chalk bed is very reflective as it's scrubbed clean twice a day by the pebbles scraping over it with the tides. This means that when the natural lighting conditions are right the colours of the evening sky are mirrored by the chalk creating an eerie glow.

"Village View" :- This is a shot taken from Park Street in the village of Falmer in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England. The village is ancient and was at one point held by Wilton Abbey. After the Norman conquest the village was givenm to the wife of William de Warenne the 1st Earl of Surrey. The village has unfortunately suffered due to the 20th century as it's now split in two by the A27 road. Beyond the fields in the distance is the village of Kingston and hen the town of Lewes where William de Warenne and his wife rebuilt Lewes Castle and founded Lewes Priory.

"Path to Saint John" :- The Church of Saint John is located in the small village of Piddinghoe. The population of the village is with (approx) 264 people living there., it lies 6 miles (9.65 Km) south of Lewes and just 2.5 miles (4.02 Km) from the coast and was once a major player in trade of smuggling. The church is a mixture of 12th, 13th and 19th Century architecture and is one of only three in Sussex that was built with a round Norman tower instead of the traditional square ones.

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