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On Highdown Hill, South Downs

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Image Size 40x110cm | Edition of 50 | Prices: Image only £315 ...and Archivally mounted £355 ...and Fully Framed £475

Highdown Hill does not sit on the main South Downs ridge. It is slightly to the south, a little closer to the sea. Never-the-less, it was sufficiently strategic to be the site of an Iron Age hillfort. Normally this would indicate a good location for landscape photography but in fact the hill is rather bare, devoid of too many interesting nooks and crannies. Consequently, it was only by careful positioning of the camera that this image was captured drawing, as it does, on the small clumps of trees that dot the much eroded earthworks. It's success is in no small part due to the low angle of the sun which models the undulations of the hilltop and draws out the textures in the trunks and leaves of the trees themselves.

 
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