Each week, I’m posting a favourite photograph to celebrate the South Downs in East Sussex.
I had to start with one of my favourite views – the Seven Sisters.
Over the past 30 years, I’ve taken many photographs of this iconic stretch of the East Sussex coast, but this is one of my favourites, taken from Seaford Head in July 2005. While the chalk cliffs that stretch out of the water always look spectacular, it’s the tranquil turquoise of the sea that caught my eye. It looks a little unreal somehow.
Can you imagine waking up to this view each morning? It would certainly distract me from writing.
Or maybe it would inspire me.
When I look at this view, I often imagine the cliffs being on tiptoes, trying to shrink back from the sea that’s slowly eating away at them. But when I go running along the top, there’s nothing timid about the steep slopes and the wild winds.
How do the Seven Sisters make you feel?