Photos in Pilsdon

Midsummer mist

A friend and I went up Pilsdon Pen to watch the midsummer sun rise. Despite a very chill breeze, we were rewarded by this wonderful view to the south, with the Marshwood Vale draped with early morning mist. Like many rural areas, the vale is disfigured by rows of electricity pylons striding across the country, […]

Tags: , , ; taken on Monday, June 21st, 2010

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Another view from the top of Pilsdon Pen, of one of my favourite fields, which has a double fold that looks quite extraordinary in low light. On this particular evening, I caught the silage harvest in progress, and one bale rolled down to the bottom of the mown strip provided what I thought was the […]

Tags: , , , , , ; taken on Monday, June 14th, 2004

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Summer evening light casting shadows on the voluptous folds of a pasture field just below Pilsdon Pen in the Marshwood Vale. I was lucky to find the field partly cut for hay, with a single bale providing the perfect punctuation for my image. This field features in many panoramic views of the Vale from more […]

Tags: , ; taken on Sunday, June 6th, 2004


Fodder maize, seen from Pilsdon Pen in late afternoon sun. I was intrigued by the texture of the rows of corn and the intensely bright specular reflections from the foliage, and the cloud shadows racing across the fields. As it was a hazy day, I used a polariser to cut down some of the haze, […]

Tags: , , ; taken on Saturday, September 6th, 2003