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Cherhill Horse
16-OCT-2011

Cherhill Horse

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The Cherhill horse is cut into a very steep slope (800') on Cherhill down, a little below Oldbury castle.
It faces NW overlooking the A4 and the village of Cherhill.
The horse is 165’ by 220’ and is made from very fine compacted chalk.

The horse was cut by Dr Christopher Alsop in 1780.
The horse was scoured regularly and in 1935 a mixture of concrete and chalk was used.
This horse was camouflaged during World War II, and following its uncovering in 1945 was resurfaced with chalk and cement.
Also known as the Oldbury White Horse it is under the care of Cherhill parish council.

This concludes my gallery on the Cherhill Horse. Thank you all for your comments! :)

T minus 110....

Canon EOS 40D
1/250s f/5.6 at 105.0mm iso100 hide exif
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Date/Time16-Oct-2011 14:50:02
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length105 mm
Exposure Time1/250 sec
Aperturef/5.6
ISO Equivalent100
Exposure Bias+1/3
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Metering Mode
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Marisa D.L.09-Sep-2012 06:59
I love the composition and the scene here
Graeme30-Jul-2012 16:08
A fine capture of the horse and surroundings, Stephanie.BV
Frank Brault21-Jul-2012 19:02
Superbly presented and composed. V
Pierre20-Jul-2012 11:08
Une composition formidable dans une lumière superbe! V
Ali Majdfar20-Jul-2012 05:38
fabulous capture! ~V
Yvonne20-Jul-2012 04:32
An amazing piece of craftmanship & beautifully presented Stephanie! v
Bonnie20-Jul-2012 02:40
At first I thought it was a horese that you added to the scene. This is amazing scene with nice clarity. BV
Hank Vander Velde20-Jul-2012 00:05
Terrific/beautiful image and great description Stephanie. Thanks for sharing.
Jim & Josefina19-Jul-2012 22:49
Great!
Helen Betts19-Jul-2012 21:00
Such a tranquil pastoral scene. The horse really sets it off! V.
larose forest photos19-Jul-2012 20:10
Such a sight to see! What a great vantage point for the photo. V
John Hamers19-Jul-2012 19:38
Beautiful captured scene !V
Colin Storey19-Jul-2012 19:36
Fantastic view of the horse with a great colourful sky. v
Phillip Normanton19-Jul-2012 17:15
Galloping merrily over the rolling hills :o)
Colin Dixon19-Jul-2012 16:44
Nice comp and contrast in the colours V
Jim Coffman19-Jul-2012 16:07
Great capture,Stephanie!
Knox O19-Jul-2012 15:19
oh, that's cool ! ☻
Gérard Koehl19-Jul-2012 15:17
Magnifique scène avec ce beau décor. V
globalgadabout19-Jul-2012 15:06
the prancing horse is delightful amid the gentle curves of the terrain..V
Lieve Snellings19-Jul-2012 14:47
this is my favorite of your images of this horse... BV
David Hobbs19-Jul-2012 14:40
I think that this is the best of your Cherhill horse shots. It really stands out dramatically here. V
Pete Hemington19-Jul-2012 13:38
Excellent - you have framed it well and got an ideal day for it.
There's a Long Man in Sussex in similar style.
fotabug19-Jul-2012 13:07
This is a very fine photo, with excellent color, composition and details. Appreciated the information also.
joseantonio19-Jul-2012 12:58
Very nice composition of this image. V
meekam tam19-Jul-2012 12:52
Very beautiful wide view of the place,Stephanie! V
Art Rodriguez19-Jul-2012 12:47
This is a beautiful picture Steph. V!
Art
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