On the South Downs Way

_ds86068Yesterday we visited Devil’s Dyke again, where earlier in the year I captured an image of a fallen tree: click here to visit that post. Today the view is of one of the extensive panoramas  from half a mile away along the route of the South Downs Way that passes through Devil’s Dyke.

It was a stunning day. Frosty overnight with a clear blue sky during the day. We have now had four days like that in a row. The sun of course is low in the sky at this time of year and the shadows are long and I was drawn to this landscape of rolling intersecting hills, so clearly delineated by the light.

A winter’s day in the UK doesn’t get much better than this. More images to follow. Meanwhile remember to click on the image  – you will see a sharper and bigger picture.



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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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22 Responses to On the South Downs Way

  1. Sue says:

    Looking forward to more images, Andy!

  2. paula graham says:

    Lovely lines in your shot.

  3. WOW. *Definitely* worth clicking on the photo to see all the distant details. Great work here. 🙂

  4. Meanderer says:

    A wonderful view, Andy. The bright frosty mornings have been wonderful this week. Very dull and gloomy this morning; makes one feel like hibernating!

    • LensScaper says:

      It’s what I call a ‘no weather’ day. Just dreary. What a difference a day makes as the song says. Days like the one we had really lift one’s spirits. it’s a place we will return to – views like that will have moods, but the one I saw will be hard to beat. Many thanks for your comment, Meanderer.

  5. oneowner says:

    The light is perfect for a landscape such as this. Beautiful shot, Andy.

  6. Poppy says:

    As you’ve commented already Andy one of those special days . This lovely *simple scene will call you back many a time for sure . There’s a real sense of frost glistening breathiness rolling over those soft contours .. I love it .

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks so much Poppy. It was indeed a beautiful – there’s always something special about rolling hills, particularly when they appear to inter-leave like these did.

  7. Chillbrook says:

    Beautiful Andy. I love the gentle folds in the landscape. Lovely light.

  8. shoreacres says:

    The colors here seem unusual to me. This particular combination of green, yellow, and bluish-gray has the look of faded vintage postcards. The purest yellow (which I always liken to lemon chiffon pie) isn’t often seen in photos. You’ve captured it beautifully, and it certainly enhances the hills.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Linda. This type of Pastoral scene is not uncommon in the UK. What made it special on this occasion was the light (sun low in the sky) and the suggestion of mistiness and the planting on some of the hills.

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