Trees in the mist

Sussex Beeches Last week I took an early morning ride along The South Downs Way and then to the oil fields in Singleton forest. If you didn’t know where to look you’d never know that this area is one of the UK’s leading onshore oil wells. Mind you, there’s not a lot to see! On…

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Above the clouds

The South Downs from Heyshott Down Here’s the view from Heyshott Down first thing this morning – looking across the Cocking Gap (seriously I didn’t make that up!) towards Bepton. The buildings in the foreground are Horley Farm on Bell Lane and my house is somewhere behind this in the gloom! Glorious August sunshine on…

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Mist in the valley

An early morning view from Heyshott Down Here’s a photo I grabbed earlier in the week. Never mind the early start, it was definitely worth getting out of bed and cycling to the top of The Downs with my camera on my back! Autumn’s my favourite time of the year and the area around Midhurst in West…

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Northchapel Oak

Lonely old Oak, Northchapel West Sussex Busy doing my Saturday evening ‘Dad’s Taxi’ trip yesterday when I spotted this solitary oak. We’d had an afternoon of sun and showers and this photo captures them both. Sun on the field, grey skies on the horizon. Shortly after I pulled up another photographer walked around the corner. We…

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Sussex Bluebells

Bluebell season is coming to an end… Here’s a carpet of Bluebells near Benbow Pond just outside Midhurst. The location is on the Cowdray Estate in an area that has been untouched for hundreds of years. It’s a magical spot and there literally are thousands and thousands of Bluebells! Take the track to the left…

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Big grey field

Grey field. Spring evening. During and after the war The South Downs were turned over to arable crops. Huge fields were ploughed out of the chalky ground for cereal production; wheat and barley for food and animal feed, home grown rather than having to rely on imports from abroad. It’s the end of April and at this…

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Seedlings and fields near Petworth, Sussex

Red and green should never be seen rhyme I took this photo of some fields near Petworth which reminded me of the old phrase ‘red and green should never be seen rhyme’. Turns out the phrase has many origins; possibly British fashion advice, possibly relating back to Irish queens who were the only ladies who should be seen…

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Mistletoe in the Poplar trees

A single bunch of Mistletoe We’ve already spotted where we’ll be getting our Mistletoe from next Christmas! The only problem is how to reach it… These Poplar trees are deceptively tall. Maybe we’ll buy our Mistletoe instead! This photo is also on Flickr and 500px.

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Morning Mist over Midhurst

Misty Midhurst Mornings Morning mist over the Cowdray polo grounds in Midhurst, West Sussex. Shot on a longer lens to flatten the perspective, the mist was disappearing quickly as the sun came up. This photo is on Flickr and 500px. Nikon d7100 with 85mm focal length, ƒ/5.6 at 1/25 second, ISO 160. Thanks for looking!

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