the misty hills of the south downs at blue hour
quintessential rustic allure
I fell in love with this view the very instant I saw it and no matter how many times I visit and gaze out across The Weald I always get goosebumps. The allure of the South Downs' chalk escarpments sweeping into The Weald both compel and captivate any visiting photographer and its not difficult to see why ...
A3 – (Printed Area – 380mm x 237mm)
misty blue hour pastel shades
Similar in subject to the misty vista of Apricot, I love the painterly feel of this scene and how the mist and sky feel as if they're blended by the simple sweep of a paintbrush. It is by no means the most dramatic view in the world, but there is just something about The Weald and its encroaching escarpments that is so quintessentially, romantically British that it stills you.
Taken on an unusually mild February evening in 2019, I went for a wander atop Devil's Dyke with no particular aim in mind other than maybe to see what the sunset delivered and just enjoy the mild air. Hunkered down on a small lip that rounded the hill, I sat and watched as a fret began to develop in the cooling air and it wasn't long before the landscape was rendered down into blue hour pastel shades.
- Canon 80D + Tamron 16 - 300 Di II VC PZD @ 110mm | f/8 | 1/2sec | ISO100
- Fotospeed Photo Smooth Pearl 290
- Fotospeed Natural Soft Textured Bright White 315