This is the last of a series of images from Devil’s Dyke on the South Downs. Having captured a panorama looking towards the West along the downs, my eyes swung round to the North.
The sun was low in the sky and light from it delineated the folds in the landscape beautifully. Green fields already sown, and a crop well established, filled the view and reminded me immediately of a similar swathe of green fields that I had captured back in Northamptonshire about two years previously – click here to view that post.
Finding the best viewpoint was not easy. Someone observing me (thankfully no-one, because I was way off the path down the hill some way to get this shot), would have spotted an individual manically running hither and thither as if pursued by a swarm of wasps, left and right, up and down, and pausing occasionally. I didn’t want to lose the light and time was short. I shot about twenty images and so far this is the one that is the most satisfying.
Those with sharp eyes will spot an intrusion just right of centre – the tip of an electricity pylon. By running down hill towards the eventual image, I reduced the pylon’s visibility, and if I continue to like this shot then I will clone it out. What lifts this image above others is the inclusion of a small copse of trees on the right – it adds something to the composition – a point for the eye to rest on as it moves through the picture.