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'.
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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.

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  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.

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  3. Chillbrook says:

    A beautiful image Andy!

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  4. poppytump says:

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

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  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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