Rainbow over Hamsey

Rainbow over Hamsey © 2011 Mufidah Kassalias

Twelve minutes after I took the photograph of the sun shining on Hamsey Island (which I posted yesterday), I shot this rather different image of essentially the same scene, but with grey clouds and a rainbow; the other difference being the framing — this one with less grass in the foreground to accommodate the rainbow in the sky.

So, in just twelve minutes grey clouds rolled in to cover the sky, the sun disappeared, it rained, the grey clouds carried on their journey, the blue sky and sun reappeared, and with it a rainbow! That’s English weather for you.

~ Posted for Nandini, who asked for this version. Her blog, Life Just Is, can be found here.

Hamsey Island

Hamsey Island © 2011 Mufidah Kassalias

This gorgeous spot is about 20 minutes walk up river from Lewes, on the way to Hamsey. The opposite bank is the small island, which is nestled in the oxbow of the river and home to a handful of houses (including some amazing barn conversions) and an ancient church. St. Peter’s Church is around 1,000 years old, with a lovely interior that lacks the usual decoration, which adds to its charm. You can see the church in this picture (a small sandstone rectangle) towards the left of the frame.

Houses on the Banks of the Ouse – Reflections in the River Ouse

Houses on the Banks of the Ouse © 2011 Mufidah Kassalias

The inspiration for the Reflections in the River Ouse series came to me on the Cliffe Bridge where I paused early on a glorious mid-summer morning to watch the river flowing slowly, languidly out to sea. The air was still and the reflections in the river unusually clear. I pulled out my camera and started shooting, capturing only the reflections in the frame.

In contrast to that first morning of calm waters when I shot reflections of the West bank, the wind was blowing strong gusts the evening I photographed the East bank, making the water quite choppy and the reflections more abstract.

All ten photographs were taken at dawn or dusk – the golden hour – when the sun was soft and warm, and in all cases at high tide.

Harveys Water Fireworks – Reflections in the River Ouse

Harveys Water Fireworks © 2011 Mufidah Kassalias

The inspiration for the Reflections in the River Ouse series came to me on the Cliffe Bridge where I paused early on a glorious mid-summer morning to watch the river flowing slowly, languidly out to sea. The air was still and the reflections in the river unusually clear. I pulled out my camera and started shooting, capturing only the reflections in the frame.

In contrast to that first morning of calm waters when I shot reflections of the West bank, the wind was blowing strong gusts the evening I photographed the East bank, making the water quite choppy and the reflections more abstract.

All ten photographs were taken at dawn or dusk – the golden hour – when the sun was soft and warm, and in all cases at high tide.

Harveys Brewery – Reflections in the River Ouse

Harveys Brewery © 2011 Mufidah Kassalias

The inspiration for the Reflections in the River Ouse series came to me on the Cliffe Bridge where I paused early on a glorious mid-summer morning to watch the river flowing slowly, languidly out to sea. The air was still and the reflections in the river unusually clear. I pulled out my camera and started shooting, capturing only the reflections in the frame.

In contrast to that first morning of calm waters when I shot reflections of the West bank, the wind was blowing strong gusts the evening I photographed the East bank, making the water quite choppy and the reflections more abstract.

All ten photographs were taken at dawn or dusk – the golden hour – when the sun was soft and warm, and in all cases at high tide.