Fog (Gallery)

Fog rolled in from the sea and shrouded the hills along the South Downs over three consecutive days this week. This bought a certain eery drama to the woodland and surrounding area that compelled me to go out with my camera as dusk was approaching.

Arbour (gallery)

Sun rays through smoke among trees Glyndbourne Wood Halland East Sussex UK black and white rural landscape ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.netBurn

Glyndebourne Wood, Halland East Sussex UK

 

Dead Oak tree by gate in corner of marshy field Glyndbourne Wood, Hamsley's Rough Halland East Sussex UK black and white rural landscape portrait ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.netBroke

Hemsley’s Rough Halland East Sussex UK

 

Winter view downstream along river Ouse at East Sussex UK black and white rural landscape ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.netDownsteram

Barcombe Mills East Sussex UK

 

Winter view downstream along river Ouse with bridge and trees at East Sussex UK black and white rural landscape portrait ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.netBridge

Barcombe Mills East Sussex UK

 

Chalky lane track leading along hedgerow with overhanging oak tree Heighton Street Firle Place East Sussex UK black and white rural landscape portrait ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.netIdyl

Heighton Street Firle East Sussex UK

 

Ancient oak trees by hedge on Beggar's Lane Newtimber West Sussex UK black and white rural landscape ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.netHegemony

Beggar’s Lane Newtimber West Sussex UK

 

Path along bottom of ditch at Bramber Castle West Sussex UK black and white rural landscape ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.netFold

Bramber Castle West Sussex UK

 

Bog pond under tangled branches Pepper's Pond Spithandle Lane West Sussex UK black and white rural landscape ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.netChoke

Pepper’s Pond, Spithandle Lane West Sussex UK

 

Beasts (gallery)

Sheep and lambs in rural pasture in evening sunshine, colour landscape portrait composition Poynings West Sussex ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

April

 

Sheep with two lambs by gate post with south downs in background in evening sunshine, colour landscape portrait composition Poynings West Sussex ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

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Sheep with two lambs in field with south downs in background in evening sunshine, black and white landscape portrait composition Poynings West Sussex ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

Shepherd

 

Female sheep profile portrait, black and white portrait composition Poynings West Sussex ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

UKO 263683

 

Bullock portrait, black and white portrait composition Poynings West Sussex ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

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Bullock portrait, black and white portrait composition Poynings West Sussex ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

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Piebald horse portrait, black and white portrait composition Poynings West Sussex ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

Piebald

Two lambs in meadow one grazing one looking past camera to the right, back lit sunset scene, black and white rural farm animal photograph Poynings West Sussex UK ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.netBrothers (#79)

 

Ewe with chin raised up by metal gate, rural livestock portrait, black and white rural farm animal photograph Poynings West Sussex UK ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

Bars

 

Poynings

West Sussex UK

Fujifilm XT-2 | Meyer Optik Görlitz 1Q Orestegor 4/200

Demon (II)

Twisted dead beech tree with boughs reaching upward surrounded by silhouetted ash trees, Chanctonbury Ring West Sussex UK black and white landscape nature ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

‘Mother of the woods’
Dead Beech tree near Chanctonbury Ring
West Sussex UK
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As I walked up through the woods on the North side of the ridge following a line of ancient Beech trees toward Chanctonbury Ring I came across a large area of felled Ash trees and feared this tree with it’s outstretched boughs may have gone. Since I first photographed this tree in January 2015 what life it had then has since dwindled and the surrounding area is strewn with fragments of dropped branches – many no doubt loosed by the stormy weather over the last few days. While I had hoped to see this tree grow further in the years to come it’s location might mean it was older than it’s size suggests. Despite this it still stands, reaching aloft among the surrounding Ash trees which may not be there for much longer.

Underhill

View down to dog walkers by trees on access road by Saddlescombe Farm with West Hill in distance seen from hill at the foot of Devil's Dyke West Sussex UK, black and white rural landscape portrait British countryside © P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net Shadow over Saddlescombe

West Sussex UK

13/02/19

Meyer Optik Görlitz Orestor 135mm f/2.8

Zhong Yi Lens Turbo II