Goodwood Trundle and River Arun Landscape Photography

Singleton Valley at sunrise I
Goodwood Racecourse at Sunrise I, Goodwood, West Sussex

Visiting Goodwood racecourse and the trundle hill for some landscape photography. I had visited this location to scout it a couple of weeks ago, yet I still found it difficult to find the right kind of composition of the racecourse in the morning light. Luckily, a lot of colour in the skies made the job a bit easier and these are my two favourite shots, one before sunrise and the other just moments after.

Goodwood Racecourse at Sunrise II, Goodwood, West Sussex
Singleton Valley at Sunrise I, West Sussex

From the same vantage point, to the North lies the town of Singleton and a blanket of mist was rising off the River Lavant in the valley between the South Downs. Using my 70-200mm lens at it’s maximum focal length, I wanted to concentrate on the singular tree in the centre of the shot, with the mist behind to create contrast in the shot. A surprising amount of photo editing was necessary to cut through the atmosphere and haze to bring back the beautiful tones and colours in the valley. As the sun rose further, the mist started to clear in the shot below:

Singleton Valley at Sunrise II, West Sussex

On the way back home, I stopped off on the River Arun in a swirl of fog with hazy light poking through in small pockets. Near Wisborough Green on the A272, this shot looks down the river next to a small bridge over the water.

River Arun, West Sussex
River Arun, West Sussex

A short walk in the muddy countryside bought me to a small lake that the River Arun runs through. A beautiful boat house sits on the water (you can just make it out) and a few small islets of trees sit in the water, creating fantastic reflections for this photograph. I expect this will look equally beautiful in summer sunshine, so I may revisit later this year!

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