Saturday, 27 September 2014

Bench in the Shade, Bell Tor and Clamming

"Bench in the Shade" :- A bench sits in the shade of a walled garden in the village of Rottingdean on the edge of Brighton. This was once the private garden of Rudyard Kipling. He lived at "The Elms" in Rottingdean village between 1897 and 1902, it was here that he wrote some of the "Just So" stories as well as "Stalky & Co" and "Kim". The gardens are freely open to the public seven days a week and close at dusk.

"Bell Tor" :- An early morning shot of Bell Tor which sits high above the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor within the heart of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England. The Tor is 400 m / 1312 ft above sea-level and sits on the side of Chinkwell Tor. It's hard to get a grasp of scale in this image as the Tor doesn't look so big from this viewpoint but the closer you get the more it dwarfs you. If you have never visited Dartmoor National Park before it's well worth it as it offers scenery that's unique to Britain.

"Clamming" :- The "blue hour" on Hove beach during low tide. An ethereal glow consumed everything in its wake as a few ventured out onto the wet sands with their buckets to hunt for clams. There was an unearthly peacefulness that took everything on, all was still, all was quiet. The horizon gently pulsed with the dying colours of the sun as the night began to creep into position.

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