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Orton on the Hill, Leicestershire

Orton Sunset

Orton on the Hill is a small hamlet which got it’s name from the fact you can see four different counties from there.  The counties, which are visible on a good day from the hill, are Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire.  From where I live in Tamworth, I cross two counties in little over 5 miles to reach the view point.  The hill itself is not what you say, large, as it raises a mere 40 metres or about 130ft above the surrounding area.

View from the Hill of Orton on the Hill Leicestershire

This first image was taken a couple of months ago, from the viewpoint on the top of the hill.  I like this shot because of the clouds and the greenness of the field.  I placed the tree on almost the third to give it a classic composition.

sunset at orton on the hill leicestershire by gregory goldston

This second image was taken this month of July.  I decide to go into the wheat field and capture the tree with the sunset behind.  I was lucky that the sunset was spectacular framing the tree in silhouette.  This is one my favourites of the month so far.

It never ceases to amaze me how a place can change with the seasons and the time of the day.

Greg Goldston