Monday, 23 June 2014

Halo, Dramatic Sky and Into The Trees

"Halo" :- A slightly odd and surreal image of an old iron support that used to help hold up the West Pier (built it 1866 and closed to the public in 1975). Corroded, rusted and oxidised by time, its vibrant and violent burnt umber colouring stands out against the more gentle and soothing hues of the sky beyond.

"Dramatic Sky" :- A powerfully dark and foreboding sky darkens the water of Mevagissey Harbour on the coast of Cornwall. There was a cold scent of salt in the air, after a few minutes you could also taste it on your lipsl. A prickliness seemed to charge everything that caused a slight tingling sensation. The water went flat, the temperature dropped and everything got even darker.

"Into The Trees" :- This old farm lane is located in a natural valley that is partof the Castle Hill National Nature Reserve which is (according to the Natural England website) one of the finest examples of ancient, wildflower-rich, chalk grassland sites in the country. Castle Hill is also designated as an SSSI, a Biogenetic Reserve by the Council of Europe and is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) under the European Habitats Directive. Hard to believe it's just a 10 minute drive from where I live on the outskirts of Brighton.

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