darklight-201412The interplay of sun and shadow on – and beyond – the ramparts of Old Sarum Castle, Salisbury, UK.

The perspective is a little strange here as it looks as if the dark rampart is rising up, but we were actually looking down on it, and the patterned crop field beyond. The sun hadn’t reached the dark rampart all day, as frost can still be seen during late afternoon.

20 thoughts on “Contrasts

  1. Yes .. I can see that in my mind . Lovely aspect in your photo M . It’s a special place. Looking out over the plains … the chalky stone highlights .. and a walk around the ramparts with the Cathedral Spire in view …. oh you’ve got me hankering after a visit 🙂


    1. 🙂 There’s so much to see within a short distance really! I love the huge crop fields here. There’s a farmhouse right in the middle which looks tiny in comparison. Thank you, Poppy!


  2. Yes, that’s a lovely image, Meanderer. The thin lit stems that punctuate the dark ramparts are so important to the image’s success. Take them out, and I think the ramparts would have looked overly severe. I really like those lines through the crop – so reminiscent for me of images I’ve shot at Ivinghoe Beacon.


    1. Thank you, Yearstricken. I used to get some funny look when I used to pronounce Sarum with an ‘arr’ sound. It took some time before I realised it was pronounced Sarum with an ‘air’ sound 🙂


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