Friday, 28 August 2015

Sun at the Top, Darkened Coast and From Garden to Castle

Sun at the Top :- A shot of a few houses overlooking the beach of East Looe in south-east Cornwall. It was roughly 8pm and the sun was finally retiring for the night but just catching the tops of the accomodation and trees on the top of the hill. This quaint fishing town is now mainly a haven for tourists and is also now a centre for shark fishing.

Darkened Coast :- A black veil of cloud sweeps in over the sea and coast. The wind picks up and the teperature drops down. All you can taste is salt and all you can feel is a clammy dankness to everything. A storm is on its way and it means business. The sea is raging, churning and throwing itself around like a stroppy teenager but is largely ignored due to it being low tide. The rocks sit and wait as the first drops of rain begin to fall.

From Garden to Castle :- The 16th Century Southover Grange was built in 1572 for William Newton and was constructed with Caen limestone taken from the ruins of Lewes Priory. The large Elizabethan House has extensive well kept gardens that include some very old trees as well as a few planted by a young Princess Elizaberth in 1951 before she became Queen Elizabeth II. There are various areas and sections of garden as well as the Winterbourne Stream which divides the graden in two. This shot and image was taken from one of the areas at the back of the graden and look up the hill towards the main part of the town and Lewes Castle (upper middle of image) which was built in 1069 by William de Warenne the1st Earl of Surrey and son-in-law of William the Conqueror.

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