Last Sunday I was commissioned to "shoot" an enchanting event at Plas Power Woods organised by The Woodland Trust near Wrexham. After sunset the woods were illuminated with candles, coloured lights, fairy lanterns, the glow from a firepit. Family groups were led by a lone flute player along twinkling woodland footpaths to hear wonderful tales by lantern light and to toast marshmallows over a fire...
I've just returned from a long weekend in Seville. This is a beautiful city with wonderful buildings, parks, restaurants, bars and orange trees. But did you know about the Banyans? Many of the city squares and parks have a Banyan Tree or two - the Ficus Macrophylla (aka Moreton Bay Fig or Australian Banyan).
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....
A field, some trees and a mountain