Thursday, 28 August 2014

Morning Gate, Lower Walk and Sparkle

"Morning Gate" :- I'd got up, drawn the heavy curtains and looked out the wall of glass onto a sunlit Dartmoor, an area of moorland in south Devon, England. In my excitement I suddenly found myself dressed and walking up the tight country lane with my camera at 8:00 am. This was one of the first shots I took that morning as the sun started to slowly fll the fields with light for the day. I must have been out exploring for at least an hour before finally returning to the house in time for some coffee and toast. Dartmoor is Protected by National Park status as Dartmoor National Park and covers 954 square kilometres or 368.3 sq miles. It's an area I'd love to fully explore as it's picturesque, wild and so full of surprises.

"Lower Walk" :- This is a shot of the famous Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells which is in the country of Kent, England. The town became famous as a spa during the Restoration period and developed into a tourist resort under Beau Nash (born Richard Nash and was a celebrated dandy and leader of fashion in 18th-century Britain) when the Pantiles and the Chalybeate spring attracted visitors. In the late 1600's buildings were springing up throughout the spa town and shops were built beside the 175 yards (160 m) long Pantiles promenade. Today the entire area is a mixture of antique shops, art galleries, caf├ęs, restaurants and bars.

"Sparkle" :- Looking at this image it's hard to believe that it was taken just to the East of Brighton Marina on the south coast of England as it looks like it could easily have been a shot of the Mediterranean. Usually the English Channel is a grey / green mixture of thrashing waves and white horses and nothing like the idyllic vision I happened to find back in June.

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