Hello my friends! What I personally think is the best season of the year, is about to leave us to make room for the colder Winter and I have to say that I’ve never seen so many autumn colours as this year’s ones, I really loved being a spectator of the changing season in the English countryside.
I moved to the English countryside five years ago, in search of a slower life after a very, very busy period in London(which I still love as a city but that kinda life doesn’t suit me). Last summer my husband and I, after living for over 4 years in Tunbridge Wells, bought our first house in a stunning village called Wadhurst, in the East Sussex. A simple and cosy cottage close to the British valley, has always been my dream and it finally came true!
Living in the countryside is making me so much happier! There is something magical happening when you live surrounded by nature, kind people, breathtaking views and incredible foot paths. Stress just goes away to leave room to happiness and relaxing vibes. You step out your house to go in the village centre, talk to very kind and smiling people, take a coffee at your usual place to then go for a long walk in the magical British valley.
I always knew England was my place, but it is even better than what I thought now that I’m living here! What caught my attention more than anything else, is its nature and the beauty of it.
Almost every day I go for a walk with my little dog Marley and my camera (never without) discovering new footpaths all around the village and each time I find new beautiful details, bucolic views and hidden woods to spend even more time walking through ’em.
I really encourage everyone to have a nice early morning stroll, especially when it’s misty, frosty and gloomy!
Wonderful autumn colours in full bloom, crunchy leaves and mossy forest floor, rolling hills, the scent of autumn in the air and the deep light through the trees which makes every little detail of nature sparkle.
So peaceful and relaxing, there’s nothing better to get lost and clear your mind, breathe fresh air and let your wellies get muddy across fields. This is my wellbeing therapy!
- Most of the time I only use 50mm 1.8 for close up shots but the 18-135mm can be a good choice to cover most of the shots.
- A thing that I like is waiting the weather to be overcast when I’m shooting valleys or cottages, and waiting the golden hour when I’m inside woods or paths.
- It’s likely that you will need your aperture to be as open as possible to let all the light in your camera and get a nicely lit photo.
- Don’t forget to clean your lenses before any day out shooting. You don’t want to find out your photos being all ruined at the end of the day.
- Other than the above, go out, take pictures and have fun!
I personally think that the best place to go for a walk into the wild nature is Snape Wood. It’s a beautiful woodland with plenty of trees, plants and wildlife but also stunning valleys to admire.
If you are looking for a nice easy walk I love to take the path just behind the church and follow the road: you will be walking on the road most of the times but the traffic is calm (almost non-existent) and you can easily spot stunning cottages with beautiful gardens along the way.
Others astonishing places to visit in the area are Bewl Water and Bedgebury Pinetum.
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