Forest – Moorland – Shoreline The natural wildness of forests, moorland and coast inspire my photography. Where man has not intervened, other than a ramble access, the trees and plants grow in harmony with their geology.
New miniature landscapes are evident in fallen trunks on the forest floor, hosting a menagerie of moss and lichen; likewise exposed rocks on the shoreline host colourful lichen. These smaller plants have intricate geometric formations which fascinate me. Many of my photos are observations where plants find a way in stony places and in forest depths. Many photos to add to this new gallery site.
All nature has a feeling: woods, fields, brooks Are life eternal: and in silence they Speak happiness beyond the reach of books; There’s nothing mortal in them; their decay Is the green life of change; to pass away And come again in blooms revivified. Its birth was heaven, eternal it its stay, And with the sun and moon shall still abide Beneath their day and night and heaven wide.
John Clare’s poem is important for its recognition that nothing dies; decay is part of the renewal process – the cycle of life.
Living in the west country, I have access to unspoilt natural areas, national parks Exmoor and Dartmoor, still with wild animals: the beast of Exmoor is a wild cat, unidentified, wild boor have escaped from farms, indigenous deer and stags. Nature is held in a time capsule in these places, left to its own development in natural change.
[Site under construction April 2020 D R A F T Gallery]
Info: Photos are taken with iPhone4, ZTE Blade 7 and currently Huawei P30 Light. Mobile quality but some are very large (P30 48 mpxl) and could be printed as 50 inch picture. Some are very suitable as murals, and could be painted as such.
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