Godshill, Isle of Wight

The Story Behind the Image - Godshill, Isle of Wight

The village of Godshill must be one of the most frequently photographed places on the Isle of Wight - if not in all of England.

Though much of the extended village is composed of modern housing estates, the core of Godshill consists of a cluster of incredibly pretty thatched cottages clustered around the ancient parish church.

I had to make two trips to get this photo. I wasn't familiar enough with the area to know exactly when the light would be in the right place to shine on the thatched cottages and the church tower.

So, when I came to Godshill the first time the sun was shining in my eyes.

But I'm nothing if not persistent (or just plain stubborn) and I returned again on the next sunny morning to get this wonderful view. I could live in a place like this!

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