The club has invited members to submit images for the web site showcase pages and as I happened to be in the City (Westminster, central London) and lacked images to enter in the “people” or “urban” categories so I took my camera.
Above the town of Alfriston, Sussex, on the South Downs is the Church of the Good Shepherd. I attempted an early morning visit, parked in a lay-by on the Lullington Road and hiked up the South Downs Way in a chill breeze.
The church stands on a small rise in a small churchyard with few graves.
Leaving the grounds of the church I wandered up along the South Downs way again, the wind was keeping the clouds moving quite quickly and so the colour of the immature crops was changing constantly.
I had parked near one of the streams that forms the drainage system for the farmland in the flood plain.
Rampion Wind Farm is an offshore wind farm under construction off the Sussex coast and easily visible from Brighton. The day being clear and sunny I tried my “long” (it’s only a 250) lense, to see if I could get any good images. The featured image above shows completed turbines (well at least with blades), below are those still in progress.
Whilst I was taking these the clouds were passing quickly overhead and briefly in the Shoreham direction the beach seemed to go black.
It is very difficult to leave the beach, if you have your camera, without taking a picture of the i360.
The Brighton and Hove Camera Club organised a “treasure hunt” through Brighton this weekend. In teams of up to four photographers, answer six questions and take pictures based loosely on the answers. The results is an eclectic mix of often “very Brighton” street photography.
Near Sydney Street there were the most number of shoes thrown over overhead wires I’ve ever seen in one place.
The only one of my images which made it through to our final six, a line of Hen’s on a cycling party.
This last one probably a first for me, as I had to ask him if it was okay rather than steal the shot from a distance, the gentleman taking an “f for fag break”.
We spent Easter in North Yorkshire and on Saturday we walked up Pen Y Ghent, one of the peaks in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. I lugged my camera up to the top into low cloud, hail and drizzle. Hence the picture is from the car park!
More wonderful weather so we decided to visit Monk’s House the home of Virginia Woolf now preserved by the National Trust, then take a walk along the banks of the River Ouse and return via a church we had passed at Southease on a previous trek but not had time to visit properly.
The church has an interesting stain-glass window in it’s porch “In Memory of John Webber EBBS Rector of this Parish 1928-1943”.
Stainglass window in the porch “In Memory of John Webber EBBS Rector of this Parish 1928-1943”
The interior of the house “appears as if they just stepped out for a walk” (according to the National Trust).
The sitting room of the Monk’s House
Bust of Virginia Woolf in the sitting room of Monk’s House
From Monk’s House you can walk down to the River Ouse, which is crossed by a bridge which, unusually for the area, feels just as rickety as this image suggests.
Bridge over the River Ouse
Green drainage ditch in the flood plain of the Ouse
The tiny hamlet of Southease contains another church to St Peter, this time with a round tower.