A perfect winter’s day

IMG_8299Our first visit to Leith Hill was in thick mist a few days after Christmas – click here to view that post. There was no view that day and the nearby trees loomed atmospherically – a slice of the landscape devoid of context.

Two days ago we returned.  The sun shone from a cloudless sky, the temperature had been hovering around the freezing point for several days and the mud was frozen stiff. What a transformation compared with our previous visit.

We looked out across the low-lying Weald of Sussex, much of it forested, into a hazy distance. Around and above us the coniferous trees of the summit plateau stood tall and majestic reaching up into a deep blue sky.

It would be hard to beat a day as good as this, but I know I will return, again and again, to find and explore more of this fascinating hill.

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Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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13 Responses to A perfect winter’s day

  1. oneowner says:

    Today we received 12 inches of snow, so this looks pretty nice to me. Snow is very over rated.

  2. shoreacres says:

    Sometimes, bare but frozen ground communicates “cold” better than a heavy snow cover. Snow can be pretty, but appealing isn’t always “pretty,” in any traditional, Christmas card sense, and this photo appeals to me very much.

  3. Chillbrook says:

    A beautiful image Andy!

  4. poppytump says:

    It does have that brisk fresh feel Andy ! Quite some view too , you’ll be picking out familiar landmarks soon 🙂

  5. Len says:

    Nice serene scene Andy. Love the sunburst/flare.

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  7. ehpem says:

    What a wonderful place, in the fog and the clear. What a gem to have so close to home.

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