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Photographing something familiar can help you to look beyond the colour

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I am based near Lewes, East Sussex and usually carry a camera. Loves: restoring old farmhouses, road cycling, sitting by log fires & French cooking .

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  1. Photos such at this remind me how very far I have to go. This is truly breathtaking. Gorgeous light on the left.

    • Crikey! you have bowled me over with your comment and I am really delighted that you like the image. It was a day of dramatic lighting as the sun played hide and seek in the clouds, producing a really wonderful day for photography at one of my favourite locations which is within walking distance of home. Photography for me is still very much a learning curve and my work is constantly developing. I suppose the more we learn and the more we practice the better we can become. I still advocate photographing the familiar even if it is right on your doorstep as you can see the changes in your environment and respond more quickly in photographing the subject matter. Photographing the familiar gives you the opportunity to be able to view the changes in your work from having photographed it before, may be in a different time of day, or season.

  2. Absolutely stunning! I really love this image. The unique shape and size is really intriguing… it looks like something you would see at a skateboard park! The white cliffs and clouds are fantastic, I especially love the clouds on the left.

    • Thank you very much for such an amazing comment and I can see what you mean about the curvature of the cliffs. It is one of my favourite spot on the coast.

  3. Beautiful use of light and shadow, with the light accentuated by the white cliffs. The stairs provide a good scale on the enormity of the cliffs. Windy day or a windy location? The grass(?) on the top right cliffs seems to be in motion.

    • Wow many thanks Steve for taking the time to look around my blogs. I really value your comment. It was such a great day, high clouds and as you say it was a windy day, bit really enjoyable.

    • Thank you so much for this wonderful comment. Yes the rock and cliff face is huge it is a shame I do not have any images with people to offer a contrast in scale. The light and shade on the chalk cliffs really appealed to me to take this photo. Once again thanks for looking at my work your comments are always appreciated

    • Many, many thanks for taking the time to comment on my recent blogs I really appreciate your input in helping me develop as a photographer. As you say I am sure this could make a good postcard or a print and I was certainly drawn to photographing this scene because of the illuminated cliff face and the way light and shade drifted across the chalk surface.
      Muchas, muchas gracias por tomarse el tiempo para comentar sobre mis blogs recientes que realmente agradecemos su ayuda para ayudarme a desarrollar como fotógrafo. Como bien dices estoy seguro de que esto podría hacer una buena tarjeta postal o una impresión, y me atrajo sin duda a fotografiar la escena a causa de la pared del acantilado iluminado y la forma de luz y sombra erró a través de la superficie de la tiza.

  4. Je trouve que le noir et blanc donne de la force à ces falaises. Ca leur donne une dimension imposante. J’aime beaucoup. Que le lieu doit être agréable.

    • Je suis d’accord, il s’agit d’un endroit magnifique et amusant d’être et j’ai été tellement attirée photographier les falaises que l’ombre et la lumière dansait sur la surface de la craie. Un grand merci pour écrire un tel commentaire positif et utile.

    • Thank you very much for your comment . I feel that when the light is like tis it is so much more expressive in black and white. Often colour can become a distraction. Once again many thanks for taking the time to comment

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