Monday 31 August 2009

The Edge - # 09/123

On the edge of London there is Kingston and on the edge of Kingston is Esher. On the edge of Esher there are great hills of sand, washed out millions of years ago from the edge of the Great Ice Cap when it stopped at the northern edge of London.

At the edge of the sand hills there is a steep vertical cliff; a true "edge" where unwary travellers could fall perhaps 20 meters or more down in the night time darkness.

At the foot of the edge is the River Mole. This photo was taken on the edge of the river bank.

The water reflected the light from the totally grey cloud-covered sky, but the picture was difficult as I worked at the edge of the light.

Camera: Olympus E3. ISO 200. Lens 100mm. Aperture f8.0. Shutter 1/10th second


  1. What a beauty! It may have been difficult but you've made it very easy on the eye. A lovely shot, soft colours, tranquil, beautiful shadows, greens - glorious greens - beautifully framed. We just need Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad and you have heaven on earth - and I have no doubt they are all there somewhere.

  2. I am glad you have posted the details of the shot underneath... its a nice pic... came out well "on the edge of the light"...