Into the valley
printed on Giclée Epson Semi-Gloss
Original photo taken on medium format film stock, converted to digital. This image was captured while rambling in Combe Down valley near Bath Spa in the county of Avon, UK. Everything is so patently English in this print. The truly ancient ash tree gamely resisting any temptation to 'die back', the rustic, well weathered fencing, the gentle play of light and shade in the soft sunlight, and the persuasive invitation to step over the style and venture into the waiting valley below. There is an uplifting quality in an idyllic landscape such as this, made even more so by revealing the rich and creamy tones of nature in black and white. Perfect place for a picnic!