Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Rock Bottom, National Railway Museum and Halflight

Rock Bottom :- A complete whiteout as afternoon sunlight hits the white chalk face of the seven Sisters cliffs at Cuckmere Haven on the South Coast of England. This is the strecth of beach that you see Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman landing on at the beginning of the "Robin Hood : Prince of Thieves" movie. These cliffs roll on towards the East before dipping at Birlign Gap and then rising once again to form Beachy Head which is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 metres (531 ft) above sea level. The cliffs at Cuckmere Haven are 91.44 metres (300ft) in places and still have the ability to make you feel very insignificant and small, especially when you're down on the beach during low tide.

National Railway Museum :- I shot this from an old iron footbridge that was once the Railway footbridge from Percy Main Colliery station but is now an exhibit within the National Railway Museum in York, Yorkshire. It provided a great vantage point to get this view overlooking just a small section of the vast museum that contains nearly 300 rail vehicles from times gone by. The "Great Hall" has one enormous window at one end and contains some of the biggest locomotives in the National Collection. Entry to the museum is free.

Halflight :- March 2013 and there was still some snow on the ground after a particularly cold snap on the south coast of England. After wrapping up warm I decided to take a walk around the picturesque Stanmer Park which was at one time the estate of Stanmer House, a Grade I listed mansion built in 1722. It was a fresh morning and the walk was a tiring combination of crunching on snow and slipping in mud. This shot was taken on one of the higher paths tucked around the back of the park which come out and exit near the winding Ditchling Road. Stanmer park is located near Sussex University on the edge of Brighton.

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