Photographer's Note

The Chilterns' rounded hills are part of the chalk ridge which crosses England from Dorset to Yorkshire. The characteristic scarp slope, indented by combes and cut by a number of gaps, looks out north over the panorama of the Vale of Aylesbury. The dip slope, dissected by steep dry valleys, curves gently down into the London Basin. The heavily wooded character of the Chilterns, based on clay-with-flint deposits, gives way in the north to the open downland of Ivinghoe Beacon and Dunstable Downs.


That of the Chilterns is an area of outstanding natural beauty. This particular picture was taken near the village of Turville, not far from the Aston Rowant Natural Reserve. Exact coordinates are 51.616444,-0.889341.

This shot was taken with my Micro-Nikkor 60mm because I didn't have my usual 50mm 1.8 AI and that's when I found out that even at infinity, the 60mm is way sharper than the vintage 50mm.
I included two human figures to give a better sense of scale and because the picture would inevitably look crooked otherwise.

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