Friday, 10 October 2014

Four Candles, Darkening Skies and Valley Dreams

"Four Candles" :- A shot from within Ye Olde Salutation Inne which is located in Fore Street in the small coastal town and fishing port of Looe in Cornwall. The pub is a Grade II listed timber framed 17th Century building (so it was built in the 1600's). The window in this image is actually much later as that dates from the 19th Century. There's a very old world, historical feel about this place. As you sit drinking and looking out the window you sense that little has changed over the centuries apart from electric lights and modern signage. This was the domain of the pirates and smugglers and of the excisemen that were forever trying to catch them.

"Darkening Skies" :- Moody and brooding heavy skies gave this normally pleasant scene a quite dark and evil look. This field is just to the side of the Balcombe Viaduct near Haywards Heath in West Sussex. I'd drven out their to photograph the incredible Victorian construction and then typically went on a walkabout afterwards. The menacing sky was too good an opportunity to ignore.

"Valley Dreams" :- Poppies grow at the side of a field that sits within the Castle Hill Nature Reserve on the edge of Brighton in Sussex, England. This entire region is now a conservation area and is free to wander and explore. Castle Hill is one of the finest examples of ancient, wildflower-rich, chalk grassland sites in the country and is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Biogenetic Reserve by the Council of Europe and is also a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) under the European Habitats Directive.

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