Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Coast Posts, 2 Tokens Per Person and A Place of Shadows

"Coast Posts" :- A very famous stretch of English coastline. This is the Cuckemere Estuary and the famous Seven Sisters cliffs on the Sussex coast. This is where the River Cuckmere meets the English Channel. The Seven Sisters often appear in movies doubling up as the white cliffs of Dover (which are no longer white and have a huge ferry port obscurring of them) and run from Cuckemere Haven along to Birling Gap and are just West of Beachy Head which is the highest chalk cliff face in Britain. The names of the Seven Sisters are (West to East) Haven Brow, Short Brow, Rough Brow, Brass Point, Flat Hill, Bailey's Hill and Went Hill. This image was shot at low tide during a very hot and sunny August back in 2012.

"2 Tokens Per Person" :- Old style entertainment at its most ornate and wonderful best. A stroll along the pier and a ride on the carousel is the way Victorians would get their thrills on a day out. No electronic gadgetry here, no flat screen or MP3 pruduced music. This was all mechanically done and it still is ... and it's fantastic. There's nothing quite like the sound of a carousel organ thumping out a tune on real instruments as it reads the music from its pinned barrel or cardboard book. This original & historical carousel is situated on the end of Brighton's famous Victorian Pier on the south coast of England.

"A Place of Shadows" :- This was shot early morning as I went for a stroll before breakfast. It was taken in a lane just on the edge of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, a small village located within the heart of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England. I'd woken feeling refreshed and was so excited to be in such a beautiful place I'd grabbed by camera and gone for a stroll. The sun was still at a reasonably low angle and was doing its best to wake up whilst lighting up the trees and mildew covered grasses. It gave the surrounding area a very mystical and mythical look and feel to it ... but then again that's Dartmoor in general!

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