the green series

within a crooked mile

Starting to think about presentation for Open Studios and what to display. Although this project was always intended to be more about the individual image, there’s something which draws me back to images working together and these three are a good example. Each works on its own but is stronger, and is complimented by the other two images.

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uninvited guests

I love the way that a single image can spark an idea which then develops into something potentially much bigger. A single image of a forget-me-not thriving in a corner of the patio has led me to examine some of the other ‘weeds’ in the garden and I sense that this could end up being a project in it’s own right over the coming months.

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fishpool valley

within a crooked mile

This is another location outside the nominal ‘mile’ – Croft Castle in Herefordshire but the verdant foliage at this time of year makes it worthy of inclusion…

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reaching out

within a crooked mile

The trees around Pitchcroft are just starting to leaf. It’ll be good to see them fill out, they’ve all been pruned and tidied the past few weeks; all the new growth at the bases has been trimmed back and older, presumably dead branches removed from higher up.

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beech remains

within a crooked mile

A pile of branches from the pruned beech hedge at the bottom of the garden. I confess that they’ve been stacked, waiting to be sawn up to use as fire starters, for [ahem…] about 12 months now, but they’ve weathered in the meantime to a beautiful rich copper colour. Good things come to those who wait…

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looking up

within a crooked mile

This view, looking up at the new leaf growth is taken from a new series of shots I’ve not long started. The idea is to go from bare branches to full canopy, but we’ll see how it works out! I’ve picked this one out for the fresh yellow-green of the leaves, backlit by spring sunshine and the promise of warmer days to come.

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