A woodland scene

In a scene replicated in many households during half-term, granny came to visit. During her all-too brief stay, we went out and visited Leith Hill, a National Trust site near Dorking in Surrey.

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Sometimes simple scenes make for the best photographs. This woodland scene, for instance, really appealed to me.

Leith Hill has an amazing tower at the top, imaginatively called Leith Hill Tower. From the top you can see right out to the South Coast, about 60 miles away. To get to it, you have to walk through some amazing woodland and I guessed this would present some wonderful, autumnal scenes to photograph.

This is a very simple image. I like the way the path winds up into the woodland. If I didn’t know the area, I would be left wondering what was at the end of the path. I think the hazy effect also adds a little atmosphere.

It was a wonderful day for a walk and we all had a great time in the forest environment. Helen and Izzy both ran off to find trees to climb which they did with varying degrees of success.

The view from the tower itself was spectacular, although a little limited because it was a bit misty in the distance. Even so, Helen and I spent some time using some telescopes and managed to see a British Airways jet on the runway at Gatwick Airport (you might want to watch this video which I recorded at Leith Hill Tower earlier in the summer and shows just how far you can see from the top).

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28 Comments

  1. October 28, 2018 / 6:10 am

    That is a very autumnal scene, love the video #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:32 am

      Thanks Nigel, 100% autumnal I like to think! Glad you liked the video too.

  2. October 28, 2018 / 6:18 am

    Glad you’ve been out and about for half-term. The trees still look very lush and green in your woodland. It sounds like a great reward at the top too. #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:31 am

      The reward at the top is spectacular Tara, well worth the walk.

  3. October 28, 2018 / 6:36 am

    Oh you made me want to get out into the forest. Beautiful shot 📸 #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:31 am

      Delighted to have inspired you. I hope you did get out into the open.

  4. October 28, 2018 / 6:50 am

    That is a lovely photo. I especially like the bright light at the top. I’m impressed that you could see right to the runway at Gatwick with the telescope!

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:30 am

      Sure could, I even took a photograph through the telescope lens and you can, just, see the aircraft in the picture. Not good enough for the blog though.

  5. October 28, 2018 / 7:35 am

    What a really beautiful place – it looks like a great area for exploring and make up adventures (the big kid in me coming out there!).

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:29 am

      This is true Victoria! It is ideal for exploring and having adventures.

  6. October 28, 2018 / 7:56 am

    That’s just my sort of photo. Just lovely and sounds like somewhere we should try to visit too #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:28 am

      Delighted to deliver you the kind of photo you enjoy!

  7. October 28, 2018 / 8:12 am

    Hi John, a walk in the woods any time of year is a pleasure, but it would be hard to beat autumn for the beautiful colours. The steps do draw the eye up into the woods, I’d certainly be up there exploring.

    #MySundayPhoto

    xx

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:28 am

      Yes, the steps add something to the composition don’t they? It was a wonderful wood for exploring and a lovely place to walk.

  8. October 28, 2018 / 9:20 am

    The perfect Autumn scene, love exploring the woodlands at this time of the year.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:28 am

      I can’t deny it Darren, some of your recent images inspired this one.

  9. October 28, 2018 / 9:51 am

    Walks in the woods are fun anytime of year but especially in the fall #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:22 am

      Sure are, it was just so pretty on that particular day.

  10. October 28, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    Hope Granny had a very nice time. I love how the sun is bouncing of the floor of the forest, it makes everything look so pretty!

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:22 am

      I hadn’t really picked up on the sun bouncing off the floor, but it is isn’t it?

  11. October 28, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    A lovely scene. Very inviting for a walk

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:21 am

      It is a lovely place to walk, especially with the tower at the top.

  12. October 28, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    It sounds like a fantastic day out.
    Such a beautiful scene x

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:21 am

      It was indeed a lovely day although I was worried granny’s knees might struggle with it. thankfully, they coped well!

  13. October 28, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    What a lovely place to go for stroll, can’t beat getting g out in the fresh air X #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:20 am

      Fresh air was badly needed, I can tell you! Yes it was a lovely spot.

  14. October 30, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Lovely photo, looks very autumnal!

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 6:20 am

      Thanks, it kind of screams autumn doesn’t it? It was a great scene to photograph.