Saturday, 7 February 2015

Resort Inferno, On the Rise and By the Hound

"Resort Inferno" :- I ran like crazy to get this shot. It's just over a mile or 1.60 km between Brighton's Marina and Pier. As the sun was setting I found myself between the two and wasn't much closer when the clouds started to create this pattern in the early evening sky. So I started to pick up my pace, which turned into a jog which eventually became a full on run. I got there in time, made it onto the beach, set up the camera and grabbed the shots. It was only after the job was done that I realised just how out of breath I was. Having said that I'd rather run along the prom whilst being creative than find myself jogging on a machine in a gym next to a bunch of other sweat joggers on machines...and paying for the privilege!

"On the Rise" :- A few benches sit at the top of the steep rise of the coastline. The edge of the cliffs is fenced off to the left and to the right is the bust A259 coast road known as "Marine Drive" on the stretch between Saltdean and Kemptown in Brighton. The coastline is a roller coaster walk full of large bumps and deep dips. This section of the cliffs is as you walk from The Whitecliffs Cafe in Saltdean towards the next village along which is Rottingdean.

"By the Hound" :- An atmospheric and quite moody shot of the famous Hound Tor located between Bovey Tracey and Widecombe-in-the-Moor on Dartmoor, Devon. It's said that this is the tor that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write "The Hound of the Baskervilles". This heavily weathered granite outcrop is colossal in size and as you wander around all it's nooks and crannies you get a real sense of its age along with a rather strange sense of insignificance. Just to the south-east of the tor you will find the remains of Hundatora which was once a medieval village. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and is said to have been abandoned sometime before the year 1350.

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