Golden Wiltshire

The summer heatwave has left much of Wiltshire looking parched. I made this image of Cherhill Down three quarters of an hour before sunset, when for a few minutes warm evening sunlight turned the grass golden. My location was carefully selected so that the contours of chalk downland and texture of dry grass play a prominent role in the foreground. Giving a strong sense of place, well balanced in the composition, Cherhill white horse and the Lansdowne Monument are the key focal points of the image.