Friday, 21 September 2012

A Stunning View, a Bergman Booster and a Field of Color

"Friston Forest". This is a spectacular view looking at the River Cuckmere and the huge sprawling Friston Forest from "High & Over" near the town of Seaford on the south coast of England. Friston Forest is 3,000 acres of dense woodland. I'd like to give special mention to Paul T Beard and give thanks for giving me directions to this wonderful scenic viewpoint.

Image two is titled "Power". It's a dramatic shot of a power terminal and booster aerial post on "Mount Pleasant" between the village of Ovingdean and Woodngdean in Sussex, England. The sky and lighting was just right for me to catch the entire scene in silhouette. Because I was down on the path and the terminal was raised up on the grass rise of the hill I was able to get a classic 1940's type perspective that was reminiscent of the films of Ingmar Bergman.

As an extra treat I also managed to capture something that I only noticed when processing this shot. If you look halfway up the aerial post, on the right hand side you can clearly see the silhouette of a large woodpecker.

Last image for today has the simple title of "Yellow". Rapeseed (Brassica napus) is apparently a bright yellow flowering member of the mustard or cabbage family. According to Wikipedia "The name derives from the Latin for turnip, rāpa or rāpum, and is first recorded in English at the end of the 14th century. Older writers usually distinguished the turnip and rape by the adjectives round and long(-rooted) respectively". It is also the third largest source of vegetable oil in the world. This field was between Falmer and Woodingdean (England) and stretched for miles.

All Photography © Justin Hill