'COMPTON - From the skies to the seas – a love letter to the landscape'
An inspired photo book written in poetry prose with over 140 colour photos and illustrations by Rosy Burke, photographer, designer and painter. Rosy has long been fascinated by this small part of the 'Back of the Wight' and hopes you will enjoy 'travelling' it with her through her words and photos.
A SENSE OF PLACE
Come fly with the paragliders and the sea eagles - paddle and beachcomb along the shoreline - rescue with the inshore lifeboat crew - marvel at the ancient cliffs where 120 millions years of paleontology is exposed in the strata.
Rosy takes you with her from the Skies to the Downs, the Farm, the Military Road, Cliffs, Beach and Seas . . . and shows photos of this beautiful area as she tells you true, interesting and amusing tales she has gathered and recorded from chasing after people in the landscape.
She remembers splashing in warm pools as a toddler and moaning up the downs as a teenager.
As a retired photographer/designer isolated in lockdown she was able to dream up her first book to show the beauty and stories of the landscape and satisfy her longings to be in this exceptional place.