Converging interest.

All of these images were taken whilst I was on a walk one afternoon. I was on a public footpath and had just climbed over a stile when I was confronted with a crop field that had been harvested. The machine had left about six inches of plant sticking out of the ground and in the distance, I saw a lone tree to which the rows of stalks converged. I took several photographs changing my position and camera settings as I did so, but this was the image I was happy with.

Fujifilm X-E2, Fujinon XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4 R LM OIS



I spent quite a lot of time in the field, and in fact, I went back a year later to get some more photographs. The other two images here were also taken on that first trip. The first of the two has been given a faux infra-red styling in photoshop. Infrared black and white is one of my favourite styles of photography and I hope to get one of my mirrorless cameras converted eventually to shoot it properly.

Fujifilm X-E2, Fujinon XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4 R LM OIS



The second image was taken later in the afternoon as the winter shadows began to lengthen. As I was moving around to find another shot, I noticed my shadow and thought it had a nice juxtaposition with the light and texture on the field.

Fujifilm X-E2, Fujinon XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4 R LM OIS



I’m sometimes asked how I arrive at some of the surreal titles I give some of my photographs. The honest answer is I don’t know. It’s very rare for me to have a title in my head as I am shooting the image, I normally arrive at a title when I have processed or finished processing the shot later. Then as I look at the finished picture I usually go with the first thing that comes into my head. I like to think that it is the creative sub-conscious in me that fires out the titles, but one thing is sure, in that the more titles you give your creations, the easier it becomes to name them.



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