I thought that I would continue the theme of the floods in Southern England as they are the worst on record. This picture is taken from Bury Hill looking across a flood plain towards Bury and Pulborough. The river Arun runs through this area and normally not very wide. The Arun is subject to flooding, however this year it has been exceptional. The area is mostly farmland although I believe that some farms and houses have been flooded.
Bury is on the A29 also known as Stane Street (a Roman Road that went from London to Chichester). It is wonderful for driving along because, in places, where it follows the original course it is very straight and goes through some lovely old villages and towns. Bury is a the bottom of the escarpment on the north side of the South Downs (now a National Park).
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tyro (20782) 2014-02-03 8:10
This is a beautiful, even if somewhat depressing, view. We think of the poor inhabitants and farmers who have suffered from all the extensive flooding but we can't get away from the overall beauty of the scene which you have captured perfectly.
A fine composition in which the lines on the foreground field add appeal. Gorgeous soft colours and soft light, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness which are, of course, best appreciated in this picture at its full size of 1400 pixels wide.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-03 8:39
know this part of Sussex well and this is a wonderful idea of how much the river has exploded this year. Looks amazing and just makes you wonder when it will get back to normal. A shot worth repeating when the river has subsided to see the difference.
marina7 (8055) 2014-02-03 8:48
lovely rural scenery, I'd say very similar to ours during flood time. Simple but looks wonderful, though I guess it's not exactly the local farmers' sentiment.:) I just wonder if it's a road up there in the middle of the river. A well-captured decisive moment!
Thanks and kind regards
Romano46 (18466) 2014-02-03 10:12
rispetto alla tua foto precedente qui l'atmosfera appare molto pił tranquilla.
Alla bellezza della composizione si unisce una bella somma di colori che trovano la massima espressione nei verdi della campagna e nell'azzurro delle acque.
Sempre eccellente la nitidezza.
Ciao e buona serata
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-02-03 21:49
Hello Ann - The waterlogged and flooded landscape looks really beautiful here but I feel for the poor souls whose homes are cut off or lapped by the water level. Pretty light here and I hope you don't mind but I have done a little WS to increase the contrast just a tad to bring out the details in the mid-ground. Warm regards Rosemary
PS Sorry I seem to have used up all my smiles :(
saxo042 (37588) 2014-02-04 1:24
A beautiful view here. I assume that the flooded fields are not so attractive by the residents here but this is a fine picture. The long lines in the field also provide a pleasant part of the composition.
snunney (85749) 2014-02-04 4:58
This is an area I know reasonably well as we lived in Godalming for a number of years and visited around here. It is rather sad to see it flooded like this, but unfortunately nowhere seems immune from the terrible weather we are having at the moment. Your point of view shows the situation to excellent effect. The sky is grey but the light is even and you have succeeded in bringing out the natural tones of the landscape perfectly. The image has excellent sharpness.
Silvio1953 (124729) 2014-02-04 11:24
Ciao Ann, fascinating landscape, great view of lovely place, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
photoray (12699) 2014-02-04 16:22
Interesting scene with the green agriculture field foreground, then the flood plain encroaching on the village.
We Californians would gladly trade for some of your rainfall. We are experiencing our worse drought in recorded history.
krzychu30 (15498) 2014-02-04 23:16
beautiful landscape and really superb presentation of it!I like your POV and this wide,panoramic perspective,which provides us with magnificent view of the whole area.
You were also able to utilize perfectly this lovely,soft light to create so pleasant atmosphere of the scene.
Have a nice day
fabbs99 (16747) 2014-02-08 7:51
This is a beautiful landscape from rural England.Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done. TFS.
cornejo (32780) 2014-03-07 10:58
Hi Ann, great view of the landscape as an example of how it affected the insistent rain. Very well captured with a great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, pretty light, color and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.