Tuesday, 30 June 2015

A Walk in the Park, Bridge Shade and Sunlit Groyne

A Walk in the Park :- Upon entering Painshill Park in Cobham (Surrey) this is one of the first views that you encounter as you wander up the path that leads into the main area of the park itself. It's a vast area of land that was landscaped in the 18th century and has since been painstakingly restored back to its former grandeur. Originally the park was more than 200 acres (0.81 km2) and was the mastermind of Charles Hamilton, nowadays it has lost a little of its original size but is still an impressive 158 acres (0.64 km2). It's a beautiful place to explore with many follies and things of interest to hold your attention as well as having a large lake and working waterwheel.

Bridge Shade :- Bridge '89' is also known as Pear Tree Bridge and it's one of the bridges that crosses the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. It used to carry vehicles (presumably horse drawn coaches and possibly very early motor cars) but is now closed to traffic and only used by cyclists, pedestrians and the odd horse and rider. The bridge was built in 1918 and is 6.096 meters or 20ft in length.

Sunlit Groyne :- It's easy to miss things when the sun is going down. You automatically focus on the West and forget there's an entire world surrounding you that's also affected by the changing light and conditions. This is why I have now taught myself to turn 360° every once in a while to make sure I'm not missing something when I am out with my camera. This shot proves the point. Normally a very dull and grey breakwater / groyne is turned into a golden wedge cutting into the sea. All other colours around compliment it and make it stand out and shine within the entire image. It was shot on the beach at Ovingdean Gap to the east of the City of Brighton on the south coast of England.

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