Windswept

Windswept © 2011 Mufidah Kassalias

These three trees on Southerham Nature Reserve give a sense of the direction of the prevailing wind which blows up the Ouse Valley from Newhaven on the coast. I took this on a rather hazy summer day with a compact Canon, so no control over depth of field, but not bad for an autofocus, auto-everything shot.

Geographical orientation: If you’re facing the trees then Lewes is off to the right and the small village of Glynde is over to the left, as is Glyndebourne Opera House (which is a mile or so outside the village of Glynde).

Surprisingly there are no sheep in the frame — often they are hanging around the trees, as well as grazing in the valley and on the hillside. The small dots on the top of the hill to the right of trees are possibly cows.

12 responses

  1. Green is everywhere. That is so peaceful and calm in itself. Wonderful shot. These trees are holding each other tightly to fight the wind off. :)