Autumn Woodlands

I’ve been lucky to have been commissioned by The Woodland Trust to shoot in several of their woods in Wales to catch the Autumn moods.

This has taken me from Cardiff to Carmarthen to Conwy - here are some samples…..




 

Trees above Talgarth

There is a low ridge opposite my studio in the Black Mountains of Wales where I can see a number of beautiful trees every day.

I regularly walk amongst these trees hoping to catch the light.

Here is a selection.......

 

A Young Ash Tree above Park Wood

I regularly walk up on the hills above my studio near Talgarth and have seen this young ash tree establish itself over the last few years.  Let us hope it will avoid the ash dieback disease and the emerald ash boring beetle - both of which are forecast to wipe out most ash trees in Britain over the next 20 years!

 

Above the Fog

Sunday 1st November 2015 - Above the fog on Rhos Fawr Common, Black Mountains, Wales.

A beautiful birch tree in its autumn colours and a "Fog Bow"....

 

A "Fog Bow" is formed the same way as a rainbow - by diffraction of the sun's rays through water droplets - but because the droplets are much smaller in fog the overall effect is mostly white.

 
 
 

Autumn in the Olchon Valley

Here are some autumn images from the Olchon Valley on the border between Herefordshire and the Black Mountains in Wales. 

This valley was used as the setting for Owen Sheers' debut novel, Resistance (Faber and Faber, 2007), where,  in an imagined 1944 in which Russia fell and the D-day landings were unsuccessful half of Britain is occupied. In the isolated Olchon Valley, a group of farm women, abandoned by their husbands and sons, are forced to endure winter alongside the occupying force. 

This image, taken from the foot of Black Hill, won the Photographer of the Year award at the Spring Greens Fair where I called it....

Borderland
A field, some trees and a mountain
 
 

 

Autumn at Glanusk

Spent a wonderful autumn morning shooting trees on the Glanusk Estate today....