A recent trip to Surrey saw me returning through the villages of Cuckmere and Balcombe and alongside the magnificent Ouse Valley Viaduct. This amazing Victorian structure has been on the target list for a while, and although it was bitterly cold and I was ill-prepared for hiking too far along the muddy footpath, I was extremely pleased with some of the pictures taken in the short time available that afternoon. Not only is the classic side on view of the viaduct spectacular, but the sheer scale of the building can be especially appreciated by the views from underneath the structure - looking up at the arches 100 feet above, and by looking through the piers supporting the viaduct from one end to the other. I will definitely be back soon, hopefully in slightly warmer weather!
The cold snap and healthy snowfall seen in Eastbourne this weekend caused a further early morning call, however the heavy snow in the north of the town was not matched on the seafront or around the town itself, so once again the images which had been long planned were not possible, although the fishing boats at the Princes Park end of the seafront, set against a steely grey and threatening sky provided some pleasing substitute shots.