Near Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland.
Near Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland.

I don't usually describe the thinking that goes on behind my photographs and prefer to allow any viewer to arrive at their own conclusions. There are exceptions but photography is mostly for me not about just capturing the scene, a pretty landscape for example. There has often to be something else that makes me want to make a photograph and I find intimate landscape photography more challenging.

I came on a large area of last years bracken which had long since been flattened by winter winds and I liked how frost had formed on the dead fronds. For me an interesting enough photograph and had I not stumbled on the feather then my photograph would have been of just that. What had been a lush green plant now fallen and now cold as the frost which enveloped it. However, finding the feather lying hidden amongst the bracken added another dimension as it was not frozen and therefore, unlike the bracken but like myself, it had not been there very long. Wood pigeon?

Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikkor 24 – 70mm f2.8/G at 55mm
ISO: 100
Exposure: f11  1/10 sec.
Two image blend for overall sharpness.