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Views from Wittenham Clumps 4/4

Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 8 April 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The hillfort on Castle Hill, earliest earthworks date to the late Bronze Age. More banks and ditches were added during the early Iron Age

Wittenham Clumps is the name for a group of small hills in the otherwise flat Thames Valley, Oxfordshire. Mostly grassed, but are wooded at the top with ancient beech trees giving them a distinctive and prominent appearance. The area is a popular beauty spot, with a car park and paths for access on foot.

Strictly speaking, the name Wittenham Clumps, or simply The Clumps, refers to the wooded summits of these hills, which are themselves more properly referred to as the Sinodun Hills, the name Sinodun deriving from Celtic, Seno-Dunum, meaning 'Old Fort'. Other lesser-used and more colloquial names for the Clumps include the Berkshire Bubs and Mother Dunch's Buttocks (after a local Lady of the Manor named Dunch). The two main hills are called Castle Hill and Round Hill.

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/640 second F/5.6 ISO 100 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Magnifique prise campêtre dans un doux N&B.

8 Apr 2012 6:04am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This looks like the perfect "clump" to put your settlement on, easy to defend.
Nice black aND WHITE.

8 Apr 2012 6:10am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great B&W, very interesting series

8 Apr 2012 6:49am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Yep, I can imagine a stockade around that area with a small village and all the animals kept safe at night. Excellent find

8 Apr 2012 6:57am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Nice image campaign, the processing is excellent. Good day.

8 Apr 2012 7:50am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An amazing picture in B / N. .. Warm and very beautiful ... Maybe something less than first ground plane ... A subjective opinion of course ... A hug, Adela

8 Apr 2012 9:25am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

8 Apr 2012 10:15am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb b&w composition

8 Apr 2012 11:27am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

looks like an Iron Age classic. Super landscape & mono Jules.

8 Apr 2012 12:55pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une belle mais froide vision !!

8 Apr 2012 12:56pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful open landscape, beautiful b/w!

8 Apr 2012 2:32pm

Florence from Paris, France

Nice mono series Jules. It's also great to know the story of the location as well.

8 Apr 2012 3:05pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful view, excellent monochrome !!!

8 Apr 2012 5:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful b&w. That is just amazing to me that this was created so long ago. The landscape is lovely. Happy Easter!

8 Apr 2012 6:03pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

au loin avec une brume,j'imagine un village

8 Apr 2012 6:04pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great information and perfectly processed in b&w

8 Apr 2012 7:28pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely frame Jules

8 Apr 2012 9:24pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent composition and the perfect subject for black and white. Nicely done!

9 Apr 2012 1:47am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Super compo NB fantastique vue et iamge grandisoe
belle journée

9 Apr 2012 4:28am

Moein from Bandar-e-Anzali, Iran

Nice shot :)

10 Apr 2012 9:10am

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/640 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
35 mm (35mm equiv.)

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