Friday, 3 July 2015

Drained of Colour, Pines and Summer Wind

Drained of Colour :- A dark storm creeps over the English Channel and edges its way toward the shoreline. The closer it gets the more it sucks the colour out of everything until the entire scene is a mixture of grey and brown. It was cold and clammy too. You could smell and taste the salt in the air as the pressure began to drop. It was a sign that things were about to get wet and wild so I made my escpape while I had the chance. The image was shot on the beach at Ovingdean Gap near Brighton , England.

Pines :- Shadows and trees. I wish it were possible to infuse the image with smells too as the entire area had a wonderful thick pine aroma to it. This is "Alpine Valley" within the 18th Century lanscaped garden that is Painshill Park in Cobham, Surrey. The park was created between 1738 and 1773 and has over the last few decades been restored to its former glory.

Summer Wind :- An old barn sits high on the cliff top of Seaford Head on the South coast of England. In the distance the majestic and magnificent white face of the "Seven Sisters" cliffs can be seen as well as Birling Gap, the Belle Tout lighthouse and Beachy Head. From here it's a 15 to 20 minute walk down to the picturesque Cuckmere Haven and the famous coastguard cottages.

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