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Essex Vista.

"Flat Essex" is a bit lacking in rolling hills and similar "interesting" scenery let alone mountains.
Inspired by (and envious of) jdal's recent posts of the glorious Northumbrian landscape I decided to try and find a way to show an "Essex Vista" that wasn't "flat". A bit of local knowledge and map work provided a possible location overlooking the Blackwater Estuary from Beacon Hill at Great Totham. It's all of 83m above sea level (approaching the level at which we Essex folk need oxygen to survive ) and on a road optimistically called "Mountains Road".

So, here's the view with the 17mm lens.

Well, the field of winter wheat is sloping a bit and the leaves are starting to get their autumn colours but it's still umm.. flat.

Change to the 75-300mm at 75mm.

Now we can at least see the estuary and the higher ground on the far side and we actually seem to be looking down.

Try 300mm.


Well, there you have it, the best I can do to show you the vista from the "dizzying heights of Essex".

It's all a matter of perspective.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Essex Vista.

Essex has many good features, but vistas aren't usually one of them. However, you have chosen your location carefully and well, with some very credible results. We're never going to challenge the north or west of the country but you have proved that it is at least worth taking the camera out on a nice day in Essex and that good results are possible!
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Re: Essex Vista.

An excellent demonstration of how changing the lens can change the landscape.
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Re: Essex Vista.

Good set of images.

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Re: Essex Vista.

I agree it's fascinating to be able to look into the landscape in more detail in this way. Nice set and nice idea Peter.
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Re: Essex Vista.

I love this view, I used to live about 1/4 mile from here !!......was this taken from under the shade of the big oak tree in the corner of the junction ?

you have captured the scale of the view perfectly, lovely set
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Re: Essex Vista.

Many thanks for your kind comments John, OM, Tom, Phil and Phil.
It was an interesting little exercise and the results somewhat better than I expected. At some time I hope to be able to repeat it with different/better light as this time there was too much haze for the long shots.

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I love this view, I used to live about 1/4 mile from here !!......was this taken from under the shade of the big oak tree in the corner of the junction ?

you have captured the scale of the view perfectly, lovely set
Yes Phil that's the spot. In the last week or two some workmen have removed the hedge that used to go around the corner so the viewing opportunities are better.

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Re: Essex Vista.

Another nice set Peter, although that second image from such a lofty viewpoint seems to induce vertigo in me for some reason!
Essex is a much, and unfairly, maligned county. I nip across to it from my bit of London frequently. After all, if it was good enough for John Constable etc etc....
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Re: Essex Vista.

Love the light and horizontal lines that make those panys into such stunning compositions, Brian.

I have a connection to Essex. Firstly, my dad owned an Essex Super6. Secondly, one of my elder brothers made his home there.
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Another nice set Peter, although that second image from such a lofty viewpoint seems to induce vertigo in me for some reason!
Essex is a much, and unfairly, maligned county. I nip across to it from my bit of London frequently. After all, if it was good enough for John Constable etc etc....
Thanks Lee.

Sorry about the vertigo, I must admit I had to lay down for a while after the shoot.

Yes, North Essex is somewhat different from the popular perception of Essex (TOWI) which is "sarf Essex" and very different.

Interestingly Constable was a Suffolk man and Dedham Vale (Constable Country) is the valley of the river Stour which is the border between the two counties. Constable went to school in Dedham which is on the Essex side but Flatford Mill etc, are in Suffolk. Most, I believe, of his paintings were of or from the Suffolk side but none the less brilliant for that.

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Love the light and horizontal lines that make those panys into such stunning compositions, Brian.

I have a connection to Essex. Firstly, my dad owned an Essex Super6. Secondly, one of my elder brothers made his home there.
Thanks Mark.

Brian.?

I had to look up "Essex Super 6", never heard of them before.

My next door neighbour is Australian and two of his sons are currently living and working in Australia, Perth at the last report.

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Thanks Mark.

Brian.?

I had to look up "Essex Super 6", never heard of them before.

My next door neighbour is Australian and two of his sons are currently living and working in Australia, Perth at the last report.

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Brian? I could have understood it if he'd called you Bruce, as would any Monty Python fan!
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Brian? I could have understood it if he'd called you Bruce, as would any Monty Python fan!

My old granny used to say "you can call me anything you like as long as it's not late for dinner".
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Re: Essex Vista.

Peter - Sorry for the misnomer. I saw Lee's thread above and of course 'Bruce' just came to mind.
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