Well another year’s photography is all but done and inevitably that means reflecting on the year’s output and considering what’s to come in the next 12 months. Generally it’s been a good year – it started off slowly with what seemed like months of grey miserable days of rain. I have only one photo to show from this early part of the year; a photo taken on one of the wettest days out ever, I’m not sure why but it always seems to chuck it down when ever I venture out with Tim Parkin! It proved to be a day so wet that large format was virtually impossible due to steaming up ground glass and water generally everywhere, and to be honest, digital wasn’t a whole load better.
Things started to move on a whole load better come May only to be halted again for a couple of months with whooping cough. Thankfully a great autumn has given way to some excellent conditions in early winter. This photo was made out on the wonderful hoar frost outing that I was so happy to witness last week. If ever I have doubts about the worth of partaking in landscape photography (and I do), days like this make you realise why it’s such a great way to spend your time.
Looking back at my year’s work, it’s pretty clear that I’ve gone pretty much 100% “tree”, there’s been no costal work (although I am off up to the Moray coast for Christmas so there’s still time!) and very few views. I’ve decided I am what I am, and it it’s woodland that interests me then I should dedicate myself to trying to pass on my love of these wonderful placed to the best of my abilities.
As some of my Twitter followers know, next year will see the release of my first book(!) This will be a large format (in more ways than one) limited edition publication of just 600. More info to follow, but I can reveal that it will be called ‘With Trees’. No prizes for guessing the subject matter
Hopefully I’ll manage another blog post this year – I always like to pick out 12 of my photos which I’m most happy with from the past year – so I’ll let you know if I made it to 12!
All the best – I hope you all have a great Christmas and you get all those camera gizmos you’ve been wishing for!