Descent at the Seven Sisters

This week, show us your interpretation of descent — experiment with your point of view and angle, or go even deeper with the theme.

When I read this week’s photo challenge I immediately thought of the Seven Sisters. If you haven’t heard of them, they are a series of chalk cliffs on England’s stunning South Coast. I lived in Brighton, UK from 2006 till 2010 and must have visited these cliffs over ten times. They are between the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne and access is through the Seven Sisters Country Park on the 4.5km long footpath.

The reason for choosing these photos is that they capture the sheer drop from those cliffs but also describe “descent” on a deeper level. As magnificent as they are, the descent is dangerous and sadly each year people die from falling off – by accident, but mostly through suicide.

I absolutely recommend visiting this beautiful place for a great day out from Brighton or even London. If you do, make sure you visit the tea rooms and have a quintessentially British cream tea. Burn it off afterwards by hiring bikes and discovering the great bike trails of Friston Forest.


Please excuse the quality of the photos, they were shot with a 5MP Jenoptik JD 5.0z3 EasyShot in 2007 😉

PS: I’ve signed up for Photography 101 starting on Monday 3rd November. I’m very excited, expect lots of photos over the next month!