Uffington White Horse

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Wishing you all the very best in 2017 and a big thank you for your continued support.

A prehistoric hill figure some 360 feet long, it dominates the landscape. An Iron Age hillfort is located at the summit and the Ridgeway, Britain’s oldest road, passes close by. Wayland’s Smithy, a Neolithic chambered long barrow, is located a mile away. Places I’ve loved and explored since childhood.

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20 thoughts on “Uffington White Horse

  1. Carved as it is in the landscape surrounded by gentle curves and grassy banks , I know from visiting myself Simon that its lovely minimalist outline is a compositional angle challenge ! These two photographs are fabulous . I love the fact walking round this scooped out bowl along the paths it’s very difficult to know exactly which part of the horse you’re looking at unless you have worked it out beforehand and keep the image in your head . Best wishes for 2017 !

    • Thanks Poppy. You’re right, it’s a difficult subject to photograph from a distance or close up. A drone would be very useful, it looks great from the air. Wishing you all the best in 2017!

  2. Fantastic landscape and so intresting with the prehistiric pattern. I am a big fan of history and landscape photography, so this is a perfect combination. I wanted to thank you for your visit at my blog and thank you for your kind comment.
    //Lena

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