Saturday, 3 March 2018

Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset, taken last night by Guy Edwardes

I don't own the rights to this stunning image...

...and I'll take it down if anyone asks me to. I pinched it from a tweet sent out by Guy Edwardes, who says the only post-processing (if that's the right term) the picture underwent was the conversion to black and white. The photographer's website can be found here. People are already asking if they can buy a print of it - as he does sell his work, it might be available soon. 

Gold Hill appeared in John Schlesinger's 1967 film adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd - and, more famously, in Ridley Scott's celebrated 1973 television advert for Hovis:
...which in turn was the subject of this Two Ronnies parody in 1978:

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