Thursday, 13 April 2017

Best of the Rest - March (2017)

These are a selection of images that have not been included in previous posts during March. Some of the content includes similar subjects and locations to other posts in the last month. This is one of the consequences of being more up-to-date with image processing and posting - there is less opportunity to plan and combine topics accordingly.

Repeating photographic subjects and venues in quick succession is quite common. I think there is a recency effect at play here where the image processing sparks a thought or approach which either consciously or subconsciously leads to repetition.

Greaves Lane

After losing the light in Blidworth Woods, I headed for higher ground for sunset. Parking at the top of Greaves Lane I captured several scenes of the surrounding countryside including a panorama of Robin Hood Hill (all taken with a compact camera):

Blidworth Woods

A set from a frequently visited location during March. On this occasion the cloudy conditions produced flat lighting and the compositions are mostly about lines and angles:

Garden Wall

I mentioned in a previous post that there is something pleasing about the imperfect uniformity of old walls. They are also great subjects for colour and texture:

Clumber Park

Whilst in Clumber Park I came across this large beech tree. I particularly like the root composition which worked best in black and white:

Stanage Edge

During March I took and posted a series of black and white images from Stanage Edge. These are a selection of colour compositions taken as the light changed:

That concludes winter photography for 2017 - another season has flown past and spring colours are emerging at pace providing new subjects to photograph and enjoy.


  1. You must have photographed almost all of Stanage Edge by now!!

  2. Just about! Of course, every visit is different due to the lighting and weather conditions but I have considered changing the angle for future visits. Instead of walking on top of the edge I am thinking of following the paths below the edge to capture more of the sense of height - the climbers view!