Friday, 4 July 2014

Splash of Red, Lobster Pots and Within The Forest

"Splash of Red" :- I am so very fortunate to live where I do. There's the hustle and bustle of the city of Brighton with it's clubs, restaurants and bars. Then there's the vast expanse of water that is the English Channel, spread out and wide open. Then there's the farmland, green field areas and south downs with their rolling hills and greenery in all directions. This image was shot a few days ago (2nd July 2014) and just a 10 minute walk from my front door. It looks south across the fields towards Roedean (you can see the famous School just left of center) and out to sea. A large number of vibrant poppies stand out among the corn in the distance.

"Lobster Pots" :- A large stack of lobster pots sit by the edge of a harbour. The tide is slowly on its return but the weather is turning also, the skies are darkening, the temperature is falling and the clouds look like they mean business. It was evening in the Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey, the tourists had all gone home, the coach park was empty and there was a sudden serenity and calmness that fell over everything. Just the odd gull breaking silence as they skudded by and he gentle sound of lapping water.

"Within The Forest" :- Friston Forest is within the South Downs National Park in East Sussex, England. It's a vast, dense area of woodland covering an impressive 3,000 acres. It is riddled with a large number of paths and routes but is also very easy to get lost within if you are not paying attention. Much of the forest dates from the 1950s as that's when many of the beech and conifers were planted. The Forest is situated just to the side of the the Seven Sisters Country Park and the Cuckmere Estuary near Seaford.

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