Friday, 19 December 2014

Stand Your Ground, Farm Lane and Red Hot Pokers

"Stand Your Ground" :- The title refers to me taking the shot rather than anything else. I'd set up the camera, put the tripod in place well clear of the tide and chose my moment to 'click'. No sooner had I done that than a large wave broke and the salt water rushed towards me further and quicker than it had previously done before. As soon as the shot was in the camera I grabbed everything and advanced up the beach to relative safety. This is a shot from November 2012 and it was taken on a cold, winters afternoon as a storm was approaching from the West. Once again the beach in question is at Ovngdean Gap near brighton on the South Coast of England.

"Farm Lane" :- Brooding and moody. This is the lane that runs by the side of Bulstrode Farm in the vllage of Ovingdean. Cars can travel as far as the trees and then it's closed to vehicles but if you're on foot you can walk all the way into Brighton from here...and I often do. This area is part of the original village that's mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. In the field on the left they have found remains of a Medieval manor house and next to that is the 11th Century Church of St Wulfran's.

"Red Hot Pokers" :- Here's an image that was shot in Nymans which is a National Trust garden at Handcross, Haywards Heath in West Sussex, England. In the distance you can just make out the ruins of Nymans House which was at one time the home to Anne Messel (1902-1992), the Countess of Rosse and her second husband the 6th Earl of Rosse. The house was ravaged by a disastrous fire in 1947 and now ruins are all that remain apart from one small section that was salvaged and lived in for a while.

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