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Clayton Windmills, Jack and Jill, East Sussex, UK

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The Clayton Windmills, known locally as Jack and Jill, stand on the South Downs above the village of Clayton. Jack is the taller of the two lovely windmills and it is a private house. Jill Mill is open to the public on most Sundays and bank holidays during the summer. Jill Mill has now been restored to full working order by the Jack and Jill Windmills Society. There's a free car park in front of the two mills, Jill is the nearest to the car park. There is a terrific viewpoint at this location which boast spectacular views of the Sussex Weald. This is a fantastic location for both landscape photography and astrophotography; the windmills provide a great foreground subject for star trails. Finally lots of great walks in the area.

Equipment: Canon 450D, Canon 18-55mm lens, Remote shutter control.

Settings: Manual Mode, Auto White Balance, Manual focus, Aperture f/4, ISO 400. 90 x 30 second exposures (45 mins altogether).Windmill fortuitously lit by a passing vehicle.

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Clayton Windmills

Mill Lane
West Sussex BN6 9PG
United Kingdom

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