The village of Alfriston sits on the banks of the Cuckmere River in East Sussex, England. Here you can see the 14th century church of St Andrew (known as the Cathedral of the South Downs) and the Clergy House, which dates from the same time. The latter is a rare example of a Wealden "Hall House" and was the first building to be acquired by the English National Trust in 1896.
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lousat (57674) 2012-03-27 2:13
Hi Brian,very originale,nice and rare architechture,and the best moment to take so,whit the perfect light for the best details and colors,excellent work,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-27 2:19
a picturesque atmosphere with beautiful colours and lights, the composition is very nice and I like the nostalgic architectural details and the POV, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
dta (51454) 2012-03-27 2:39
Hello Brian ,
Still the winter colors , , but a beautiful sunny day , for a splendid view of this splendid village , with interesting examples of old architecture .
ChrisJ (86876) 2012-03-27 2:42
Well composed using the rule of thirds with three roughly equal horizontal bands of sky, housing & grass. Good sharpness & superb warm vs cold color contrasts between the hot colors of red in the rooftops, & brown yellow red grass & cool color of the blue sky. Tfs!
bergese (6699) 2012-03-27 2:57
Splendid picture with great colors and good light.Houses and church are beautiful.
npecanhuk (53909) 2012-03-27 3:33
What a beautiful, charming and pleasant-looking picture!
Highlights here are the chosen pov, composition, soft light and colors!
Sharpness, horizontal format, black & white borders and contrasts are excellent photo qualities here too!
Lovely sky! Interesting buildings!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (62344) 2012-03-27 4:49
Très jolie photo de ce charmant vilage. Une jolie composition, une belle lumière donnant des couleurs agréables à l'ensemble et une belle qualité d'image.
Nicou (97727) 2012-03-27 5:20
Avec ces herbe jaune qui donnent du mouvement quelle vue et image sueprbe cpatage et compo quelle belles coueurs, quel ciel de rêve, sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
annjackman (13219) 2012-03-27 5:39
Back close to home today I see! As usual your flawless technique makes a scene something special. I see that the daffodils are well and truely out. I am wondering whether you have ever visted the wild daffodil woods near Pulborough (Stopham)in West Sussex - glorious!
Best wishes, Ann
sacimar (25957) 2012-03-27 6:05
good image of this place, I like the tones and colors here, the sky was beautiful also, you chose a good point of view,
dkmurphys (36819) 2012-03-27 6:32
Lovely colors of the village. So similar to our Transilvanian places. Well taken, very picturesque.
RhodieIke (9207) 2012-03-27 6:59
Hi Brian, Splendid scene you have captured skilfully, super winter colours still but gorgeous blue sky, lovely buildings and the Church is elevated to show it's self off. have a pleasant evening, Cheers Iain.
vasilpro (40192) 2012-03-27 9:30
Wonderful composition, excellent POV, beautiful architectural forms and lines, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
ciakgiak (30331) 2012-03-27 9:32
incantevole immagine! Pura e semplice nella scelta del soggetto, ma molto efficace nella resa cromatica, eccellente il contrasto di colori.
Il villaggio dev'essere una vera delizia.
Complimenti, un caro saluto.
Cricri (86463) 2012-03-27 10:03
Une très jolie présentation du village, j'aime la douceur de la lumière , les couleurs du paysage et le rendu du rouge de bâtiments
SnapRJW (18752) 2012-03-27 11:49
Hello Brian - A peaceful, idyllic rural scene. The yellow daffodils are just visible in the church yard and in a few short weeks the trees will be a mass of fresh green leaves. A simple but deeply lovely shot. Reminds me of the Robert Browning poem:
O, to be in England
Now that April 's there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
And after April, when May follows,
And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows!
Hark, where my blossom'd pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops—at the bent spray's edge—
That 's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!
And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups, the little children's dower
—Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!
He lived in Italy when he wrote this and I can relate totally to his mindset!
Warm spring wishes Rosemary
prasun984 (5590) 2012-03-27 14:52
you caught very well the opportuniy offered by this fantastic sky with nice colorful architecture!
The example of the perfect postcard,magnificent place,magnificent light and the top of sharpness and colors..impossible to make better! Have a nice day and thanks,
InasiaJones (29343) 2012-03-27 17:13
Just for the colours, this photo worths the detour.
I like the mood of this scene that evoke autumn, despite that is recently captured.
Generous light, good contrast and efficient composition with a large part allocated to the golden grass.
Hanssie (9921) 2012-03-27 22:44
A peaceful place, beautiful pretty colours, love to see this !
Bartleby (12741) 2012-03-28 0:37
I like what you did with the composition here. very balanced. And a good exposure too. Nice countryside shot.
Royaldevon (17791) 2012-03-28 1:01
Good Morning Brian,
I am a memeber of the National Trust; I didn't realise that it had been going so long!
This is a fine composition of horizontal layers, leading deeper into the shot. It has a good dof and the rusty reds are very eye-catching, making a strong contrast with the pale colour of the sky.
Have a good day,
tyro (13101) 2012-03-28 1:27
This is a beautifully composed shot of wondrous clarity and sharpness. The colours in the low spring light are wonderful and I can even see a little patch of daffodils - a sure harbinger of spring.
danyy (0) 2012-03-28 5:36
scène d'une grande pureté, du ciel d'un magnifique bleu, à cette paille aux couleurs fauves. Une petite touche de verts, du rouge très vif, un festival de couleurs.
Un domaine bien cadré dans une photo très nette.
Bluejeans (64239) 2012-03-28 5:38
Ola Brian ,
Bela visão desta vila com estes detalhes a vermelho o contraste com o azul é lindo, bom primeiro plano com este campo dourado , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
COSTANTINO (42746) 2012-03-28 6:32
pretty picture handmade from the best
painter,the paletones of those colors
change everybody s mood,
there is a symmetry between the houses,
the earth,the blue sky
great pov,picteresque atmosphere
with fresh,delicate details
Gigidusud (8078) 2012-03-28 12:38
Very nice composition with beautiful light and colors.Great framing and POV.
Thanks for sharing.
mkamionka (24537) 2012-03-28 14:23
very charming village. Interesting architecture and so colorful. It looks like it could have been taken hundred years ago. Very nice cloud pattern in the sky, it enhances a pleasant atmosphere.
macjake (39235) 2012-04-01 22:42
this one is great!
just looking at it, we can see the high quality of the photo.
in a funny way, the subjects almost look fake, as if they are miniatures or something.
perfect gold tones along the bottom, and lovely light/sky combo.
emka (58152) 2012-04-02 15:30
I missed somehow you latest photos. Lovely view of the old church and clergy house, I like here wonderful grasses in foreground. The light is just marvelous.
fotka (2320) 2012-04-13 5:57
Your photo remind me to more East European country than England. Nice composition with dry grass in the foreground and church and houses in the background. Superb pov, compo, light, colors, sharpness.
I like your photo very much!
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (30334)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-27 2:10