South Downs, East Sussex

Words/Photographs: Tony Eveling

Sunset photos,East sussex, England, UK
Sunset, East Sussex, England, UK

Well, you can’t get enough sunset photos! That’s what I say anyway!! This was taken somewhere in the South Downs, on the road that leads into Brighton. I saw the view beyond the hills that you see on the right was about to fall out of view as I headed south, so I stopped for a break to see if there were any compositions to be had…

This was a bracketed shot with the idea of merging them in HDR software…but with this composition I thought it suited being underexposed and then using photoshop just to bring out the highlights in the grassy area in the foreground.

From a technical photography point of view it reinforces what I have always said, and that is…if it looks right, then it is right. Which ties in with my own view that there is no such thing as a ‘correct’ exposure. What you see in this photograph isn’t what I saw when I was there as it is underexposed as part of a series of bracketed shots…but it is what I liked the best when I saw my raw files back home on the computer….

  • I love those late afternoon, parting shots over the hillside. Like a friend waving before leaving on a train.

  • >