Cherhill Down

07/09/2022
I have been trying to get a picture I am happy with of this well-loved part of my local landscape. My plan was to take advantage of golden lighting on golden grass parched by our hot summer and to emphasise the complex folds of the landform. This proved tricky as the downland faces north and the best evening light is directly behind the optimum shooting position, giving rather flat light on the slopes. So I settled for an evening when the sun was peeping out from behind clouds, giving natural spot-lighting on the white horse and a subtle interplay of light over the downland folds to bring out their rich texture. I waited an hour and a half for a few seconds of suitable lighting.